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Java Developers hiring:
What they do, Why needed, and How to find?

  • What tasks are Java Developers can accomplish?
    As Java is one of the most versatile programming languages and is quite often used to build enterprise solutions, an experienced coder can create or update a reliable software product while knowing of additional scripts or frameworks expands already ample opportunities.
  • Why are they in huge demand in the software business?
    The regarded engineers use the most widespread coding approach that is popular due to a comparatively simple method of creating a multi-platform soft with support of almost all needed functions in current networking.
  • How to find the most suitable Java Developers?
    Orange Sputnik offers a considerable number of different-level developers with high availability, which are pre-vetted and have the same cultural fit as local candidates, which opens additional possibilities for IT businesses for further growth.

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Activities, Types, and Related Skills of Java Developers

What are they doing in software projects?

As the current requirements for all software developers are broad, IT experts usually perform many various tasks. Even if we ignore soft skills as a necessary element of harmonious cooperation, the Java Developer has to understand the goal of the final product. It means that such a technical specialist has to know not only a programming language but also various methods of its practical implementation and reciprocity via additional tools. As a result, usual tasks can look like:

  • Detailed preparation to work: defining key directions and purposes of the product, specifying technical instruments that should be used
  • Writing the code
  • Analysis of the result: preparing testing procedure, defining errors and bugs, suggesting improvements
  • Overall review of the requirements, code, structure, and final result after implementation of changes
  • Deploying to production

Typical skillset for Java Developer

Among the most widespread technological requirements for java coders is knowledge of the following (or some of them at least):

  • Frameworks (Spring, Hibernate, Struts, Jersey, MyBatis, GWT, etc.)
  • Servlets and application servers (Tomcat, Jetty, WildFly, Oracle Weblogic, Websphere, etc.)
  • Versions (appropriate releases of SEs, J2SEs, or JDKs)
  • Mapping frameworks (Dozer, MapStruct, JAXB, etc.)
  • API's (JDBC, JMX, AWT, etc.)
  • Libraries for various frameworks (JSL, Mockito, Apache Commons, Guava, etc.)
  • Integrated development environment (Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, etc.)

Of course, it is far away from a full list, nothing to say about integrated aspects (like DI, Boot, or MVC in Spring framework) in the mentioned. However, it is enough to understand that Java Developers can accomplish diverse tasks, starting with setting a basic data exchange and ending with basic testing of the web product usability. As the combinations of needed attributes can significantly differ, there can be many types of engineers in this field.

Knowledge of related programming technologies would be an advantage

Even though Java can be used outside networks, advanced engineers should know approaches for internet-used applications. Thus, attainment in HTML, CSS, C/C++, C#, or Python is a great add-on for Web Developers and will upgrade the level and opportunities of every Developer.
Among other aspects, an understanding of databases like Postgres, MySQL, and used by them SQL, and an understanding of ORM is a must due to their vast usage during the creation of applications. If one needs a change of already live products, experience in other programming languages like NodeJS, Golang, and PHP will be a big plus as allows faster understanding and integration of the existing structure into the new platform.

Orange Sputnik has over 13 years experience of employing Java Developers with diverse requirements, including:

  • Sun-certified Developers
  • Junior, Medior, Senior Developers
  • Remote Team Leads with primary focus on Java

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How much Java Programmers Earn?

Top-10 coding languages:
average wages and popularity

Top-10 coding languages have quite different rates, which vary from $89K to $127K a year. The most interesting part is, Java engineers earn $102K, which is almost a median rate of $98K according to the statistics from Indeed.com. Even more important is the demand for those specialists, which is the highest on the market. Of course, numbers are approximate and can significantly vary from country to country, but the overall trend is confirmed by the chart above.

What salaries are common to
European developers?

The focus on particular locations gives much wider differences in average salaries of Java Developers, where a Swiss coder earns five times more than the Chinese one. Such a claim is not fully true as the level of every Developer is unknown, but the gap exists, and it is huge.

A quite perspective destination in East Europe from the average salary perspective is definitely Ukraine. Java Developers in this country require twice lower salaries compared to developed European countries, nothing to say about the gap compared to world leaders in this sphere. It means that company from any progressive city like Amsterdam or Boston can save a considerable amount of costs if considering remote cooperation.

