While software developers are typically associated with high-status, technical knowledge work, there is evidence of changing skills requirements within the industry. One notable feature is the increasing importance of social competencies, as well as technical skill, which have been proposed as a feature of many new economy occupations. This article examines how this change in skills in software work impacts on employability in the sector. Developers, managers and HR practitioners in four Scottish software organizations provide the empirical focus. © 2008 Uppsala University.
|Number of pages||29|
|Journal||Economic and Industrial Democracy|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2008|
- Knowledge work
- Social competencies
- Software employment
- Technical skill