Tech Talent Shortage in US

Behind the US Tech Talent Shortage.

Tech competition is fiercely growing in today’s world, especially in the United States where tech startups are popping up all over the country. As a result of this, startups have been struggling to find and hire software developers as the demand is far exceeding the supply. According to research conducted by Indeed, the US software industry has a tech talent shortage of 472,000 unfilled positions with 9/10 business owners struggling to hire IT professionals and developers.

Even if new startups can find software developers and IT professionals, they often don’t possess the necessary skills and requirements for the job. Businesses often must make exceptions and hire candidates who do not fully fit the job description simply because of the shortage of developers. Thus, this has a detrimental impact on their software quality.

As if this shortage and lack of skills weren’t enough for startups to tackle, they also must pay their developers and IT professionals a hefty salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for a software developer in the US in 2018 was $106,000. This means that businesses are paying 55% more than what the average bachelor’s degree holder in the United States makes per year ($59,124).

In review, this means that both established businesses and startups in the U.S. are dealing with three massive problems when it comes to software development.

  1. Can’t find developers
  2. Quality is not optimal
  3. Hefty salaries

What Does the Future Hold?

As you can see, this is not a good situation for businesses, and it is only going to get worse in the future. The ACT (The App Association) estimates that nearly 1 million computer programming-related jobs in the US are expected to be unfilled by 2020. This begs the question: how can we fix this issue?

The obvious “solution” is to encourage more interaction and interest with software development amongst young students; however, even if the amount of computer science and related graduates tripled to nearly 175,000 each year (based from data from The National Center for Data Statistics), these positions would still grow faster than they could be filled.

Because of this, big changes need to be made in the software industry if US startups want to find success

An Untypical Solution.

At Untypical, we provide an innovative solution that addresses all of these growing issues. We call them CodeBots.

CodeBots are innovative code writing bots that work alongside your team of business analysts, developers, and testers throughout your software projects. These bots focus on the low value-added tasks and repetitive code that would normally consume a lot of a development team’s time. They, in a simple sense, are an innovative tool that can help businesses feeling the effects of this growing tech talent shortage within the United States.

CodeBots eliminate or drastically reduce many of the issues previously discussed. They….

  1. Solve the issue of businesses not being able to find developers. Depending on the specific project, they can produce the same work output as several coders, all in a much shorter time.
  2. Write consistent and near faultless code. CodeBots are 100% consistent. This means there are no simple mistakes due to inattention that humans may make.
  3. Reduced salaries. Competition to hire developers in the US is so fierce that the salaries are extremely high. Our CodeBots do not come with a subscription, so there is no annual/monthly salary involved. You only pay for what is produced.

The idea and implementation of CodeBots is new to the software world. Experienced developers began to realize these growing issues and have decided to take action.

There is no doubt that CodeBots are the future of software development and will play a key role in successful startups from now onwards.

To find out more about how CodeBots can help your business, check our benefits page and do not hesitate to contact us at hello@untypical.co.

Written by Tyler Yezman

Digital content creator

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