Programming-related fields practically invented the terms “crunch time” and “non-traditional work hours”, but a new infographic from Wix argues that the new app economy is a kinder, gentler tech field with room for growth.
It says the average app developer gets $90,000 annual and puts in between 37 and 40 hours a week. App developers have created 466,000 jobs since apps became mainstream five years ago.
We’re assuming that the data here leans towards developers within an established or corporate company. It may be another sign that the era of the lone programmer sitting in her proverbial garage is closing.
Wix also provides argument for the five primary app markets: Android, Chrome, Facebook, iOS and, of course, Wix. For Android, it argues that Google is on track to have one-million active apps faster than Apple, and Google’s Chrome has more than a third of the web browser market. Facebook has its billion users, still making it worth exploring despite the many hiccups of one-time leaders like Zynga.
The interesting nuggets here are in the analysis of both iOS and of Wix itself. Starting right now, the iPad app market is expected to grow 35 percent annually, adding serious room for growth. As far as the productivity-focused Wix App Market, it argues that it has the best of both worlds: an audience of 30 million SMBs with less competition than other platforms.
The full infographic is after the jump.