One of the most interesting changes for programmers and indicative for the mobile development market is the dynamics of salaries. The market reacted to the shift in the ratio of vacancies to candidates in a natural way: applicants became more expensive.
This isn’t the first time we have seen a jump in wage expectations. This was the case in Ukraine, when American and European companies opened offices there and signed outsourcing contracts, applicants received development experience in international projects. As a consequence, developers' salaries increased rapidly, and the median income grew by about 2.5 times.
Here the reasons were different, but the result was the same. Now we have several clients who aren’t even willing to hire individual employees, but a whole staff, up to 10-15 people. A large number of job openings means that candidates can consistently choose from several options. With the competition for experienced candidates, companies are more likely to be willing to negotiate a salary with a finalist beyond the initial budget.
As of the second half of 2020, according to habr.com
, the average salary of a mobile developer was 140,000 rubles. At the same time 10% of vacancies were with a rate above 250 thousand rubles, and another 25% - with an income of 200 thousand rubles.
Our agency's statistics show that rising financial expectations have outpaced employers' readiness. At the beginning of 2021, we were faced with the fact that companies' salary ranges remained the same as last year, and the demands of people coming in for interviews were getting higher and higher. Now the gap has leveled off, largely due to the flexibility of companies - those who are not able to adapt to market conditions, left it last year. The salary range is being revised for specific candidates. And now vacancies appear with initially large wage offers. There is always a space for dialogue.