No-code is the future. There is the data that businesses of all sizes will eventually use and it will become a driver in the IT industry. Gartner, a research form, predicts that no-code usage will increase to 70% by 2025 from only 25% in 2020.
Surveys such as The Impact of Technology in 2022 and Beyond: an IEEE Global Study reported that the demand for technology will remain high in 2022 but skilled IT workers will be harder to find. In a new survey by Gartner, IT executives see the talent shortage as the most significant adoption barrier to 64% of emerging technologies, compared with just 4% in 2020.
Data analytics experts as one role that’s especially hard to fill. But the tech talent gap is larger much more than that. There is an overall shortage of people who know how to code, whether they’re doing back-end on mobile apps or developing cloud-computing platforms. That means that tech job seekers are uniquely in demand across several industries.
This is where no-code comes in to bridge this gap. Only .5% of the world knows how to code and the demand is just getting higher. No-code lets anyone build and create functional programs even without extensive knowledge in coding. It has been on the rise since the pandemic as more citizen developers learn it and even experienced developers as well. With the demand rising for IT talent and the evolution of no-code, it’s about time to start training no-code developers.
Some coders think that anyone who can drag and drop is a no-code developer already No-code development is still development since you are piecing together an app, website, or software for it to become functional.
We checked Linkedin and other job posting on what companies expect no-code developers to do. Here are some of the job descriptions we found online.
In UXPlanet.org, they also wrote down some job requirements for someone who will want to be a no-code developer
According to Glassdoor, no-code developers in the United States have an average salary of $114,489. No-code developers have the potential to earn a minimum salary of approximately $107,000 and a maximum salary of nearly $121,000.
According to Gil Hoffer’s article, it’s time to start training no-coder developers into engineers apart from just coding. Engineers dont build solutions to short-term problems but long-term solutions. This can be a great advantage especially as a company grows and its services become more complicated.
No-code developers should embody the wisdom of developers in terms of creativity and innovation. Developers usually don’t have all the systems they need—so they customize, create or borrow tools,
As we discussed in our article, No-Code and Gen Z, we see potential in Gen Z utilizing no-code even more since they are the most technologically knowledgeable. We now see some countries teaching coding to high school students like US and Australia which can be a gateway to no-code development. Educators are pushing for this since no-code gives these benefits to kids:
However, as of now, there is no formal institutionalized training for no-code developers. YET. Right now, no-code boot camps are slowly increasing and we see how they are developing their courses for students. If you are looking for one right now here are some boot camps to check out:
Bubble has a range of courses from fundamental skills to professional app development. Bubble also has free videos and tutorials for students that prefer to learn at their own pace.
Ever wanted to create an app but didn’t know where to start? Then the Adalo App Academy is for you. It has 6 categories where you can learn along the way.
This course teaches students to use Canvas, a framework for Bubble. Future developers here will be able to create workflows, configure databases, and create apps.
CRMBase teaches no-code customer relationship management (CRM) program that may lead a student to a 3-month apprenticeship. The course involves working Salesforce, suggesting and implementing solutions,, and adapting to to he problem of the business.
This course does teach about building and launching a no-code app. However it also highlight the important business concepts such as pricing, branding and marketing to help startup owners.
This new expertise holds the potential to bridge the skill gap we are facing right now. With so much opportunity in tech, we are seeing diversity in terms of age, race, and background that can open doors. In its core, this is what no-code development is all about. It’s developing a new breed of no-code developers who has the analytical skills of code developers
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