Java Developer Insights

“Java is one of the top programming languages in the world so the Java Developer is a highly sought out position for tech professionals. If anyone knows this, it’s CSS Tec. CSS Tec are experts in tech staffing and have the great opportunity to recruit for Java Developer positions,” says Toni Thomas, Account Executive at CSS-Tec.

Java Developer Data

There are over 27,000 Java Developer positions in the United States, and according to Glassdoor, the national average salary for this position is approximately $84,200.

Based on information available from the Dice Salary Calculator combined with CSS-Tec’s historical data, a Java Developer in the Philadelphia area can expect to make the following salaries based on years of experience:

  • Junior: $50,000 – $79,500/year
  • Mid-Level: $61,000 – $97,000/year
  • Senior: $63,500 – $100,000/year

In 2019, the Greater Philadelphia area alone currently has over 4,841 open jobs posted for Java Developer positions. The current demand for Java Developer candidates in the Philadelphia market currently outweighs the available candidate pool by about a 35:1 ratio and we see no signs that this demand will be slowing down any time soon.

“Java developers are in extreme high demand, and for every 35 postings there is only 1 active candidate searching for a new opportunity.  Partner with CSS Tec and we will go after the passive candidate that is NOT considering a new opportunity to find the talent you need!” says Dino Grigorakakis

What is a Java Developer?

A Java Developer is a Software Developer that utilizes the programming language Java. Java, which is now part of Oracle, was first used publicly in 1995. It is still one of the most in-demand programming languages and it is now in fierce competition with Python for being number one.

Java Developers implement, develop, manage, and maintain applications and websites. Since Java is widely used and the has many facets, the responsibilities of a Java Developer can vary from company to company.

How to Become a Java Developer

Java Developers should have a strong background in computer programming and software development. Because of this, Java Developers should at least receive a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related field.

Not one hundred percent confident in your Java skills? No problem! Oracle offers training courses and even certification resources for Java SE, Java EE, and Web Services on their website!

Who is CSS Tec?

CSS Tec, a business unit of Contemporary Staffing Solutions, has been a leading provider of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire technology solutions while also offering Project Management and implementations of Salesforce solutions. CSS Tec prides itself on internal retention, with the average recruiter’s tenure exceeding five years, as well as their strong, established presence in the Philadelphia Metro area. The CSS Tec team coaches you with current business intelligence so that we can manage your expectations.

“CSS-Tec is growing and if you want to join us in a sales or recruiting role, reach out to any one of our fabulous employees via LinkedIn! Learn directly from them about why we are so successful!” says Sharon Tsao, CMO of Contemporary Staffing Solutions.

Are looking for your next software developer role? Check out our job board for all our open positions or contact a tech recruiter to help you in your job search!

Employers, looking to find skilled candidates for software or other technical positions? Reach out to CSS Tec to discuss partnering with us!