Burning Glass Technologies published a report in 2016, Beyond Point and Click: The Expanding Demand for Coding Skills, which included the key findings:
Coding skills are in high demand
Seven million job openings in 2015 were in occupations that value coding. This corresponds to 20% of “career track” jobs, defined as those which pay a national living wage of at least $15 per hour.
Coding skills are not just for programmers
Coding skills are of value to candidates across five major job categories:
- Information Technology (IT) worker
- Data Analysts
- Artists and Designers