Demand for mobile app developers will increase by 17-24% by 2026.

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Technological expertise is needed across the board, in every industry in the U.S. The highest demand for skilled candidates is in areas with the most growth and rapidly advancing landscape of applications.

Demand for mobile app developers will increase by 17-24% by 2026.

Employment for developers, quality assurance analysts and testers will rise by 22% from 2020 through 2030.

Salesforce architects and developers

The global leader in customer relationship management (CRM) is seeing huge growth. Roles such as Salesforce architects and developers are in high demand. As companies seek to increase support for more remote workforces, Salesforce has taken a leading role in enabling remote work and remote contact with customers.

Salesforce and its ecosystem of partners are expected to create 9.3 million new jobs and $1.6tn in new business revenues worldwide by 2026.

Salesforce is driving immense growth for its partner ecosystem, which is expected to make $6.19 for every $1 Salesforce makes by 2026. The ecosystem of Salesforce partners delivering cloud services to customers is five times as big as Salesforce itself and will be more than six times the company’s size in 2026.

Mobile app developers

A dramatic spike in downloads of apps such as Zoom, Google Meets and Microsoft Teams that coincided with remote working was one of the more visible consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Video conferencing, remote education and media streaming continue to dominate the mobile landscape.

There are now thought to be more than three billion smartphone users in the world. This number is set to increase by several hundred million over the next couple of years and research has found that smartphone users spend 90% of the time on their devices on mobile apps. Two million apps launched in 2021 alone.

The mobile app economy has flourished as industries have shifted and rebounded. Consumer working habits adjusted heavily, with 30% more hours devoted to mobile-first habits in 2021 than 2019. All this means that demand for mobile app developers is expected to increase by between 17%-24% by 2026.

Adobe Experience Manager

From retail, manufacturing and financial services to media and entertainment, almost all industries use Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) to varying extents, which is best described as a content management solution created for digital marketing professionals and developers. The goal being to provide the best possible customer experience to grow revenue and market share. This is done across web, mobile, email, and social media sites.

Its aim is to deliver the best user experience through a website to give users the best customer experiences across all platforms from the web to mobile phones, email, and social media.

The market is extremely competitive, and the supply of quality candidates is limited as companies have ramped up hiring over the course of the last two years due to a strong need for an online presence.

Data analytics and business intelligence experts

The global market for data analytics and support is growing rapidly in tandem with the increasing need for data solutions and services, which is projected to be worth $235bn by 2026. Such data enables companies to gain insights, predict shortcomings and build strategies. It can help make processes smart in manufacturing and services and is necessary for digital transformation.

The global Business Intelligence software market alone will reach $35.2bn by 2028. Businesses large and small are making the shift to a data driven culture as organizations continue to see tremendous return on investment within business intelligence and data. Data-driven organizations are enabled to optimize strategy, streamline business process, and increase efficiencies through reliable and meaningful insights.

According to Gartner, business leaders are beginning to understand the importance of using data and analytics to accelerate digital business initiatives. Instead of being a secondary focus – completed by a separate team – data and analytics is shifting to a core function. However, business leaders often underestimate the complexities of data and end up missing opportunities. If chief data officers (CDOs) are involved in setting goals and strategies, they can increase consistent production of business value by 2.6 times.

Software developers

Software developers create computer applications that allow users to do specific tasks and the underlying systems that run devices and control networks. Major projects such as app overhauls or the implementation of Salesforce products need software developers to work closely with other professionals to ensure they work well with other systems.

Employment of developers, quality assurance analysts, and testers is expected to increase by 22% from through 2030. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is anticipating an average of 189,200 openings for these roles each year.

Demand for software developers is being driven by the multitude of new applications on consumer smartphones and tablets as well as several business trends. Developers are also needed for the increasing number of products and appliances that now use software and to build security features into computer networks and electronic infrastructure.

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