The skills required for software engineers
Being a software engineer is something that requires skill and specific knowledge. What skills are those, exactly? Let’s discuss that very topic in this blog.
Programming and coding
First things first, it is vital that all software engineers have ample knowledge and skills in programming and coding. This is the bread and butter of any software development or engineering project.
It is usually essential to have knowledge of more than one language too, as each programming language has its own unique benefits and sometimes more than one will be appropriate for a given project.
Common programming languages used include:
Some of these will be learnt via a software engineer’s initial education, which can be gained from university, an apprenticeship, or self-taught options. However, it will be appropriate for software engineers to continue their learning of coding languages going forward throughout their careers and so others might be added to their repertoire at any given point.