With the rapid growth in the information technology and computer industry, there is high demand for Java Developer skilled
personnel in India.

Java Developer salary in India is the most lucrative in the field of computer and Internet networking industry. The certification is offered to experienced engineers in this field. This certification, achieved by very few, can take an individual to the top of the career ladder. Java language has become one of the “hottest” in terms of market trends and job opportunities. As a result, Java Developer salary in India has also become very lucrative.

Details Java Developer Salary In India

Salary Range for Java Developers in Top Companies of India
Designation Salary Range
Infosys Limited
Java Developer INR 2,88,422 – INR 9,55,745
Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
Java Developer INR 2,44,949 – INR 7,95,257
Wipro Technologies Ltd.
Java Developer INR 2,56,521- INR 10,17,224
IBM Global Services
Java Developer INR 2,80,244 – INR 10,99,532
HCL Technologies Ltd.
Java Developer INR 2,42,568- INR 8,68,856
Cognizant Technology Solutions
Senior Java Developer INR 8,70,000- INR 9,42,000
Logica CMG
Java Developer INR 3,39,000 – INR 3,62,000
Synechron
Java Developer INR 39,000 -INR 42,000
IG Group
Java Developer INR 5,74,000 -INR 6,25,000
Pontiflex
Java Developer INR 12,10,000 – INR 12,90,000
Trade Ship Inc.
Senior Java Developer INR 5,84,000 – INR 6,35,000

Median Pay Scale as per Designations for a Java Developer

Know the Salary Range in terms of Designation in Intel India

Designation Median Pay Scale
Software Engineer INR 3,43,095
Software Developer INR 3,37,383
Senior Software Developer/Engineer/ Programmer INR 5,87,057
Java Software Programmer,Developer INR 3,37,217
Project Manager, Software Development INR 11,80,930
Test/Quality Assurance (QA), Engineer (Computer Software) INR 3,00,741
Project Manager,Information Technology (IT) INR 11,10,324
Salary Range as per Degrees for a Java Developer
Degree Median Salary Range
Bachelors Degree INR 1,18,783-INR 7,02,993
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Computer Science & Engineering (CS) INR 3,09,677-INR 5,30,000
Bachelor of Engineering (B.E. / B.Engg), Computer Science (CS) INR 1,23,347- INR 5,89,581
Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Computer Science (CS) INR 1,59,000-INR 9,00,000

Cities that offer the highest salaries to Java Developers in India

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Pune, Maharashtra
  • Bangalore, Karnataka
  • Gurgaon, Haryana
  • Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
  • Noida, Uttar Pradesh
  • New Delhi, Delhi
  • Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Kolkata, West Bengal
  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Median Salary Range for Java Developers as per Experience and Technology
Technology/Experience Salary Range (per annum)
Software Developer(J2EE /Java)-3 years experience INR 2,50,000 to INR 4,00,000
Software Developer(J2EE/Java)-5 years experience INR 4,00,000 to INR 6,00,000
Software Developer(Spring,Hibernate/ Java)-3 years experience INR 3,00,000 to INR 5,00,000
Software Developer(Spring,Hibernate/ Java)-3 years experience INR 5,00,000 to INR 8,00,000
Module Lead/Team Lead (Java)- 5 to 8 years experience INR 8,00,000 to INR 10,00,000
Module Lead/Team Lead (Spring,Hibernate/Java)-5 to 8 years experience INR 9,00,000 to INR 12,00,000

Growth Opportunity and Certifications required for Java Developer


Most employers recruit an individual holding a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering or computer science. After getting employed as a Java developer, one needs to complete specific training and certifications for further growth opportunities. For growth opportunities, a Java developer needs to undergo additional training and obtain certifications from Sun Microsystems. Java developers need to focus on specialized skills, some of which are as follows:

SCMAD: This certifies (by Sun Microsystems) that an experienced Java Developer has specialized in mobile applications development.

SCBCD: This certifies (by Sun Microsystems) that an experienced Java Developer has specialized in business applications development, using J2EE and EJBs technologies.

SCDJWS: This certifies (by Sun Microsystems) that an experienced Java Developer has specialized in web services and java technologies development.

SCWCD: This certifies (by Sun Microsystems) that an experienced Java Developer has specialized in J2EE applications development, using web components.

Apart from lucrative pay packet, top companies in India also offer other benefits to the Java developers like paid vacations, health insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, disability insurance, accident insurance, educational reimbursement plans, retirement plans, savings plans, and stock purchase plans.
For a fresher, the designation is of trainee or Junior java developer. With experience and additional skills one can advance to become senior and lead java developers. Some other certifications, which bring in plentiful employment opportunities, are –

  • Sun Certified Programmer (SCJP)
  • Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA)
  • Sun Certified Assistant (SJCA)
  • Sun Certified Developer (SCJD)

Top companies also prefer those individuals who have some additional soft skills apart from their technical knowledge. Some of the soft skills required from a Java developer are as follows–

  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Sequel Query Languages (SQL)
  • Oracle
  • XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language)
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)
  • JavaBeans
  • Weblogic Applications Server
  • Perl
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Brief Overview of Java Developer Job

A Java developer needs to test, plan, design, document, and implement computer programs and new applications using Object Oriented Programming techniques like Structured Query Language (SQL) and J2EE (Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition) codes. Java developers also need to review, analyze and alter existing programs for increasing the operating efficiency. Java developers have to coordinate with other language or software developers and use other programming languages like JavaScript, Java Server Pages (JSP), Visual Basic (VB) Script, XML, ASP (Active Server Pages), and DTD.

Java developers also need to find and fix the code defects. They also have to participate in program testing. They need to perform analysis on the existing design solutions and processes and streamline those, increase the speed of output, eliminate non-value codes and add steps/codes to improve overall quality of the program. Apart from updating technical documentation, Java developers also need to monitor applications, give presentation about the description of computer system and/or applications to the technical and non-technical personnel. Some of the tools and equipments used by a Java developer are –

  • Operating manuals
  • Computer networks
  • Language Dictionaries
  • Flow charts and schematic diagrams
  • Web Software and Servers