Learn about the types of people who become app developers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

73% of app developers work in full-time roles while 27% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming an app developer. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming app developers at a ratio of 3.09 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

23% of app developers are female and 77% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being an app developer and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming an app developer and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming an app developer than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of app developers are White, making up 42% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 20% and 12% respectively.