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Mobile App Developer

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Mobile App Developer

In this very popular role, you could be coding the latest application or providing the next critical update that improves the lives of app users around the world.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Understanding consumer needs to create relevant applications.
  • Developing code that brings application ideas into reality.
  • Identifying and fixing bugs and any other potential app issues.

Getting in and Qualifications


There are many opportunities to develop the practical and technical skills required for a job as a Mobile App Developer.

A HNC/HND or degree level qualification is often advised for those looking to get a job as a Mobile App Developer. The most relevant subjects for this role include:

  • Computer Science
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Development

An apprenticeship in Software Development provides work experience while also working towards a qualification.


A portfolio showing previous mobile app development work is a useful resource to demonstrate relevant skills and experience to a potential employer.

Free online courses for improving app development skills are at Digital Skills Scotland.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.