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Applications Developer

Application developers specialise in technology creating apps for different platforms such as Android (Java) or (Kotlin), iOS (Objective-C or Swift) or Windows (C#). Those who program on more than one platform are known as cross-platform developers.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual salaries may vary, depending on

Salaries for an app developer start at around £20,000 for graduates, rising to between £30,000 and £40,000 with experience.  Senior app developers can earn between £45,000 to around £70,000.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2020
7720
2.9 %
RISE
2025
7947

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT, look at the Tech Future Careers website. You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

Bubble Jobs the leading job board for the digital industry has many good articles to help you in your job search. They also have a Careers Portal for graduates.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417417
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Twitter: @bcs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IT.BCS/

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Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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