Your Guide To Java Career Opportunities: How To Bag Top Java Jobs

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Your Guide To Java Career Opportunities: How To Bag Top Java Jobs
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20 years of Java and the success party continues. To all those who said that Java is slipping in popularity, job trends have responded saying ‘not yet’! We need not look further than the TIOBE programming community index-2016 to see that Java has continued to grow, gaining about 6 percent share since 2014, going on to be named as the programming language of the year. Also significant is the fact that the TIOBE index is based on search engine statistics and factors such as the number of skilled engineers world-wide, courses and third party vendors using the programming language. This is not the first time that Java has won the title and it sure does not look like the last time.

Widely believed to be the ‘most reliable programming language’ in the developer community, Java continues to grow in usage and popularity. This has a telling implication on Java career opportunities with demand for Java developers expected to sustain in the years to come.

Java Career opportunities

Java is currently leading the pack in the enterprise back-end market and the Android mobile application development market. The future looks bright for Java when you consider the integration of modern language features such as lambda expressions and streams in JDK 8. According to Oracle, there are nine million Java developers in the world who continue to work with Java for many reasons such as practicality, compatibility, reliability  and ease of use. With plans already afoot to introduce new language features, like value types, in JDK 10, Java might as well emerge as the Programming Language of the Year even ten years down the line!

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Java programming salary

According to, the average salary for a Java Developer in the USA is $102,000 with salaries for job postings nationwide being 77% higher than average salaries. The graphic below shows the  salary growth trend for Java programming in the United States.


In India the story is no different. According to, the median total pay for a Java programmer/developer in India is Rs 436,104 with total cash increasing with experience level.


Java Job Roles

Here are some of the job roles that are available for a professional with Java skills:

  • Java Developer
  • Java Architect
  • Web Developer
  • Database Administrator

The average salaries (USA) for corresponding Java job roles are given below:



Hot Java Programmer Skills

A top-notch Java programmer, will be proficient in the following skills:

  • Enterprise Java Beans
  • Oracle database SQL and JDBC
  • XML,X query, XSL
  • J2EE framework
  • JSP
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Java based Web services
  • Java Servlet Technology

Java career opportunities are aplenty all over the globe. A quick search on reveals that reputed companies such as Amazon Web Services, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco Systems, Akamai Technologies, JPMorgan Chase and Hewlett Packard Enterprise among others are looking for Java developers. The time is ripe to up-skill and take advantage of the Java career opportunities that come your way.

Edureka has a specially curated Java/J2EE and SOA course that is designed to give you a head start into Advance Java programming and train you for both core and advanced Java concepts along with various Java frameworks like Hibernate & Spring. New batches for this course are starting soon. Click here to learn more. 

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Pallavi is a technology enthusiast who writes on hot technologies such as Big Data and DevOps, and industry-relevant skills like Project Management. She is a believer in transformation of careers through learning.

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  • Mohamed Anser Ali

    Hi pallavi I am a student in edureka the above post is good, but problem is finding jobs in java,like when i put my skills(j2ee,html,css,spring,hibernate,sql..etc) there are lakhs and lakhs of student have the same skill set in the resume,unfortunately I was not hired in campus now struggling to land in IT industry after 3 years,whenever I tried searching a job with the key words mentioned above in naukri I can see around or above 3000 applicant for 4 vacancies,If I go for a walk-in there will be thousands of candidate competing for the 10 to 20 vacancies as a result companies stopped conducting walk-in,even if they do its only for candidates with experience 3 and above,so this is the case in india,if you see newspaper 80% of engineer are not employable and on the other side of the paper there is no jobs vacancies in companies for fresher,what my question instead of showing how much java developer can earn or salary graph which easily can be obtained from google search,can you please post what can we(as a student) do to overcome the competition and why there is no job available for fresher candidate if he/she was not placed through campus or only way is to pay to hr person(bribing hr to get the job,many of my friends did it and got placed in reputed mnc).what should we do? I not expecting the general answer which I can google it or something like “move forward as your heart says blah blah blah””,NO.NO.I am looking for crystal clear answer,what a student have to do if he/she studied java in edureka? (I know edureka not promising job or placement,its just a educational platform to learn new skills) please don’t reply this post with vague answer,I am looking for answer which change my path of career.Thank you

    • Mujtaba Najibi

      You have to work on a project of your own, start thinking a new idea and develop it in Java Spring, doing so you will get a confidence and for sure that will be your job experience and please stop thinking negatively that how many people didn’t get a job because of not having a job experience, people are like a goats they just follows the one in-front of them, it is my advice to start thinking differently instead following others what they are doing in which way. I hope my advice helps you !

    • Danish

      Just a suggestion,
      If u know u have enough knowledge of java
      then programme it.
      or else go n search for the placement as u told
      HR or any consultancy.

      If nothing works
      be a FREELANCER

      hope this will help.