Employers are seeking Android developers
Written by Sue Gee   
Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Do you currently develop mobile apps as a hobby? If so there are job opportunities waiting to be filled.


According to Alice Hill, Managing Director of the IT jobs site, Dice.com, employers are increasingly searching for Android developers:  

the gap is widening between Android and iPhone job postings on Dice. For every request in search of iPhone experience, you'll find 1.4 requests for Android.

This observation led Dice to do some research into developers working in the mobile arena.

The surprising finding from its survey of 3200 "technology professionals" was that only 500 of them (17%) had actually published a mobile app and of that group only 27% work on mobile initiatives full time.

Of developers who have made it into the market place 35% have made money from an app and iPhone developers have on average made nine times more than Android developers.

The survey asked developers about which mobile platform they spent time developing for and whether it was their full or part time occupation or a hobby.

 

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Turning this into a chart shows how iPhone and Android dominate and while iPhone holds sway for full-time developers, in the case of part-tmers and hobbyists Android is preferred. 

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The fact that employers have jobs for those with Android development skills strongly suggest that those who currently do this as a hobby could use it as a career move. As Alice Hill concludes,

"Publishing a popular app can be the ticket to a better job."

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More information

Dice Report

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