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Working As A Java Software Developer

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

  • Repetitive

  • $104,704

    Average Salary

What Does A Java Software 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 Software 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
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Software Architect 3.2 years
NET Developer 3.0 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Software Analyst 2.6 years
Intranet Developer 2.5 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Solution Developer 2.4 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Contract Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
PHP Developer 2.1 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
Java Architect 2.0 years
Java Web Developer 1.8 years
Android Developer 1.8 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Java Programmer 1.7 years
Java Consultant 1.7 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 5.5%
Programmer 3.0%
Server 2.5%
Top Employers After
Developer 5.7%
Lecturer 2.4%
Consultant 2.4%

Java Software Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

73.1%

Female

22.8%

Unknown

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

55.3%

Asian

26.6%

Hispanic or Latino

8.7%

Unknown

8.3%

Black or African American

1.1%
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Languages Spoken

German

40.0%

Persian

20.0%

Japanese

20.0%

Chinese

20.0%
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Java Software Developer Education

Schools

Maharishi University of Management

8.9%

University of Georgia

8.9%

University of Houston

7.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

7.1%

University of Arizona

7.1%

Regis University

5.4%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

5.4%

University of Texas at Austin

5.4%

University of Delaware

5.4%

University of Memphis

3.6%

Boston University

3.6%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.6%

Indiana Institute of Technology

3.6%

New York University

3.6%

Texas State University

3.6%

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

3.6%

Georgia State University

3.6%

California State University - East Bay

3.6%

DePaul University

3.6%

University of Nebraska at Kearney

3.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

44.8%

Computer Engineering

16.2%

Electrical Engineering

10.4%

Science, Technology, And Society

3.9%

Information Technology

3.9%

Computer Information Systems

3.2%

Management Information Systems

3.2%

Mathematics

1.9%

Engineering Technology

1.3%

Business

1.3%

Fine Arts

1.3%

Information Systems

1.3%

Biostatistics

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Liberal Arts

1.3%

Management

0.6%

Medical Technician

0.6%

Writing

0.6%

Biology

0.6%

Computer Systems Security

0.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

55.2%

Masters

40.0%

Other

2.4%

Doctorate

1.2%

Associate

1.2%
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Real Java Software Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Java Software Developer Software Guidance & Assistance, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Oct 05, 2015 $140,000
Full Stack Java Developer/Software Engineer Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 23, 2015 $135,000
Senior Java Software Developer, Informatics Healthline Networks, Inc. San Francisco, CA Nov 20, 2015 $134,638
Java Developer, Software Eyeview, Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2016 $130,000
Principal Java Software Developer Huge, LLC New York, NY Aug 15, 2015 $127,000 -
$145,000
Software Developer/Java BPM Developer Idexcel, Inc. Cary, NC Sep 01, 2015 $126,900
Software Developer/Java BPM Developer Idexcel, Inc. Durham, NC Mar 21, 2016 $126,900
SR. Java Software Developer Medco Health Services, Inc. Franklin Lakes, NJ Oct 10, 2016 $125,000
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Oct 21, 2016 $123,490
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Mar 23, 2016 $123,490
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Mar 17, 2016 $123,490
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Jun 05, 2016 $123,490
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Apr 27, 2016 $123,490
SR. Java Software Developer Marlabs, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Apr 18, 2016 $123,490
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Roseland, NJ Jul 06, 2015 $96,500
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Roseland, NJ Feb 23, 2015 $96,500
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Roseland, NJ Aug 21, 2016 $96,500
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Irving, TX Jan 10, 2016 $96,000
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Washington, DC Feb 08, 2016 $96,000
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Washington, DC Jan 08, 2016 $96,000
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Washington, DC Jul 22, 2016 $96,000
Software Developer/Java Developer Idexcel, Inc. Westerville, OH Jul 18, 2016 $96,000
Java Software Developer Catapult Staffing LLC Plano, TX Sep 08, 2015 $79,747
Java Software Developer Team International Services Inc. Lake Mary, FL Sep 08, 2015 $79,747
Middle Java Software Developer Catapult Staffing LLC Plano, TX Sep 08, 2015 $79,747
Middle Java Software Developer Team International Services Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 08, 2015 $79,747
Java Software Developer Catapult Staffing LLC Plano, TX Sep 23, 2015 $79,747
Java Software Developer Catapult Staffing LLC Plano, TX Sep 14, 2015 $79,747
Java Software Developer Catapult Staffing LLC Plano, TX Sep 16, 2015 $79,747

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Top Skills for A Java Software Developer

WebApplicationJSPSQLServerDatabaseTablesServletsHtmlUserInterfaceXMLJdbcJava/J2EeMVCCSSStrutsFrameworkJunitEJBArchitectureApplicationServerClassDiagramsJqueryWindows

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Top Java Software Developer Skills

  1. Web Application
  2. JSP
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Develop enhancements to DASH a web application by senior management for tracking drug development projects.
  • Set up the deployment environment on Web Logic Developed system preferences UI screens using JSP and HTML.
  • Implemented Persistence layer using Hibernate to interact with Oracle and SQL Server 2005 databases.
  • Created Oracle database tables, stored procedures, sequences, triggers, views.
  • Implemented the Server side connectivity using Servlets.

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