Mobile application Developer Jobs

Number of Jobs

28, 500

Median Salary

$62, 500

Unemployment Rate

4.2 percent

Your browser opens the page and your jaw instantly drops. The website's color scheme, layout, main image, user experience – everything really – is absolutely perfect. If you've ever had this experience, it's most likely thanks to the hard work of a talented Web developer. Responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to a client’s specifications, Web developers strive to create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and easy navigation. Developers must take into account a client's products or services as well as its target market to create a site that appeals to its customers or intended audience. The job requires a knowledge of software programs, Web applications and programming languages such as HTML and CSS, as well as a solid understanding of design principles. Work environments for Web developers vary widely, from large corporations or governments to small businesses. Developers may be full-time employees, part-time consultants or work on a contract basis as freelancers.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 20.1 percent employment growth for Web developers between 2012 and 2022. During that period, about 28, 500 new jobs will need to be filled in an industry that already has roughly 141, 400 positions. The continued expansion of e-commerce is expected to be the main driver of Web developer growth in the next decade. As more companies offer, or greatly expand, their online retail presence, more Web developers will be needed to build the websites consumers will visit to purchase their favorite products. Increased reliance on mobile search is another reason the industry's employment growth should remain strong in the near future, since this should lead to new opportunities to create sites for mobile devices.

The BLS reports that Web developers made a median salary of $62, 500 in 2012. The highest-paid 10 percent in the profession earned $105, 200, while the lowest-paid earned $33, 550 that year. The most highly compensated positions are in the natural gas distribution, waste treatment and disposal, and depository credit intermediation industries. Computer systems design employs the largest share of Web developers in the field. The highest-paid positions can be found in the metropolitan areas of San Jose, Calif., San Francisco and New York City.

Salary Range

75th Percentile $83, 450
Median $62, 500
25th Percentile $44, 860

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