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Software Developer

Find out how to become a 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 Software Developer is $68,000 - 98,000 annually


Software developers design, write and test computer programmes to meet a range of technological requirements. Employment for software developers to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this very large occupation grew very strongly over the last five years.

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Key skills

Software developers work with computer systems writing the programme code that allows users to perform tasks as required.

  • Liaise with clients to ascertain organisation and system requirements
  • Contribute to technical design meetings
  • Write and amend programme code
  • Test and debug software and oversee pre-release trials
  • Accurately record the development process
  • Maintain computer systems

Quick facts

Working as a software developer gives you the opportunity to interact with computers and keep your technical knowledge updated to solve problems.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    48.2% Post Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - 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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