A Java developer or programmer will use different forms of software to create applications using the Java programming language. Common tasks include developing websites, checking data analytics, creating and managing databases, and fixing application bugs.
Most employers will require the candidate to have a degree in computer programming or a related subject; however those who can demonstrate an exceptional level of proficiency without formal qualifications may also be considered. Candidates should also be proficient with other forms of programming language as well as Java. Previous experience within the industry is essential. Candidates must also have a readily available portfolio to show employers.
The role offers a large number of employment opportunities and candidates can seek employment with various different sectors, such as website design companies and advertising agencies. Many corporate businesses will also have their own in-house programming staff to deal with their Internet presence. Java jobs can often be found through recruitment agencies.
As a very specialist job, the average salary of a Java developer and programmer is around £40,000. Those who work as freelancers may have the opportunity to make more if they build up a good reputation.