According to an article published by www.developer-tech.com, the most notable surge in 2020 – where demand for software engineers in the US is concerned – is for AR/VR talent. It scored a whopping 1400% increase in comparison to 2019. The article cites a study made by career website Hired.
The explanation is very simple: as per IDC predictions, the AR/VR market and subsequent need for skilled software engineers was enjoying about 60% of the total spending on software solutions in 2018. Forecasters say that it will reach 85% by the end of 2021. Retail, transportation, manufacturing and public sectors will be needing services from these software engineers on the top of the chart.
AR/VR and why it’s so in demand in the United States
North America is the region that invested heavily in the AR/VR market in the past 12 months. It is forecast to witness the fastest growth in the next 5 years.
The salaries for AR/VR software engineers jobs range from $135k – $150k in major US tech hubs. 46% of software engineers, as developers, would like to learn AR/VR, one of the top 3 emerging technologies.
Gaming and computer vision engineers come in 2nd and 3rd
After VR/AR, the second biggest growth of in-demand talent was seen for ‘gaming engineers’ and ‘computer vision engineer’ roles – both witnessing 146% growths over 2019.
Demand for ‘search engineers’ increased 137%, whereas for ‘machine learning engineers’ increased 89%. Blockchain talent is still in demand, shy off 2019, with a 9% increase.
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