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British Java Job Market - entry level

Paul Wilkin

Joined: Mar 22, 2010
Posts: 1
Hi everyone;

My research has led me to conclude that entry-level posts for Java developers are all graduate posts with the requirement being at least a 2:1 in Computer Science. They pay around £21k per annum on average and I found about 30 being advertised in the UK at this point in time.

I think this is the "usual" way into Java development but I want to hear about "unusual" routes.

I don't have a degree in Computer Science but I am studying to pass SCJP.

I am also going to be developing a j2EE web portal and this will give me some real commercial experience. I am doing this for a business colleague.

I have a programming background in PHP and website development and want to move into Java.

I am well over the age of 21 ! (x2 in fact!).

My questions

How did you get into Java Development? Is it vital to have a degree these days? Can an older person expect any age-related problems?


Thanks for your time!


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