Research: 2012 App Developers Salary Survey


Research: 2012 App Developers Salary Survey

Research: 2012 App Developers Salary Survey

App Dev Pros in Demand, in Charge

New business requirements make developers more secure in their jobs and more valuable to their employers than the general IT population – by 11%, when it comes to compensation packages. However, while annual compensation continues to grow, male app dev staffers earn almost 15% more than females.

Survey Name
InformationWeek 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey: Application Development

Survey Date January 2012

Region United States

Number of Respondents 3,421 full-time application development and software professionals (2,265 staff and 1,156 managers), including only those with the job function of application development or job title of QA/software test engineer/analyst, software engineer or software developer

Purpose To track IT salary and compensation trends from the perspective of those on the front lines, InformationWeek conducts an annual U.S. IT Salary Survey. Now in its 15th year, it’s the largest employee-based IT salary survey in the country. Last year 18,201 full-time IT professionals completed the Web-based survey. This year 13,880 took part. The goal of this study is to measure various aspects of compensation, benefits, and job satisfaction. This report focuses on the 3,421 application development IT professionals who participated in the survey.

Methodology The survey was designed by InformationWeek and fielded online. The survey was promoted in InformationWeek’s daily and weekly newsletters. In addition, email invitations with an embedded link to the ­survey were sent to qualified IT professionals from InformationWeek Business Technology Network print, newsletter, and events databases. The survey was fielded from November 2011 to January 2012.

The information in this report is based on responses from 3,421 application development professionals. Unemployed and part-time workers were excluded from these results, as were respondents from outside the United States. This report uses median rather than mean or average figures for salary and percentage salary changes to eliminate distortions caused by extremes at the high or low ends of the responses. (R4150412DD)

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