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Java has become one of the world’s most utilised programming languages in software and web-based applications. As such, professionals who are well versed in this tool have become sought-after throughout the business world and beyond.
The most common job title associated with this general-purpose language is a Java developer or programmer. These specialists work primarily to make easy-to-use applications featuring moving objects, animation and drop-down menus, among other features. Day-to-day tasks often include coordinating with end users and managers for conceptual purposes, translating ideas into the JavaScript code, as well as testing and implementing new and updated applications
Like most professions associated with software engineering, employers generally require applicants to have a degree in computer science, MIS, mathematics or software development. Additional training modules or post-graduate certifications in JavaScript can be highly beneficial
The average salary for jobholders in this field is £47,000 per annum, though can range anywhere between the low £20,000s to in excess of £70,000.

Description

Java professionals perform multiple functions in programming, design or development under Java technology. They may be responsible for entire processes or simply contribute to one task on a team. These areas include development, coding, testing, analysis, re-coding, quality assurance, deployment or implementation and documentation. Java developers create software applications using primary the Java programming language.
The purpose of a Java developer is to:
Conduct system installation
Deploy software
• Debug code
Prepare documentation
• Remain current on Java developments or changes
• Support user applications
• Perform administrative functions
Attend meetings and sessions
Update and regulate changes to applications
• Manage IT resources
Follow client specifications
• Understand industry guidelines
• Optimise system performance

Skills

• Be systematic and thorough
• Have good written, verbal and listening skills
• Be a team player
• Be able to understand technical direction and information
• Be able to decipher codes and resolve issues
• Be persistent and focused
• Be professional and courteous
• Be able to work in diverse people and working conditions
• Be creative or innovative
• Be customer oriented
• Have superior technical and programming knowledge

Education

Java developers must have expertise in programming and design. Developers must be highly competent and skilled in their area. Employers usually prefer their skills to their qualifications. Having qualification however is advantageous for job promotion, and dictating salary packages.

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