Most application managers list "project management," "customer service," and "software development" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important application manager responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an application manager. We found that 68.4% of application managers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 15.9% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most application managers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine application managers were not college graduates.
Those application managers who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a computer science degree. Less commonly earned degrees for application managers include a electrical engineering degree or a accounting degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an application manager. We've found that most application manager resumes include experience from Applied Materials, Facebook, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Of recent, Applied Materials had 238 positions open for application managers. Meanwhile, there are 54 job openings at Facebook and 13 at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
If you're interested in companies where application managers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Amazon.com, Shell Energy North America, and Apple. We found that at Amazon.com, the average application manager salary is $139,065. Whereas at Shell Energy North America, application managers earn roughly $138,741. And at Apple, they make an average salary of $134,884.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a application manager include HP, NetSuite, and AT&T.; These three companies were found to hire the most application managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
The industries that application managers fulfill the most roles in are the technology and health care industries. But the highest application manager annual salary is in the technology industry, averaging $114,114. In the media industry they make $112,863 and average about $111,087 in the health care industry. In conclusion, application managers who work in the technology industry earn a 11.6% higher salary than application managers in the manufacturing industry.