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get access to 250k+ IT experts from Ukraine

Moreover, developers from this country are versatile and reliable workers with appropriate mentality compared to unstable Asians. The almost absent time gap for European companies and widespread English make the situation even better as Ukrainians are flexible in terms of cooperation and creating a dedicated environment even remotely. Actually, one can additionally read how Staff Augmentation reduces the hiring time and overall costs of the project, and why Ukraine is a perfect direction to look at in IT.

How many java coders are there in the world?

Despite the fact that the IT sector is digital in its nature, it is almost impossible to count the number of Java Developers, for instance. The first obstacle is the versatility of programmers who know and use multiple languages and approaches but can be employed in the narrow area. It means that a company may have on contract a developer with a wide range of abilities, while only a few numbers to the statistics score.

The second obstacle is the inability to analyze collected data appropriately. Thus, one of the most popular methods to count the salary or demand of a particular specialist is to collect data of CVs or offers from a job searching website. However, this approach will also distort the real results due to the inability to check the practical level of engineer or number of specialists that a firm seeks.

Nevertheless, SlashData analysis of the market with defining active programmers gave the results as of below:

Thus, at the end of 2018, there were about 7,6 million employed Java Professionals, which is the third result among programming languages overall.

What about demand and trends?

The demand for Java Developers is the most stable in the programming market and, actually, doesn’t decrease for over ten years. As we stated above, the versatility of this language, the ability to run software on diverse platforms without changes, and its reliability in terms of security and networking allow staying actual nowadays. The only approach that showed bigger demand and market share during the previous year was JavaScript since includes backend and frontend, and Python.

However, there should be no worries for those who started Java learning or planned to build their startup on it. According to data from Oracle, this language is used by:

  • about 90% of desktops
  • approximately 70% of mobile phones
  • roughly 9 million Developers
  • more than 100 million TV devices and all the Blu-ray players

Adding to that information understanding that mobile applications development for Android also relies on Java (even under the hood of Kotlin), this programming language will save popularity and massive demand for many years.

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Java Developer Interview Questions

When you rely on Orange Sputnik in finding Dedicated Developers for a project, the only step will be interviewing candidates that will satisfy a position description. As small business owners are usually not professional recruiters, here are some recommendations on how to make this process simpler and more effective.

Preparation before Interview

  • Make the candidate feel welcomed and comfortable. It can be achieved by talking about the company, its projects, the role of the person in them, and future plans. It will show your interest to the person, which is important to create better relations.
  • Start with easy and general questions. It would be great to ask about soft skills like personal interests, hobbies, how candidate got into IT, what he/she likes the most in this field, expectations. It will add positive emotions to the talk and show communication skills simultaneously.
  • Technical and professional side. When the person is emotionally ready and feels comfortable, ask about the previous work experience and required technical skills (one can use listed below or prepare their own). Usually, the questions about diverse aspects will show if the person really knows the subject and how deals with a fast switch of topics. Here one can identify the level of the individual and if he/she ready for tasks.
  • Practical test. We do not recommend giving practical tasks (writing a piece of code or something else) for homework. The more Senior Developer is the more resistance to doing some free homework. It would be better to do pair programming or ask technical questions during an interview and keep homework if really feel necessary. Interviews and examination environments create too much stress for most people, so they usually show worse results than are capable of. Actually, it may not be necessary if the previous item was thoroughly planned and provided.

Possible questions to ask Java Developer during an interview:

  1. Basic functions, and types of conversions in Java.
  2. Collections, a hierarchy of interfaces and implementations, what is a hash function and its internal structure, loops, recursions, control structures.
  3. Interface, abstract class, several design patterns.
  4. How does JSP, JSTL, Tomcat, or another Servlet container work, which prefers to use and why?
  5. If you need a confident Junior or Medior, such Advanced topics can reveal it: version control systems GIT, SVN, assembly systems Maven, Gradle, Spring, Hibernate, Web-services.
  6. Basic SQL, subqueries, how they work, show a couple of elementary examples.
  7. General web development questions related to the basic things in JavaScript, CSS, and HTML, as well as the main types of HTTP requests.
  8. More about JDBC, for example, what is it and how to work with connections, statements, Prepared Statements, result-sets.
  9. A few questions about multithreading will not hurt, for example, how functions like wait, notify, notifyall, sleep, dead-lock work.
  10. I/O streams, basic things, read a line from the console, what are the filters.

Afterword

The process of finding and hiring an appropriate Java Developer is not that simple, so we tried to shed light on it. If you still have some questions, feel free to reach out to our Customer Success Managers that are always ready to help.

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