There is a shortage of skills in the UK and Ireland. Yet the rate of unemployment among new Computer Science graduates is high 6 months after graduation.
Has formal education has become obsolete? What do developers think about the role of formal education in their careers? And what can employers do to attract this new generation of coders?
This report features commentary by leading companies and massive open online courses (MOOCs) including; MongoDB, Udacity, General Assembly, Simply Business, and diffblue.
37% of current professional developers in the UK and Ireland said that their formal education was ‘not very important’ or ‘not at all important’ to their career success. Moreover, developers do not evaluate their colleagues on the level of their education but on a well-rounded skill set.
Stack Overflow has created a series of reports focused on the developer ecosystem of the UK and Ireland. Each report is designed to help businesses understand how to find and connect with tech talent in the best possible way. Discover all the reports.
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