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Evaluating the Demand for Soft Skills in Software Development
January/February 2012 (vol. 14 no. 1)
pp. 44-49
Faheem Ahmed, United Arab Emirates University
Luiz Fernando Capretz, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Piers Campbell, United Arab Emirates University

An analysis of 500 advertisements for IT positions focuses on the soft skills mentioned in the ads, revealing which soft skills are in high demand for software development and which ones are neglected despite their importance.

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Keywords: IT workforce, soft skills, human factors, software development, diversity in software engineering, information technology
Citation:
Faheem Ahmed, Luiz Fernando Capretz, Piers Campbell, "Evaluating the Demand for Soft Skills in Software Development," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 44-49, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.7
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