As of September 1, online job board Dice.com has 82,836 tech job postings, and a growing number of those are for mobile app developers. However, Dice’s Alice Hill said that just 17 percent of tech professionals have published a mobile app, and just a quarter of those work on apps full-time. That makes it difficult for hiring managers to find qualified job applicants.
“The mobile app industry is no game. For tech talent, taking on a mobile app project is a great way to broaden skills in an area that is primed for more growth. Likewise for employers, giving an ‘A’ player on your team a mobile project is a great retention tool,” Hill explained. “The bottom line? Publishing a popular app can be the ticket to a better job whether you are working for an employer or not.”