App developer vacancies increasing at twice the UK average, new research says
In February 2017, when an Adobe Digital Insights’ report found a 5% decrease in mobile app installation among residents of the United Kingdom since 2014, job search engine Joblift decided to examine the affects of this decline on the country’s job market.
Joblift found that this scenario has not affected the demand for app developers in the nation and they are being hired at competitive salary packages. It was also found that Apple leads in the UK job market, followed by Google. In the past 12 months, nearly 24,232 vacancies were posted for app developers in the UK. These vacancies have witnessed an average 2% increase on monthly basis, double the 1% monthly increase for the overall job market in the country.
The county’s capital leads in terms of app developer vacancies, followed by Manchester and Bristol. Although London holds 25.9% of all app developer positions, it has reported the slowest monthly growth in the last 12 months with a rate of only 0.4%. On the contrary, Manchester holds only 4.5% of all vacancies but its average monthly increase stands at 5.8%.
Elsewhere, the mHealth Economics 2017 study found there is a huge gap in the number of mobile health app released every year and the number of users downloading these health apps due to which financial success is becoming less likely for mobile health app developers who do not have notable support. The study found that presently there are nearly 84,000 health app publishers and 325,000 health apps in the leading app stores. Of the 325,000 apps, nearly 78,000 were added within the past year alone.