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Manufacturing shift: Software jobs now outpace production openings

American manufacturers now post more jobs for software developers than production workers, a sign that the products we make—and the methods used to make them—are increasingly driven by computer programming. As the “Internet of Things” and other computer-driven technologies raise the level in sophistication and connectivity in products, software skills have become highly prized by employers. In fact, in the manufacturing sector software developers are now second only to sales positions in terms of the total number of jobs posted.