iOS developer salaries skyrocket

“iPhone developers are in demand across the United States and Canada, causing salaries to skyrocket for those with experience creating complex, mobile applications on Apple’s iOS platform,” Carolyn Duffy Marsan reports for Network World. “And there’s good news for programmers without such skills: You can teach yourself how to develop iPhone apps, thanks to the extensive amount of free information that Apple provides to developers on its website.”

“‘The type of talent that we are constantly looking to attract is the iOS developer,’ says Scott Michaels, vice president of Atimi Software, a 100-person mobile application developer based in Vancouver that counts among its clients HBO, ESPN and Bloomberg,” Marsan reports. “‘We need developers with experience in Android and Windows Mobile, but our primary demand is for iOS and Mac-capable developers.'”

Marsan reports, “Michaels says there aren’t enough developers that have deep knowledge of and experience with Objective-C, a computer language used in Apple products that differs from the more common C and C++. ‘We’re 100 people, but we have work for 130 people. We just don’t have those extra 30 bodies,’ Michaels says. He adds that salaries for experienced iPhone developers ‘just keep going up. Our year-over-year salaries are up almost 20%.'”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “occasionalposter1” for the heads up.]

11 Comments

  1. Biased much? Atimi is a big contract developer. Of COURSE it wants potential clients to believe that employee salaries are skyrocketing. It has to justify its super-sized contracting rate.

  2. I see they also quote Alice Hill at DICE. That’s a head-hunting service for contract engineers. If you only interview contractors, yes, you’ll hear that it’s hard to get full-time employees.

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