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Working As A Java Application Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $95,935

    Average Salary

What Does A Java Application Developer Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Duties

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
  • Create and test applications for a website
  • Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:

Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.

Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

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How To Become A Java Application Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Average Length of Employment
Java Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Java Architect 2.0 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Java Web Developer 1.7 years
Java Consultant 1.7 years
Java Programmer 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 2.1%
Top Employers After
Developer 2.6%

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Java Application Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

61.3%

Female

32.3%

Unknown

6.3%
Ethnicity

White

39.5%

Asian

35.8%

Hispanic or Latino

10.2%

Black or African American

8.8%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

French

50.0%

German

25.0%

Hindi

25.0%

Java Application Developer Education

Schools

New York University

14.7%

University of Arizona

10.3%

Texas A&M University

7.4%

More Tech Institute

7.4%

University of Washington

5.9%

Maharishi University of Management

5.9%

Northwestern Polytechnic University

4.4%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.4%

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

4.4%

University of Delaware

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

North Carolina State University

2.9%

Georgia Southern University

2.9%

Temple University

2.9%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.9%

University of Detroit Mercy

2.9%

University of Pittsburgh -

2.9%

Michigan State University

2.9%

University of Texas at Austin

2.9%

Auburn University

2.9%
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Majors

Computer Science

38.9%

Computer Engineering

17.1%

Information Technology

9.5%

Engineering

5.7%

Electrical Engineering

4.3%

Computer Applications

3.8%

Science, Technology, And Society

3.3%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.8%

Computer Information Systems

2.8%

Business

2.8%

Education

2.4%

Data Processing

0.9%

Computer Networking

0.9%

Architecture

0.9%

English

0.9%

Mechanical Engineering

0.9%

Management

0.5%

Information Sciences

0.5%

Educational Technology

0.5%

Management Information Systems

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.1%

Masters

42.5%

Other

8.8%

Certificate

2.2%

Associate

0.9%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Java Application Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Java Application Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Aug 28, 2016 $150,000
Senior Java Application Developer Barclays Services Corp New York, NY Aug 06, 2015 $145,000
Java Application Developer Akraya Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 12, 2015 $138,362
Senior Java Application Developer Emphasis Software Development LLC Charlotte, NC Feb 12, 2016 $137,000
Java Applications Developer-Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. NJ Sep 21, 2015 $135,000
Hadoop/Java Applications Developer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Jersey City, NJ Jul 18, 2016 $135,000
Associate, Java Application Developer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Jersey City, NJ Oct 31, 2016 $133,000
Senior Java Application Developer Emphasis Software Development LLC Charlotte, NC Mar 16, 2016 $132,000
Java Application Developer Ordex Technology Solution Inc. Irvine, CA Oct 10, 2016 $131,481
Associate, Java Applications Developer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Jun 13, 2016 $130,000
Java UI Applications Developer-Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Sep 05, 2016 $130,000
Java Applications Developer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. NJ Jul 18, 2016 $130,000
Java Application Developer Consultant State Street Bank and Trust Company New York, NY Jan 01, 2015 $126,422 -
$155,000
SR. Java Application Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jul 29, 2015 $108,805
SR. Java Application Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Aug 19, 2015 $108,805
Java Application Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 06, 2016 $108,139
Java Application Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 21, 2016 $108,139
Java Application Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 19, 2016 $108,139
SR. Java Applications Developer (Consulting SYS. DEV. II) BNSF Railway Company Fort Worth, TX Oct 01, 2015 $107,600
SR. Java Applications Developer (Consulting SYS. DEV. II) BNSF Railway Company Fort Worth, TX Apr 12, 2015 $107,360
Application Developer, Java/.Net Raymond James & Associates Saint Petersburg, FL Dec 07, 2016 $105,810
Java Application Developer Vedicsoft Solutions LLC Saint Paul, MN Sep 28, 2016 $90,813
Java Application Developer CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Woonsocket, RI Apr 13, 2015 $90,292
Java Developer/Sap CRM Application Keshav Consulting Solutions, LLC Memphis, TN Oct 01, 2015 $90,000 -
$140,000
Java Applications Developer Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Jersey City, NJ Feb 12, 2016 $90,000
Java Developer/Sap CRM Application Keshav Consulting Solutions, LLC Memphis, TN May 15, 2015 $90,000 -
$140,000
Senior Java Application Developer Armada Supply Chain Solutions, LLC Pittsburgh, PA Feb 19, 2016 $90,000 -
$100,000
Java Applications Developer II Gemini Consulting and Services LLC Sunset Hills, MO Jul 30, 2015 $90,000
Java Applications Developer II Gemini Consulting and Services LLC Sunset Hills, MO Feb 22, 2016 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Java Application Developer

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  1. Web
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. JSP
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  • Designed and Developed WebServices to interact with various business sectors and used SOAP protocol for WebServices communication.
  • Involved in writing and executing PL/SQL stored procedures and functions and triggers for Oracle to create a Database Management System.
  • Coded JSP pages and used JavaScript for client side validations and to achieve other client-side event handling.
  • Handled necessary Business logic in Servlets.
  • Involved in implementing database design, connectivity and access.

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Top 10 Best States for Java Application Developers

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  4. District of Columbia
  5. Massachusetts
  6. New York
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