JOBLIFT ANALYSES THE UK’S MOBILE APPLICATION DEVELOPER JOB MARKET

Berlin/Hamburg, 3rd November 2017 – In February this year, Adobe Digital Insights published a report highlighting a 5% decline in mobile application installation since 2014 in the United Kingdom. With this in mind, job meta-search engine Joblift has analysed the UK’s app developer job market to determine how this decline in app user engagement has affected vacancies. The following results show that despite lower levels of app use, app developer candidates are very much in demand with competitive salaries to entice potential employees. In addition, Apple reigns supreme over Google on the job market, while Windows still fails to pose a viable threat.

APP DEVELOPER VACANCIES INCREASE AT DOUBLE THE UK AVERAGE AND ARE FILLED IN HALF THE TIME

According to Joblift, around 24,232 app developer vacancies have been posted in the UK in the last 12 months. These positions have seen an average monthly increase of 2%, double the 1% monthly increase for the UK job market as a whole. Interestingly, the high demand for app developer positions is apparent from the amount of time vacancies stay active online for without being filled. The average time an app developer vacancy stays open for is eight days, almost half the 15 days that the average UK role takes before being filled.

OVER THREE QUARTERS OF ALL APP DEVELOPER VACANCIES OFFER SALARIES ABOVE £40,000, AND BRISTOL SEES THE LARGEST INCREASE

Joblift’s studies show that, in terms of salaries, app developer jobs propose an appealing career choice. 23.6%, of the 13,116 vacancies that highlighted a salary, advertised positions with salaries in the range of £40-50,000 per year – significantly higher than the UK average wage of around £27,000, according to the Office of National Statistics. Additionally, 17.6% – the second largest percentage proportion – advertised jobs with a salary of between £50-60,000 per annum. In fact, only 22.8% of these vacancies offered a salary under £40,000 per year. London dominates app developer vacancies holding 25.9% of all positions. However, the capital has seen the slowest monthly growth in the last year with a rate of just 0.4%. In comparison, Manchester ranks in second place with 4.5% of all vacancies and an average monthly increase of 5.8%. Even greater, in third place, Bristol holds 2.9% of app developer vacancies but has hugely increased at an average monthly rate of 21.4%.

iOS VERSUS ANDROID: APPLE DOMINATES IN QUANTITY BUT GOOGLE LEADS IN GROWTH

Apple reigns supreme when it comes to the battle of the operating system titans. Joblift’s analysis shows that there were 4,629 vacancies looking specifically for iOS developers, making up 19.8% of all app developer openings. In comparison, in the last 12 months, 4,065 job advertisements have asked specifically for Android developers. However, with an average monthly increase of 5.1%, Android developers are chasing the iOS crown – jobs associated with the Google operating system increased 1.6 times more than the 3% monthly growth in iOS developer vacancies. Making up 4.1% of all vacancies, 985 job advertisements asked for developers with both iOS and Android skills. Interestingly, only 61 job vacancies mentioned a knowledge of Windows operating systems in their criteria or job title.

About Joblift

Joblift is meta search engine for currently more than 1,000,000 jobs from over 100 partner job boards. Joblift’s customised search filters and email notifications allow users to personalise their search criteria. The company was founded in 2015 by Lukas Erlebach and Malte Widenka. At the two locations in Hamburg and Berlin, Joblift currently employs a team of around 50 employees.

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Edgar Fluijt
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