If you decide to invest your time and money in mastering the profession through online learning, be sure to choose the one that will be relevant in years to come. No matter your background, you can’t go wrong with IT related job. Once appeared, the tech industry job market is constantly evolving in positive dynamics. And one of the most sought-after tech specialists are software developers.
According to the Naukri report, Java shares the top position with Python as the most popular programming languages for developers over the years. But the demand for Java developers is almost twice as high as for Python developers. Java programmer has lots of options. Server-side applications for finance and big data need Java. Android programs, web applications, embedded systems, and scientific applications need Java, too. So, starting your career in development with Java is a smart choice.
In this text, we will talk about several positions which you can get as a Java specialist after finishing the "Java Developer Profession" course at CodeGym University.
The "Java Developer Profession" course is a part of our new CodeGym University branch, which offers online studying in groups, with live training sessions twice a week and daily support in private Slack chats. Each course at CodeGym University is focused on helping you to master the profession and offers additional benefits in comparison with our regular self-paced Java course, such as:
- strong mentorship by experienced developers
- full-fledged practical projects as a part of your learning (you can add them to your portfolio)
- extended support by mentors and course curators daily
- final examination and certification
Alternative names on the job market: Computer Programmer/Software Systems Developer/Software Engineer
A back-end of any software or service combines the technology and codebase that makes a website or application work. The back-end remains invisible to the end user and consists of three essential components: a server, a database, and a software application.
Thus, the task of the back-end developer is to create and maintain a technological platform that ensures the operation of the part of the website or service that is visible to the end user.
The essence of the work is to create a steady combination of "server-application-database" by writing code that runs on a server. To do this, backend developers use several languages, including Java and PHP, Ruby, Python, .Net, and others.
Technology stack for a Java back-end developer
Java, MySQL, Hibernate libraries, Spring and Spring MVC frameworks, Docker containerization software, and cloud services — AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, Heroku.
Back-end developer tasks
- Design architecture
- Structure website
- Implement platform and core functions
- Write algorithms
According to AmbitionBox, a Backend Java Developer's salary in India ranges between ₹ 2.5 Lakhs to ₹ 11.3 Lakhs
with an average annual wage of ₹ 4.2 Lakhs. Meanwhile, Naukri mentions that the average yearly salary of a backend developer is even higher, between ₹5,5 Lakhs and ₹6,1 Lakhs. The senior-level developers can get a salary offer between ₹25 Lakhs and ₹50 Lakhs per year.
Approximately your career path as a Java Developer will look like this:
Full-stack developers are expert in both the front-end and back-end. So, they are proficient in front and back-end languages and frameworks, server, network, and hosting environments.
|For the reference: a front-end developer is responsible for implementing the visual part of an application that users see in a web application and interact with.
Most full-stack developers will have spent many years working in various roles to get to this scale and depth of knowledge. They also tend to be well-versed in both business logic and user experience, meaning they are not only well-equipped to hands-on their skills but can also guide and consult on a product development strategy.
Technology stack for a Java full-stack developer
- Java + Java Core; Apache; JPA/Hibernate; Spring (Spring MVC, Spring Boot, Spring REST, Spring Web), Google Cloud, AWS or Azure; JSP (Java Server Pages)
Full-stack developer tasks
- Plan, manage, and implement the project
- Negotiate with clients (internal or external customers)
- Test the final web platform and fix bugs
- Perform quality control on the website or application
- Provide technical support for developers working on the web service
- Work with databases, file systems, cloud storage, and network resources
- Create the visual design
- Implement the UI/UX layout created by the designer
- Bug fixing
The salary for a full-stack specialist in India ranges between ₹2,9 Lakhs to ₹15 Lakhs. An average annual salary is about ₹6 Lakhs.
Android has a 74.43% mobile OS market share and over 52 billion app downloads. That’s why many businesses want high-quality, engaging, and user-friendly Android apps at their disposal, allowing them to reach a larger audience, gain more exposure, and increase sales.
In brief, an Android developer is a professional who creates applications for Android OS. However, it is not as simple as it may seem at first. Unlike iOS, which is exclusively for iPhones, Android has versions for different devices. So, Android developers should keep extra attention to the app's compatibility with all devices that run on Android OS, including smartphones, tablets, e-books, and some others.
If you master Java programming, it is easy to specialize in Android development.
Java, Android Studio, Android SDK, Git, Retrofit libraries, Moshi, Chuck, Timber.
Android developer tasks
- Develop mobile apps for Android OS
- Interact with databases and APIs
- Test and debug software at several stages
- Upload the finished product to the Google Play Store
- Support and update the app
- Prepare product documentation and instructions
The salary for an Android developer in India ranges between ₹ 1.5 Lakhs to ₹ 11.1 Lakhs, with an average annual wage of ₹ 4.0 Lakhs. But the highest salary offers achieve up to ₹50 Lakhs, according to Naukri.
As you see, Java allows you to get a variety of highly paid, exciting job positions. Remember, you can decide on a future job anytime during or after learning.
But if you are keen on software development and are positive you want to become a Java developer after completing the course, the “Java Developer Profession”
course is certainly the best option for you.
The curriculum consists of mastering the whole pack of skills that are required for a Junior Java developer in the Indian market. In addition to hard skills, you will get help from CodeGym Career Center in landing your first job. Isn't this a good career plan for you?