App developer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

App developers design and build mobile applications for PCs, mobile phones and tablets.

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App developers typically work around 37 to 40 hours per week.

As a App developer you will typically work 9am to 5pm.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
31,754 GBP *
per year
21,000 GBP
55,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for App developer

  • 32,204 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
Average salary for part-time App developer
Average salary for full-time App developer

  • 14,279 GBP
  • 14,934 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
  • 32,204 GBP
Salary over time for App developer

Pay for this role has increased slightly over time
  • 30,769 GBP
  • 31,184 GBP
  • 32,324 GBP
  • 32,906 GBP
  • 34,030 GBP
  • 34,940 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 33,409 GBP
  • 41,786 GBP

Future outlook for App developers

Very good outlook
50 000+ jobs available
Very good outlook
4% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
30% chance of automation in the future

App developer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a App developer and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 50% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 21% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 8% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You'll need:

  • maths knowledge for understanding programming
  • the ability to write computer programs
  • analytical thinking skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • knowledge of systems analysis and development
  • complex problem-solving skills
  • persistence and determination
  • to have a thorough understanding of computer systems and applications

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a App developer

Software & Web Development

Things to highlight for your App developer interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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