Mobile development has been one of the hottest growth areas inside of IT for a while and it’s not slowing down. Having the right skills in this area means you can write your own ticket.
David Foote of Foote Partners says that up to this point companies have perhaps been taking people already in the organization — maybe a Java programmer and paying them a premium, but not necessarily giving them the title mobile application developer. “We’ve had enough interest from our customers asking us if we have information on these jobs that we think it’s starting to become a legitimate job title,” says Foote.
Some other IT job titles getting used most recently according to Foote, senior software engineer mobile front-end and senior software engineer mobile back-end, mobile evangelists, mobile analytics and a number of engineer titles associated with mobile.