What does an Android Developer do?

Mobile engineers design, develop, and implement software programs for smartphones and other mobile devices. They often specialize in a certain type of operating system, such as Android or iOS. They use data-driven insights to guide development of programs and apps that fill a user need. They create specifications and detailed plans, write code, oversee testing and debugging, and play an active role in the rollout and launch. They commonly work in close collaboration with other engineers, designers, R&D, analysts, and other teams and stakeholders.

Mobile engineers typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or computer science field. They generally have a background in engineering or computer programming. Proficiency with common programming languages is required, and experience with automated testing tools on a mobile platform is helpful.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Android Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

£48,243 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £48K
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Android Developer Career Path

Learn how to become an Android Developer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Android Developer Insights

Read what Android Developer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Senior IOS Developer
19 Aug 2020

“My iOS team and TL Vinoth Kumar are supportive and help me groom well in my career.”

Android Engineer
15 Jun 2020

“Functionality and everything else was not described and CEO expects you to know what he wants.”

Senior Android Developer
18 Sep 2021

“I am working here from past 2.4 years and I found work culture is so great.”

Aivia (Canada)Aivia (Canada)
IOS Developer
29 Nov 2019

“Everyone that I worked with was really nice and I found it a pleasure to be in at work.”

Android Developer
2 Mar 2020

“If you are good at work then this is best place to work and learn.”

Webnyxa TechnologiesWebnyxa Technologies
Associate Mobile Developer
26 Aug 2019

“It was a wonderful place to work and the facilities they provide to employees are the best .”

Mobile Developer
26 Dec 2020

“first culture and it is so far and above better than my last job in so many ways.”

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Junior Android Developer
30 Dec 2020

“Good payment for your work and recognises you if you and your work is worth of.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an android developer

When working as an android developer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Ios Development, Android Studio, Javascript, Restful APIS and SWIFT.

The most similar professions to android developer are:
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Java Developer
  • Full Stack Engineer

The most common qualifications to become an android developer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.