The job market for programmers is expected to improve significantly in the coming years.
The National Bureau of Economic Research has said that the number of job postings for programmers will rise by 12.4 percent annually.
However, the average salary of the typical programmer is $62,500, according to a report by the National Center for Data Analysis.
The number of new positions will drop from 4,300 to 3,600 in 2019.
In 2018, the number posted was 4,900.
In 2019, the median salary of a programmer is expected be $63,000.
The job growth will likely be even stronger.
“There are about 1,200 vacancies in the software development pipeline and that number is projected to grow to about 2,000 by the end of 2020, according the BLS,” said Chris Ehrlich, chief economist for software analytics company DataLogic.
In the next few years, the jobs will grow and the number will rise again.
“A lot of people are still coming out of the closet.
People who have been in the pipeline for years are getting out of it,” said Ehrleith.
“I’m really optimistic about the job market in 2019,” he said.
“It’s not as bad as some people are making it out to be.”
A lot of the job openings will likely go to those who have experience in coding.
“We’re really excited to see the number rise,” said Kevin Dyson, chief marketing officer at the software company, Red Hat.
“This will be a great year for programmers.
This will be one of the few times in history that we’ve had a significant number of jobs open in a relatively short time.”
As for the rest of us, we will need to be careful.
“Coding is a skill, it’s a very technical skill,” said Ryan Schafer, CEO of the tech training company Coding for All.
“So, if you’re not coding, it’ll probably just be a matter of how much you are coding,” he added.
“If you’re doing coding, you’ll be able to do more with your hands than you could if you were doing the same work for a machine.”