With the popularity of mobile and cloud computing, companies are scrambling to develop applications to combine information from disparate systems and display them in single dashboards. This requires software developers with skills in collaboration software, databases and mobile device programming.

What it takes

Three to five years of experience and certifications in collaboration software. Mobile device developers need one to three years of C, C++ and Java.


Collaborative software developers can earn $100k to $135k, while mobile developers can earn $65k to $95k.

Source: Jerry Irvine, CIO, Prescient Solutions, www.prescientsolutions.com