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Working As A Java Programmer

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

  • Repetitive

  • $68,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Java Programmer 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 Programmer

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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Java Programmer Career Paths

Java Programmer
Java/J2ee Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Java/J2ee Developer Senior Java Developer
Lead Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Java Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Applications Developer Senior Software Engineer
Principal Software Engineer
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Java Developer Lead Developer Project Leader
Quality Assurance Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Applications Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
J2ee Developer Android Developer
Senior Android Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Senior Data Analyst-
6 Yearsyrs
J2ee Developer Hadoop Developer Data Warehouse Developer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Senior Java Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Programmer Analyst Systems Developer
Senior Programmer
5 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Systems Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Applications Developer Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
Applications Developer Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer
Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Java Developer Lead Technician Systems Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Software Developer Software Consultant Senior Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer/Architect
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Project Leader Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Java Developer Interactive Developer
Senior Web Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Web Developer Senior Web Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior/Lead Developer
7 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Systems Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Programmer Analyst 4.0 years
Senior Programmer 3.4 years
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Lead Programmer 3.1 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Programmer 2.6 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
Java Programmer 2.0 years
Java Architect 2.0 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Junior Programmer 1.8 years
Java Web Developer 1.8 years
Java Consultant 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Programmer 9.4%
Developer 3.2%
Consultant 1.7%
Top Employers After
Developer 3.3%
Consultant 3.2%
Programmer 1.6%

Java Programmer Demographics

Gender

Male

63.8%

Female

27.7%

Unknown

8.5%
Ethnicity

White

47.7%

Asian

38.7%

Hispanic or Latino

7.4%

Unknown

4.4%

Black or African American

1.8%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

20.0%

Mandarin

20.0%

Chinese

13.3%

Portuguese

6.7%

German

6.7%

Cantonese

6.7%

French

6.7%

Polish

6.7%

Korean

6.7%

Arabic

6.7%
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Java Programmer Education

Schools

University of Delaware

11.7%

Illinois Institute of Technology

6.4%

Utah State University

6.4%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

6.4%

More Tech Institute

6.4%

University of Chicago

6.4%

University of Houston

5.3%

Pace University - New York

5.3%

University of Florida

4.3%

San Diego State University

4.3%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.3%

University of Texas at Dallas

4.3%

University of Phoenix

4.3%

Texas A&M University

4.3%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

4.3%

University of Connecticut

3.2%

San Jose State University

3.2%

California State University - Los Angeles

3.2%

Boston University

3.2%

New York University

3.2%
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Majors

Computer Science

43.1%

Computer Engineering

11.4%

Information Technology

7.3%

Computer Applications

6.8%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Engineering

5.1%

Business

4.2%

Information Systems

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.0%

Mathematics

2.0%

Management Information Systems

1.5%

Marketing

1.4%

Computer Systems Security

0.8%

Physics

0.8%

Mechanical Engineering

0.8%

Economics

0.7%

Computer Networking

0.7%

Project Management

0.5%

Finance

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.6%

Masters

40.5%

Other

5.4%

Doctorate

2.4%

Associate

1.5%

Certificate

0.9%

Diploma

0.6%
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Real Java Programmer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Java Programmer 3 Advanced Software Design Inc. Rensselaer, NY Sep 04, 2015 $187,200
Java Programmer MacRosoft Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Aug 19, 2015 $132,954
Senior Java Programmer Datanet Systems Corporation Roswell, GA Oct 01, 2015 $132,399
Applications Designer Senior Java Programmer 3 Advanced Software Design Inc. Rensselaer, NY Nov 21, 2016 $130,000
Java Programmer MacRosoft Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Apr 20, 2016 $129,002
Senior Java Programmer Capricorn Systems, Inc. Johns Creek, GA May 25, 2015 $125,000
Java Programmer Nutech Information Systems Stamford, CT Dec 23, 2015 $122,678
Java Programmer MacRosoft Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Feb 09, 2015 $121,638
Java Programmer Infobeans Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 26, 2015 $121,000
Lead Java Programmer, Order Management Systems DSW, Inc. Columbus, OH Aug 05, 2016 $120,000
Principal Java Programmer National Medical Care, Inc., A Fresenius Medical Care N.A. Company Lexington, MA Dec 10, 2015 $114,400
Java Programmer CBS Interactive, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 18, 2015 $113,798
Java Programmer Best Home Fashion, Inc. Hackensack, NJ Feb 16, 2015 $113,742
Java Programmer Analyst IMCS Group Inc. Irving, TX Nov 02, 2016 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer Infowaretech Inc. Plano, TX Oct 29, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer Netlogic Solutions Inc. Frisco, TX Nov 20, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II American Information Technology Corporation Addison, TX Feb 26, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II Selsoft Inc. Allen, TX Feb 10, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II Selsoft Inc. Allen, TX Aug 03, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II American Information Technology Corporation Addison, TX May 12, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II Credent Technologies, LLC Addison, TX Apr 28, 2015 $79,800 -
$89,000
Java Programmer II Lead It Corporation Springfield, IL Sep 08, 2015 $69,700 -
$79,000
Java Programmer SRT It Incorporated Springfield, IL Sep 28, 2015 $69,700 -
$79,000
Java Programmer II Lead It Corporation Springfield, IL Jan 10, 2015 $69,700 -
$79,000
Java Programmer SLIQ Information Technologies Inc. Edison, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $68,900
Senior Java Programmer Dedicated Technologies Inc. Columbus, OH Apr 28, 2016 $68,871 -
$125,220

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Top Skills for A Java Programmer

WebApplicationJSPServletsHtmlDatabaseConnectivityPl/SqlXMLJdbcUserInterfaceJava/J2EeStrutsFrameworkCSSJunitMVCProceduresEJBWindowsXPTomcatAjaxANT

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Top Java Programmer Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. JSP
  3. Servlets
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Web application was tested by using different browsers; for example, Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer.
  • Used Tiles feature available as a part of Apache Struts in order to increase the reusability of JSP pages.
  • Developed code with Java, Servlets, JSP and Java Script.
  • Designed and developed web pages using JSP, HTML and used JavaScript for client side validation.
  • Experience in writing Shell and Perl scripts for database connectivity and to retrieve data from different sources.

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