The labour market for software developers in the age of digitisation

This year’s DEKRA labour market report focuses, among other things, on the job market for software developers. They stand almost symbolically for the rapid growth of the digitisation in ever more fields of work.

In order to showcase the results of our examination of the labour market for software developers to the public and in order to debate with representatives of the field, the specialist journal “Computerwoche” invited to a “Business Breakfast” on the 2nd of July 2019.

There, I initially presented the DEKRA labour market report and its findings – findings that highlight the variety of different problems recruiters face when trying to fill vacancies for software developers.


Hans Königes in conversation with Peter Littig (German only)


Afterwards, Stefan Scheller, who owns the successful personnel blog and who, as a consultant, is responsible for personnel marketing and employer branding at DATEV, reported on the daily HR practice in his business. He explained how DATEV has set itself up with regard to modern personnel recruitment and what the software company from Nuremberg is doing to bring coveted IT experts on board.


Hans Königes in conversation with Stefan Scheller (German only)


Finally, Hans Königes, chief editor of the “Computerwoche”, talked about how the salaries of software developers will develop in light of the growing demand.

The fact that companies have developed a sense of urgency concerning the problems with recruiting software developers is of course also highlighted by the great interest in our “Business Breakfast”, which about 50 HR managers attended.


The labour market for software developers in the age of digitisation

Peter Littig
About The Author
- Dr. Peter Littig, born 1948, is a mathematician, physicist and educational scientist. He used to teach at public and private schools and has been working in adult education since 1984. He was trainer, consultant and head of department at Control Data Institut. From 1995 on, he was head of education at DEKRA Akademie GmbH. He is now retired, but still serves as advisor on educational policy to the board of directors.He has published numerous papers and books on further education, human resource development and digitization in learning and training.


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