qualities of a great software developer

By Tom Winter & Dominik Modrzejewski

Let's start with the basics. In order to become a great software developer, you've got to master some IT skills. But what are the most in-demand tech skills in 2022?



Top In-demand IT Skills 2022

Data Science demand growth

Python demand growth

Source: DevSkiller Top IT Skills Report 2022

The rise in popularity of Data Science & Python comes as little surprise given how valuable data has become to companies across the globe.

Jakub Kubryński DevSkiller CEO & Founder

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In the 2022 edition of the DevSkiller Top IT Skills Report: Tech talent hiring insights, you can find more emerging trends and predictions for the upcoming months.

But what sets apart great software developers from the rest?

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Curiosity pushes you to learn new languages, experiment, and look for new solutions. It also drives you to investigate the architectural choices of others, as well as question assumptions.


Great software developers understand algorithms and architectures intuitively. This ability allows them to learn quickly.


The IT world is changing rapidly and as a great developer, you need to stay adaptable. It’s a safe bet to hire people who are always on the lookout for new tools and ways of doing things.


Good communication skills directly correlate with good development skills. You need to know what questions to ask when you don’t understand or need to double-check.

What are some of the other key qualities of a great developer? Click below to access the full list based on insights from tech people and HR representatives from companies around the globe.