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IoT Developer

Find out how to become an IoT developer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an IoT Developer is $68,000 - 98,000 annually


IoT developers work to develop the programming required for the operation of IoT devices. The term IoT (Internet of Things) refers to physical devices that are connected to and operated via the internet. Employment for IoT developers to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this small occupation grew moderately over the last five years.

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Key skills

IoT developers are responsible for the development of the software and hardware necessary to connect devices to the internet and allow their smooth operation by users.

  • An understanding of the interaction between physical hardware and software programming
  • The ability to assemble physical hardware including boards and sensors
  • Programming skills to develop interaction between devices and servers
  • The ability to work with database programming languages such as MySQL
  • A familiarity with system testing and troubleshooting protocols
  • A keen eye for the latest trends in functionality and user interface

Quick facts

Working as an IoT developer gives you the opportunity to interact with computers whilst combining creative thinking and information gathering to produce efficient and up to the minute results.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.2 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information Technology
  • Average qualification level
    44.8% Post Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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