I live in the Uk, currently doing a web development degree at university, and have been looking towards the future.
Considering that economies everywhere have been squeezed tight, that all countries are pushing austerity measures which means that everyone (particularly businesses) will have less money to spend - does this mean less people / businesses will be investing in websites / web technologies? are web developers really always going to be need?
I post this here because im moreso looking for a collection of your (yes you) opinions on this.
Web Development isnt a public sector economy, its based almost entirely in the private sector, where there are no guarantees and the market rules - so;
Is the demand there for web developers right now?
Will the demand be there for the foreseeable future?
Is the market flooded with too many developers to too little jobs?
Or are there more jobs than worthwhile candidates for them?
Will a university degree in Web Development really help in standing out from the crowd?
Is a Web Developer career well paid enough for someone to support a family on?
I'd like to know your thoughts (or anyone else's, feel free to quote or paraphase) on those questions / anything else you wish to add.
Many thanks in advance to all!