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How to become a Java Developer

  • Publish Date: Posted over 2 years ago
  • Author:by VANRATH

Did you know a small team called ‘The Green Team’ initially conceptualised Java in the early 1990s? Fast forward to today and Java is one of the most in-demand and popular programming languages in the world, used to design custom applications, Java is agile and secure.

For many reasons, Java is an incredibly valuable language for application and web functionality, and companies are always on the lookout for skilled Java developers.

If you’re well-versed in Java programming (or you want to be), a career as a Java developer could be a great path for you. Keep reading to find out more information on how you can become a Java Developer.

What would I do as a Java Developer?

Java developers are responsible for designing, developing, and managing Java-based applications and tools. The role of an entry-level Java developer will vary but here are a few tasks you can expect to do regularly in a Java role;

  • Writing, modifying, and deploying well-designed and testable code;

  • Conducting software analysis, programming, testing, and debugging;

  • Making software updates and enhancements;

  • Creating end-user-documentation.

What kind of qualifications do I need?

Traditionally, employers have looked for candidates who have BS degrees in computer science, computer engineering, or a related subject, but a degree isn’t necessarily required!

What skills and attributes do employers look for?

Every individual brings unique skills and expertise to work, but some key attributes make great Java Developers stand out. So, here’s an idea of what employers will typically look for when hiring;

  • Technical breadth;

  • Ability to work with Relational and Non-Relational Databases;

  • Multiple operating system experience;

  • Ability to work with Front End technologies and JavaScript libraries;

  • An awareness of containerisation and Cloud integration;

  • Ability to work independently and within a team;

  • Problem-solving abilities.

Can you give me an idea of potential earnings?

As a graduate java developer,you can expect to earn around £24,000 to £32,000. As you gain more experience and progress further in your career, your salary can increase substantially. More experienced Java developers are likely to earn £55,000 to £85,000, depending on your experience or employer, you could potentially earn much more.

However, please note we have provided these figures as a guideline.

So are you ready to pursue a career in Java? Check out all of our current opportunities here and apply today!