Highest Paying Skills and Locations for Java Developers

Highest Paying Skills and Locations for Java Developers

Java developers, as the title suggests, work mostly with Java to design and build applications and websites that have dynamic elements. Some work on applications, other work on websites, but most Java developers are present from the conception of a project to the completion.

To become a Java developer, you will first need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. You will also need a background in computer programming, even though the main role of a Java developer is not writing code, you will still need to be familiar with code.

According to PayScale, the average salary for a Java developer is $69,722 per year, with an average salary range of $47,169 to $106,610 per year. The highest paid Java developers are in San Francisco and Arlington, where the average reported yearly salaries are $97,000 per year.

Once you get further in your career as a Java developer and move onto a senior role, you can earn an average yearly salary of  $95,787, with a reported salary range of $70,257 to $139,132 per year. The highest paid senior Java developers are in Washington, Seattle, and San Francisco, where the average reported yearly salaries are $124,000; $122,000; and $120,000; respectively.

J2EE

J2EE, from Sun, is a Java-centric tool that allows users to develop, build, and deploy enterprise applications for the web. It uses Java as its core language and allows developers to create enterprise applications that can be accessed through the web to help improve efficiency and productivity within a company.

According to PayScale, Java developers with J2EE skills can earn an average salary of $78,346, with a reported salary range of $52,075 to $104,806 per year.

Spring

Spring is an open source application framework that uses Java as a platform and can be used by any Java application. It has grown in popularity in the Java community and is becoming a commodity for job seekers.

According to PayScale, Java developers with Spring skills can earn an average salary of $73,814 per year, with a reported salary range of $53,733 to $104,798 per year.

Oracle

Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system that allows companies to store and manage data on a large network. It’s key to information management and is a cornerstone for companies that manage massive amounts of information.

According to PayScale, Java developers with Oracle skills can earn an average salary of $69,905 per year, with a reported salary range of $47,409 to $117,227 per year.

C++

C++ is a well-known programming language that allows for object-oriented and generic programming features. It’s commonly used when developing desktop applications, on servers, video games, performance critical applications, and entertainment software.

According to PayScale, C++ skills are generally associated with a higher pay for senior Java developers. The average salary for senior Java developers with C++ skills is $127,396 per year.

C#

C# is an object-oriented programming language from Microsoft consisting of both C and C++ and is most commonly used with XML-based web services on the .NET platform. The main goal of C# is to improve productivity when developing Web applications with features such as type-safety, garbage collection, simplified type declarations, versioning and scalability support, which are all intended to make developing applications faster and easier.

According to PayScale, C++ skills are generally associated with a higher pay for senior Java developers. The average salary for senior Java developers with C# skills is $110,155 per year.

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