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Job Description for Software Developer
Software developers develop computer applications that allow users to perform specific tasks on computers or other devices. They may also develop or customize existing systems that run devices or control networks. Most of the time, software developers work in an office. A bachelor's degree in software engineering, computer science, information technology, or other relevant majors is often required. They are required to have relevant job experience. They must be familiar with various comput…Read more
Software Developer Tasks
- Test and document software for client applications.
- Write code to create single-threaded, multi-threaded or user interface event driven applications, either stand-alone and those which access servers or services.
- Write, modify, and debug software for client applications.
- Use source debuggers and visual development environments.
Popular Employer Salaries for Software Developer
The top respondents for the job title Software Developer are from the companies VendAsta, IBM Canada Ltd. and SAP. Reported salaries are highest at SAP where the average pay is C$79,382. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include IBM Canada Ltd. and SAP America, Inc., earning around C$76,380 and C$70,000, respectively. Intelex Technologies pays the lowest at around C$59,626. RBC Bank and The Jonah Group Ltd. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying C$60,000 and C$64,265, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Software Developer
C# Programming Language
Skills in Java are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include HTML, .NET, SQL and C# Programming Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Software Developer
An entry-level Software Developer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$54,444 based on 156 salaries. An early career Software Developer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$61,562 based on 1,640 salaries. A mid-career Software Developer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$72,527 based on 567 salaries. An experienced Software Developer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$79,684 based on 212 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$91,765.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Software Developer in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 8.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Ottawa, Ontario (6.5% more) and Toronto, Ontario (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Edmonton, Alberta (11.8% less), Winnipeg, Manitoba (6.2% less) and Montréal, Québec (3.6% less).
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