Research: App Dev 2012 Staffing Survey

Oct 22, 2012


App Dev Pros Write Their Own Tickets

Burgeoning demand and tight supply have led to higher compensation for application developers—if they possess the right mix of expertise. For example, Ruby and iOS are hot, but that’s not necessarily the case in all industries. To command top salaries, developers must build a strong portfolio of demonstrable success, along with a complement of soft skills that show an ability to learn new things and roll with changes.

Keeping up with evolving preferences in language is in itself a part-time job that can be accomplished through online training, contributions to open source projects or employer-sponsored science projects. In this report, we share tips for staying in demand and ahead of trends. (R5861012)

Survey Name   InformationWeek 2012 State of IT Staffing Survey

Survey Date   July 2012

Region   North America

Number of Respondents    232 respondents citing application development as a top area of staffing increase

Purpose   To gauge application development staffing trends in the enterprise

Methodology   InformationWeek surveyed business technology decision-makers at North American companies. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.

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