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Working As A Consultant-Application Development

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $98,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Consultant-Application Development Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A Consultant-Application Development

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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Consultant-Application Development Career Paths

Consultant-Application Development
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager Chief Technology Officer
President & Chief Technology Officer
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Senior Programmer Analyst Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Systems Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Owner Creative Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Owner Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer & Founder
9 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Manager Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Project Manager Director Of Software Development
Vice President Of Software Engineering
13 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Lead Technician Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Project Leader Delivery Manager
Senior Delivery Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Architect And Developer Project Leader Manager Applications Development
Vice President Of Application Development
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Analyst Senior Systems Engineer Senior Technical Consultant
Principal Technologist
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Programmer Analyst 3.8 years
Software Engineer 3.0 years
Contract Developer 2.1 years
Top Careers Before Consultant-Application Development
Consultant 9.7%
Programmer 4.2%
Developer 3.1%
Top Careers After Consultant-Application Development
Consultant 11.9%
Developer 4.3%

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Consultant-Application Development Demographics

Gender

Male

69.5%

Female

20.3%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

53.9%

Asian

18.0%

Hispanic or Latino

13.5%

Black or African American

9.6%

Unknown

5.0%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

33.3%

Chinese

11.1%

German

11.1%

Russian

11.1%

Bulgarian

5.6%

Zulu

5.6%

French

5.6%

Persian

5.6%

Mandarin

5.6%

Croatian

5.6%
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Consultant-Application Development Education

Schools

DePaul University

8.3%

University of Phoenix

7.3%

Boston University

6.3%

University of Illinois at Chicago

6.3%

New York University

6.3%

University of Texas at Arlington

5.2%

New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury

5.2%

Pennsylvania State University

5.2%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.2%

Northern Illinois University

5.2%

University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

4.2%

University of Houston

4.2%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.2%

Florida International University

4.2%

Purdue University

4.2%

University of Texas at Austin

4.2%

San Francisco State University

4.2%

University of Texas at San Antonio

4.2%

Syracuse University

3.1%

University of California - Berkeley

3.1%
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Majors

Computer Science

30.3%

Business

13.1%

Computer Engineering

7.1%

Computer Information Systems

7.1%

Information Technology

6.0%

Management Information Systems

5.8%

Electrical Engineering

5.2%

Information Systems

2.9%

Project Management

2.7%

Education

2.5%

Computer Applications

2.5%

Management

2.3%

Finance

2.1%

Engineering

2.1%

Mathematics

2.1%

Management Science

1.5%

Statistics

1.3%

Economics

1.2%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%

Chemical Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.5%

Masters

31.0%

Other

12.2%

Associate

3.8%

Certificate

3.2%

Doctorate

1.7%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.2%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$77,000
Min 10%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
Median 50%
$98,000
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Median 50%
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Max 90%
Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
Cypress, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.7 years
How much does a Consultant-Application Development make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Consultant-Application Development in the United States is $98,422 per year or $47 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $77,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $125,000.

Real Consultant-Application Development Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR Consultant Application Developer Staples, Inc. Seattle, WA Dec 16, 2016 $165,000
Application Developer-Biztalk Consultant Corelogix Consulting, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Jun 22, 2015 $156,525
Application Development Consultant HT Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. NY Aug 28, 2016 $140,771 -
$155,210
Application Development Consultant Dow Jones & Company, Inc. New York, NY Nov 16, 2015 $140,000
Consultant Application Development Staples, Inc. Framingham, MA Apr 18, 2016 $135,000
Application Developer Consultant/Manager U.S. Bank National Association Houston, TX Nov 26, 2016 $134,000
Consultant, Application Design/Development SAP (SAP FI Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Feb 23, 2015 $132,000
Consultant, Appdsgn/Dev SAP, Applications Design & Develop Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Jan 17, 2016 $131,438
Senior Consultant/Applications Developer AXIA Consulting, Inc. NY Jan 03, 2016 $130,750 -
$135,000
Application Developer Consultant/Manager U.S. Bank National Association Houston, TX Nov 26, 2015 $130,500
Application Development Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA Apr 18, 2016 $111,384 -
$115,000
Applications Development Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Richardson, TX Jul 19, 2016 $111,100 -
$120,794
Consultant, IT Applications Development Nationwide Insurance Dublin, OH Sep 12, 2016 $110,000 -
$125,000
Consultant, Application Development Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Mar 24, 2016 $110,000
Consultant Application Developer ACA Technology, LLC New York, NY Feb 16, 2015 $110,000
Consultant, IT Applications Development Nationwide Insurance Columbus, OH Jun 27, 2016 $110,000 -
$140,000
Application Developer Consultant State Street Bank and Trust Company Quincy, MA Nov 16, 2015 $109,800 -
$125,000
MTS IV Consultant-Applications Development Security Cellco Partnership D/B/A Verizon Wireless Warren, NJ Aug 24, 2015 $108,805 -
$138,000
Application Development Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Aug 03, 2015 $99,424 -
$127,700
Consultant, IT Applications Development Nationwide Insurance Dublin, OH Jan 28, 2016 $98,000 -
$108,000
Application Developer Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Rosemont, IL Dec 28, 2015 $96,907 -
$138,700
Senior Consultant/Applications Developer AXIA Consulting, Inc. Cincinnati, OH Mar 23, 2015 $96,000 -
$115,000
Applications Development Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA Dec 16, 2016 $95,306 -
$104,000
Application Development Consultant Dow Jones and Company South Brunswick, NJ Feb 17, 2016 $95,249
Application Development Consultant Optum Services, Inc. Eden Prairie, MN Apr 13, 2015 $95,035 -
$100,000
Consultant, Digital Application Development Lincoln National Corporation Philadelphia, PA Apr 04, 2016 $95,000 -
$120,000

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  3. Data Warehouse
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  • Integrated back office systems into custom-built, cohesive, user-friendly web applications on various platforms, streamlining day-to-day operations.
  • Integrated usage of CRUD operations, performed Inner/Outer joins, used stored procedures, stored functions and cursors using Oracle PL/SQL.
  • Incorporated Remedy database into the data warehouse for reporting and archiving.
  • Designed and coded web crawlers using Curl / PHP / MySQL to identify and acquire valuable web properties.
  • Designed and established security procedures and infrastructure in Budget Briefing system to serve 50 budget analysts with concurrent access.

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