Software Developer

Software Developer

Software Developers are responsible for building and optimising software and applications within established frameworks.

Although a Software Developers role can vary depending on the size and scale of the programmes they’re working on in general they will take responsibility for producing the code which will allow an application to run as designed based on user requirements. They write applications in a range of programming languages and need to ensure their code is as clear and simplified as possible to allow the application to maintain its full functionality while also running smoothly with minimal errors.

In addition to producing code developers work closely with colleagues across the full software development lifecycle to ensure their work is timed correctly with other elements of the programme and is in line with user requirements.

Key Skills

Software Developers need a high level of problem-solving ability along with a strong attention to detail and the ability to make decision based on previously agreed parameters. . A strong understanding of software development as well as the ability to adapt to changing requirements are also key to success in this role.

The key technical knowledge needed for a career as a Software Developer include a strong understanding of one or more programming languages, methodologies, and frameworks...

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Software Developer FAQs

What is the average salary for a software developer in the region?

The average salary for a software developer in the North East in 2022 was £46,600.

What progression opportunities are available from a software developer role?

If you begin your career in a software developer role then there are a number of opportunities you could choose to follow to progress your career. You could choose to develop your technical knowledge and progress your skills into a more specialist role such as a senior or lead full stack developer or software architect or you may prefer to develop your management skills and progress to a software development manager.

Do I need a degree to become a software developer?

Although the understanding gained in a computer science degree would be a great starting point for a software developer role there are a wealth of opportunities available to train outside of this including bootcamps and online courses which could allow you to start a career as a software developer without a degree.

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