Low-coders, No-coders, and Citizen Developers in Demand: Examining Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Through a Job Market Analysis

Björn Binzer, Till J. Winkler

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The emergence of low-code/no-code (LCNC) platform technologies and the resulting increase in citizen development programs are facilitating the democratization of the design, development, and deployment of digital solutions. Citizen developers, non-technical employees who leverage LCNC platforms, are at the heart of this trend. While many firms perceive LCNC and citizen development as a crucial component of their digital transformation strategy, little is known about the evolving roles in this field or the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA). To address this knowledge gap, we processed 113,106 job postings published on Indeed.com. Our topic modeling methodology identified 34 KSA topics and classified them into the three domains platform, business, and technology. We contribute to research by empirically demonstrating which competencies are required to successfully work in the LCNC field. Our findings can guide individual professionals and organizations alike.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWirtschaftsinformatik 2023 Proceedings
EditorsDaniel Beverungen, Christiane Lehrer, Matthias Trier
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationWWW
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2023
Article number170
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event18. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2023 - Universität Paderborn, Paderborn, Germany
Duration: 18 Sept 202321 Sept 2023
Conference number: 18


Conference18. Internationale Tagung Wirtschaftsinformatik. WI 2023
LocationUniversität Paderborn
Internet address
SeriesWirtschaftsinformatik Proceedings


  • Low-Code/No-Code skills
  • Citizen developer
  • Topic modeling
  • Job postings analysis

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