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Assistant Software Developer

Find out how to become an assistant software developer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Assistant Software Developer is $76,100 - 121,900 annually

What does an Assistant Software Developer do?

Assistant software developers support the design, development and maintenance of computer software to suit a range of client needs. 

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of an Assistant Software Developer?

Assistant software developers perform a range of programming, testing and evaluation tasks according to organisation requirements.

  • Remain up to date with the latest trends in software development
  • Contribute to planning meetings and respond to development suggestions as appropriate
  • Write and test program code to a specific design brief
  • Find and correct errors through a systematic program of testing conventions
  • Assist in the production and updating of operation and procedure guidelines
  • Contribute to discussions regarding legal and budgetary constraints

How to become an Assistant Software Developer

To become an Assistant Software Developr, you'll need to study a qualification that focuses on Programming so you can learn the skills needed to carry out the responsibilities for the role.

Most Software Developers typically hold a bachelor's degree qualification and other relevant certifications. You can get started with a qualification like a ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology - Focus on Programming and pursue further study as you grow your skills and experience.

Quick facts

Working as an assistant software developer allows you to utilise your computer programming skills to solve problems and keep abreast of information technology developments.

Employment for Assistant Software Developers is expected to grow in the next five years. From 153,700 in 2020 to 199,800 by 2025. 

  • Average Hours Worked
    41 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; financial and insurance services; and other industries
  • Job Growth 
    Expected to grow in the next five years. From 153,700 in 2020 to 199,800 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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