We calculated that 9% of Applications Programmers are proficient in Java, C++, and Database. They’re also known for soft skills such as Troubleshooting skills, Detail oriented, and Analytical skills.
We break down the percentage of Applications Programmers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Java, 9%
Developed the Java Application for company transaction process using thread, serialization.
- C++, 8%
Design, code and test custom route accounting software using C, C++, Visual Basic, and PL/N programming languages.
- Database, 7%
Designed and implemented PL/SQL programs and database applications in an integrated, open-systems environment using relational database and client-server technology.
- HTML, 4%
Improved User Experience by merging Library page with Orders page and removing extraneous fields using HTML and CSS3.
- SQL Server, 4%
Administer SQL Server database security and database maintenance.
Most applications programmers list "java," "c++," and "database" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important applications programmer responsibilities here: Troubleshooting skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for an applications programmer to have. According to a applications programmer resume, "an important part of a programmer’s job is to check the code for errors and fix any they find." Applications programmers are able to use troubleshooting skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "involved in performance tuning, troubleshooting and bug fixing of pl/sql scripts while working closely with the ui developers. " Another commonly found skill for being able to perform applications programmer duties is the following: detail oriented. According to a applications programmer resume, "computer programmers must closely examine the code they write because a small mistake can affect the entire computer program." Check out this example of how applications programmers use detail oriented: "involved in developing detail design document to implement the functional requirements in spring 3.0 framework using j2ee and java 1.7. " Analytical skills is also an important skill for applications programmers to have. This example of how applications programmers use this skill comes from a applications programmer resume, "computer programmers must understand complex instructions in order to create computer code." Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "designed java beans and wrote hibernate mapping files and data access object (dao) to connect services with database. "
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We've found that 69.1% of applications programmers have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 13.9% earned their master's degrees before becoming an applications programmer. While it's true that most applications programmers have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight applications programmers did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those applications programmers who do attend college, typically earn either a computer science degree or a computer information systems degree. Less commonly earned degrees for applications programmers include a business degree or a computer engineering degree.
Once you're ready to become an applications programmer, you should explore the companies that typically hire applications programmers. According to applications programmer resumes that we searched through, applications programmers are hired the most by Bank of America, Black Knight, and RMS Management. Currently, Bank of America has 26 applications programmer job openings, while there are 13 at Black Knight and 13 at RMS Management.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, applications programmers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Dropbox, Broadcom, and Citicorp North America, Inc. Take Dropbox for example. The median applications programmer salary is $120,549. At Broadcom, applications programmers earn an average of $119,175, while the average at Citicorp North America, Inc is $114,205. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire applications programmers from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include IBM, Cognizant, and Accenture.