Mobile Developer / Engineer
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Designs, builds, or improves mobile applications or apps for smart phones and mobile tablets. Oversees the entire software development process. Analyzes customer or user needs, designs programs, writes code, tests design, and documents programs.
There were 601 Mobile Developer / Engineer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 17840 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Mobile Applications Developer industry, which includes the Mobile Developer / Engineer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Mobile Developer / Engineer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $110,115.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $109,427.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Mobile Developer / Engineer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $98,684.
Education and Experience
Posted Mobile Developer / Engineer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted Mobile Developer / Engineer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||12%|
|3 to 5 years||64%|
|6 to 8 years||17%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Mobile Developer / Engineer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (31%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (31%)
- Writing (26%)
- Problem Solving (24%)
- Troubleshooting (19%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Java (48%)
- Swift (Programming Language) (42%)
- Software Development (37%)
- Software Engineering (36%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Debugging (19%)
- Git (19%)
- SQL (18%)
- Unit Testing (16%)
- Scrum (16%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- HTML5 (7%)
- GitHub (6%)
- Automated Testing (6%)
- Test Driven Development (TDD) (5%)
- Web Development (5%)
Salary Boosting Skills
A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Software Design Engineer in Test (SDET) (2%) – marginal value $3,543
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Mobile Developer / Engineer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Mobile Developer
- Mobile Applications Developer
- Mobile Engineer
- Senior Mobile Engineer
- Senior Mobile Developer
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- iOS Developer / Engineer
- Android Developer / Engineer
- Front End Developer
- Senior Java Developer / Engineer
- Java Developer / Engineer
- Software Architect
Here are the employers that have posted the most Mobile Developer / Engineer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Telecoms Com (736)
- Allegion (611)
- Assurant (160)
- Anthem Blue Cross (141)
- Capital One (141)
- Telecoms Com (35)
- Iqvia (19)
- Bank of America (16)
- Allegion (12)
- NTT Data (8)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!