UK Android Developer Demand Soars

Demand for Android developers in the UK has increased by four times from last year, an IT recruitment firm has found.

According to research released by recruitment firm IntaPeople, job vacancies for Android developers increased by 424 per cent in the UK since the beginning of 2010. Meanwhile, during the same time period, demand for iPhone developers increased by 263 per cent.

In a statement to Computing, Rob Samuel, IT manager at IntaPeople, said: “Given the substantial increase in the sale of Android handsets in the past year, it is not surprising that more businesses are recruiting individuals who possess the ability to develop for this platform.”

The company said that, between November 2010 and January 2011, there were 1,239 job advertisements related to Apple's iPhone platform. Over the same period, there were 1,047 job ads found for Android developers.

However, on an average, an Android developer makes £45,000, slightly more than the £42,500 earned by an iPhone developer.