Software development is the activity of designing, building and supporting computer software. Our software development courses covers a broad range of hard and soft skills necessary to become a software developer, engineer or programmer. These skills include researching and creating new software, testing, prototyping, re-engineering and maintaining existing software products.
Web development is a part of software development which is why their characteristics are closely linked. However, the main difference is that web developers build web applications only. Software development covers a wider range of software, including web applications.
While it is not mandatory to learn software development in order to design web applications, it is recommended.
Web development is an independent discipline with a unique set of skills, meaning training is essential if this is your desired area of expertise. An additional Software Developer course, or combined Software & Web Development diploma, further supports a wider understanding of the industry, leading to more potential opportunities in the future.
As the digital world grows, so too does the need for software developers. This competitive landscape makes breaking into the industry challenging, but equally rewarding.
Salaries are above the national average, with entry-level positions starting at £20,000 per annum. As a basic requirement, employers ask that applicants demonstrate a focused understanding of system software, application software and programming software. A qualification in computer science is also required.
Our fully-accredited introductory course to Programming Concepts is an essential first step for anyone looking to get into software development.
Trainees are encouraged to build upon their existing software development knowledge with tailored HTML5 courses and Advanced courses that combine software development with web development.
Those with a background in IT can also increase their career prospects with an MTA Software Development Fundamentals course or a Programming Fundamentals diploma.
Whichever software development course you choose, whether online or in-center, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way.
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