Paywatch: Entry Level Java Developers

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Java is the most popular programming language in U.S. and India. It is seen as a general purpose language that can be used to build both, desktop as well as android app. Java is also highly popular when it comes to building games. Many companies seen Java as the best choice of programming language for IoT, enterprise architecture, and cloud computing. It might not come as a surprise that most of fresher programmers want to start their career as Java developer; given the fact that 90% of Fortune 500 companies use Java!

Five reasons why Java is popular?

  1. Java is used as a server-side language for enterprise-level backend development
  2. Java anchors android development. You got to have Java skills to become an android developer
  3. Using Java and it’s framework, web developers can build a verity of web apps
  4. Java developers can build highly scalable applications
  5. Java has been holding grounds for last 19 years and is still evolving.

The popularity of Java among developer’s community and IT industry makes it important for HR people to understand the market value of an entry level Java developer.

Introducting Paywatch

Beginning this month, Rezoomex Newsletter will feature Paywatch column. Paywatch helps you keep a watch over the latest facts and figures related to salaries offered in IT industry. Our analysis is based on the actual offers in hand for the candidates who are serving their notice period just before joining their new company (source : Job portal) i.e. the real-time offers that companies are making to the candidates. Every month, this data is changing based on the demand-supply equation in the job market of a particular location. We collect sample size which is large enough to give us a bell shaped distribution.

Our current analysis is based on the salaries offered to entry level Java developers with experience range zero to two years in Pune, Maharastra in the month of January 2016 (sample size = 48).


According to the Paywatch analysis, 8.33% of entry level Java developers are hired by start-ups and small companies for packages between 0.75 to 1.5 lac/annum (L/a). An entry level Java developer with average programming skills is offered salary between 1.5 to 3.5 L/a. 62.50% of entry level Java developers fall in this category. A good entry level Java developer bags between 3.5 to 6.5 L/a, however such developers are just around 20.84% of this population. Last 8.33%+ excellent entry level java developers with good educational background and hailing from reputed institution are offered salaries between 6.5 to 12 L/a; mostly by affluent companies.

We hope that this month’s Paywatch article helps you make the right offer to the right entry level Java developer. To keep up with Paywatch, please subscribe Rezoomex Newsletter. You can also tweet your feedback about this article or requests for more Paywatch articles to @Rezoomex with #paywatch.

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