Java Developer Salary Expectations for 2021

COVID-19 has upended the job market for many workers across industries. Yet, the field of software development has shown positive signs of growth.

According to the 2020 Worldwide Developer Population and Demographic Study by Evans Data, the global developer population continued to grow by 500,000 in 2020, reaching a total of 24.5 million people. 

One of the main contributors to this growth is the increased dependence on software and technology. The growth in the developer population is also bolstered by the interest in people becoming software developers today. 

Java is one of the most popular programming languages and the need for Java developers will continue to grow. If you’re interested in entering this field, it’s important to know about your Java developer salary earning potential.

Java Developer Salary Expectations for 2021


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‘I Keep Coming Back to Udacity So I Can Give Back’: Ryan Waite | Student Success

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Ryan Waite — a motivated, dedicated Udacity student — is inspirational for many reasons. Not only is Ryan intelligent and driven, but he’s constantly challenging himself to learn something new.

Ryan has already graduated from seven Nanodegree programs and is currently working on his eighth. 

Since completing his first Nanodegree program, Ryan has had incredible success. After his stint at NASA, Ryan worked with the US Department of Labor, Cloudistics and is currently working as a Full Stack Developer at FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority).



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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Jasmine Lawrence | Student Success

Jasmine Lawrence has success written all over her. From being a teenage CEO (13 years to be precise) to working at Softbank, Facebook and now Moonshot X Factory; Jasmine has done it all. She has been on the Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, got interviewed by Oprah, and won several accolades that speak volumes about her success.

But this success didn’t come easy to her. She worked hard for it, got the right skills and persevered through the journey. 



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Top 5 Benefits of Online Training

One of the best ways people acquired new skills in 2020 was through online training. 

The pandemic forced many schools to shut down and move to an online-only format that, according to the World Economic Forum, changed education around the world forever.

The WEF research found that on average, students retain 25%-60% more material when learning online compared to only 8%-10% in a classroom.

With the online learning ecosystem evolving and bursting with new and innovative content, there’s never been a better time to take advantage of an opportunity to further your education.

There are several benefits to online training and some may surprise you. Here’s our list of the top five benefits of online learning.

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Gain an Edge With the Data Analysis and Visualization with Power BI Nanodegree Program

Business Intelligence is gaining more popularity in the data-driven world of today. As businesses grow, it becomes challenging to manage the huge amount of information generated by users or customers daily.  This is where business intelligence comes in.

Microsoft’s Power BI is a popular cloud-based tool for professionals  and we are excited to launch the new Data Analysis and Visualization with Power BI Nanodegree program that will equip any learner who wants to develop in-demand skills in data pre-processing, visualization and analysis using Power BI as the primary tool.



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Security Engineer vs Security Analyst: What’s the Difference?

Security engineers and security analysts are critical for managing data breaches in an organization. Both of these positions are necessary and sound somewhat similar. But, despite the overlap  between these two cybersecurity roles, there are clear distinctions that anyone aspiring to start a career in information and computer security should consider.

Read on to know how these two cybersecurity roles differ from each other in their responsibilities, skills and the battles they deal with.

Security Engineer vs Security Analyst


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Celebrating Women’s History Month with Ramona Saintandre | Student Success

Ramona Saintandre is a trailblazer. She’s a proud 50-year-old mother of three kids and grandmother of eight who has worked in the tech industry for two decades.

She has been in the IT field for more than 20 years now, primarily in a support role ranging from helpdesk, operations, field service work, technology business sales, and server system administrator. However, her journey through tech has not always been smooth.

Udacity came into my life after I was laid off from a company that I worked at for 10 years, due to corporate restructuring. I found that the world of IT had changed a lot in those 10 years. Hiring companies were looking for more experience in scripting, coding, web page assistance. It was then that a friend of mine sent me a link for one of the scholarships offered by Udacity and I applied,” she said.

Watch her story here:



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