Mobile app developers in hot demand

Mobile app developers in hot demand
It seems that mobile software developers are still few and far between, while everybody is scrambling to have a presence in Apple's, Google's, or the other application stores.

A number of companies are boosting their mobile development teams, but it will take time for this need to be filled with qualified people. Desktop software developers need a new set of skills to write code for mobile, so they get retrained, whereas new talent just isn't out there yet in sufficient quantity.

Mobile app developers in hot demand
A survey in October last year has shown the average salary in the field to hit $76 000, rising higher than the average, whereas some companies are reported to pay $90 000 to even $150 000 per year for experienced mobile software developers.

Development centers are also being opened abroad, although outsourcing is more hassle and involvement than internal recruits, but in today's fast-paced app development environment, some companies just prefer the quickest option.

It seems like a great field to be in right now, with employers bidding for talent, while a lot of other sectors are stagnating. This will inevitably change in a few year's time, when more people graduate, attracted by this lucrative field, but for now qualified app developers are having a field day, with their services in hot demand.

source: WSJ

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3 Comments

1. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

many sure are into mobile development as it needs less funding to promote itself. and has a rapidly increasing market

2. mobile application developer unregistered

A lot of apps developers are there in market and undoubtedly they are doing really good job. I appreciate your work. But reducing the security threats in handling sensitive information via apps is very important. It’s a remarkable and serious issue. You guys should work on this issue. Thanks for sharing your information here. Well, the blog is nicely written. I enjoyed this blog a lot. Hope to see your more blogs in future.

3. Lizzie

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

If you are interested in learning how to develop iPhone apps then you should attend a course being offered by "Startup Saturdays" on Meetup.com sfiphonebootcamp.eventbrite.com/

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