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What does a Java Developer do?

A Java Developer is responsible for many duties throughout the development lifecycle of applications, from concept and design right through to testing, whilst using the programming language Java.

The average salary for a Java Developer is £52,000 depending on location and experience. Skills and knowledge a Java Developer needs include; Object Orientated Programming, Databases, Web Technologies like HTML, CSS, Javascript and JQuery and frameworks Struts and Spring.

Java Developer roles range from Junior Java Developer or Junior Java Engineer, right up to Senior Java Developer, Java Development Lead and Head of Java Development.

What is Java Programming?

Java is pretty much the basis of Android, powering Android apps and is one of the oldest programming languages on the web developed back in 1995. Java development is very versatile and can be used for anything, from web applications, desktop and mobile apps to online games, virtual tours and interactive maps.

Who uses Java Development?

Due to it being one of the oldest programming languages Java still holds its own in the language markets, and as such is used by a large host of businesses, most famously by financial banks such as Lloyds Bank Group, Credit Suisse, Financial Times, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs. However, Java is also favoured by well-known brands, Facebook, Ebay, Netflix, Uber, DigitasLBi, BBC, Sky and Right move.


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London, the capital city of England is known for its iconic landmarks and history, from the clock tower ‘Big Ben’ and Westminster Abbey to the imposing Houses of Parliament. London is a 21st-century city with a historic past going back to Roman times, with a diverse and cultural present.

London is the most densely populated city and the biggest in western Europe, with the world largest financial centre and home to many big names in finance from banks and stock exchanges, to investment and insurance companies. The Bank of England, the second oldest bank in the world, is also located in London.

London has a huge transport network available, with 5 main airports, trains, Eurotunnel and the London Underground, known as the oldest underground railway in the world.

The UK City hosts many sporting events from the 2012 Olympic Games to regular sporting events at Wembley and Emirates Stadium, Twickenham Rugby Stadium and the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament every year at the Old England Tennis Club.

An increasing number of technology companies are based in London, and the East of London is well known as ‘Tech City’ and ‘Silicon Roundabout’ and has a number of high-tech companies located in areas such as Shoreditch, St Luke’s and Hackney Wick.