Mobile Application Developer Named “Best Computer Job For The Future”

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Android and iOS app developers claim top spot in a ranking of America’s hottest tech jobs through 2020.

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Mobile application development is home to one of the largest skills gaps ever seen in IT; there are simply more job openings than talented developers to fill them.

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RSS, a leading online community for career-minded IT professionals, today launched its inaugural guide to the “Best Computer Jobs for the Future.” The publication ranks the top ten IT career paths from 2013 to 2020, including deep dive job profiles and key growth factors for each position.

The popular IT startup forecasted this decade’s best computer jobs using a four-point weighted analysis of employment growth projections from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook 2012 – 2013 Edition, dynamic salary figures from, supply vs. demand on major IT job boards, and career advancement potential extrapolated from technology hiring trends and interviews with IT subject matter experts and technology executives.

Mobile application developers easily took the #1 spot. Contributing factors included the proliferation of smart phones and tablets, skyrocketing demand for new and innovative apps, an average salary of $95,000, industry leading 32% ten-year growth (or 292,000 new jobs through 2020) and the disproportionate ratio of qualified programmers to available mobile development jobs. Database administrators and software engineers rounded out the top three computer jobs respectively. Read the full top 10 list at

“Mobile application development is home to one of the largest skills gaps ever seen in IT employment; there are simply more job openings than skilled and educated mobile developers to fill them. This is especially true for Apple iOS and Android application developers, as just under 90% of mobile devices in circulation in the U.S. run on these two platforms,” says Daniel Greenspan, Enterprise IT Education Consultant & Founder of ITCareerFinder.

About ITCareerFinder is a world-class web portal committed to helping both new and established IT professionals advance their careers. Its network of IT trainers and subject matter experts provide timely, unbiased content and interactive resources to guide IT pros through every stage of their careers - from job role and IT certification research, through building a learning plan and choosing an education provider, to job search and career advancement strategy. ITCareerFinder is a strategic business partner of, the worldwide leader in online employment solutions.

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