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Other Software and Applications Programmers

ANZSCO ID 261399

Overview

All Software and Applications Programmers

  • $2,003 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Software and Applications Programmers

  • 60 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

This occupation group covers Other Software and Applications Programmers not elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group include jobs like Software Tester.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as an Other Software or Applications Programmer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Tests, debugs, diagnoses and corrects errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification.

Prospects

Pathways

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as an Other Software or Applications Programmer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Skills & Knowledge

Employers look for Software and Applications Programmers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    94% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  4. Technical design

    62% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Telecommunications

    62% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  6. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. Physics

    44% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  11. Clerical

    44% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  14. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  15. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Geography

    32% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Production and processing

    19% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  7. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  8. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Operations analysis

    36% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  16. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Thinking creatively

    85% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Giving expert advice

    56% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    50% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    45% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  19. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.

Work Environment

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    97% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Unstructured work

    81% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    58% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Physically close to people

    56% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    53% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Working conditions

    79% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Practical

    57% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Creative

    38% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.

All Software and Applications Programmers

  • $2,003 Weekly Pay
  • Very strong Future Growth

Other Software and Applications Programmers

  • 60 workers Employment Size
  • Very high skill Skill level rating
  • 87% Full-Time Full-Time Share
  • 44 hours Average full-time
  • 40 years Average age
  • 30% female Gender Share

This occupation group covers Other Software and Applications Programmers not elsewhere classified. Occupations in this group include jobs like Software Tester.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as an Other Software or Applications Programmer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Tasks
  • Tests, debugs, diagnoses and corrects errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols, guidelines and quality standards to ensure programs and applications perform to specification.

You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such as programming, software engineering, software development or computer science) to work as an Other Software or Applications Programmer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need. Visit

  • Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
  • ComparED to compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes.
  • My Skills to compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes.
  • AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.

Employers look for Software and Applications Programmers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong computer skills.

Filter Skills & Knowledge

Knowledge

These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

  1. Computers and electronics

    94% Skill level

    Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

  2. Mathematics

    75% Skill level

    Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

  3. Engineering and technology

    70% Skill level

    Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.

  4. Technical design

    62% Skill level

    Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

  5. Telecommunications

    62% Skill level

    Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

  6. English language

    55% Skill level

    English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  7. Customer and personal service

    50% Skill level

    Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

  8. Education and training

    46% Skill level

    Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

  9. Administration and management

    45% Skill level

    Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

  10. Physics

    44% Skill level

    The physical laws of matter, motion and energy, and how they interact through space and time.

  11. Clerical

    44% Skill level

    Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

  12. Communications and media

    43% Skill level

    Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.

  13. Public safety and security

    37% Skill level

    Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.

  14. Sales and marketing

    35% Skill level

    Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

  15. Law and government

    33% Skill level

    How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.

  16. Geography

    32% Skill level

    Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

  17. Economics and accounting

    28% Skill level

    Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

  18. Personnel and human resources

    27% Skill level

    Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.

  19. Psychology

    26% Skill level

    Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.

  20. Production and processing

    19% Skill level

    Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

Skills

Skills can be improved through training or experience.

  1. Reading comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Reading work related information.

  2. Active listening

    55% Skill level

    Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.

  3. Critical thinking

    54% Skill level

    Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.

  4. Speaking

    50% Skill level

    Talking to others.

  5. Complex problem solving

    48% Skill level

    Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.

  6. Judgment and decision making

    45% Skill level

    Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.

  7. Mathematics

    45% Skill level

    Using maths to solve problems.

  8. Writing

    45% Skill level

    Writing things for co-workers or customers.

  9. Active learning

    43% Skill level

    Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.

  10. Monitoring

    43% Skill level

    Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.

  11. Time management

    43% Skill level

    Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.

  12. Coordination with others

    41% Skill level

    Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.

  13. Social perceptiveness

    41% Skill level

    Understanding why people react the way they do.

  14. Persuasion

    39% Skill level

    Talking people into changing their minds or their behaviour.

  15. Serving others

    39% Skill level

    Looking for ways to help people.

  16. Systems analysis

    37% Skill level

    Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.

  17. Instructing

    37% Skill level

    Teaching people how to do something.

  18. Operations analysis

    36% Skill level

    Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.

  19. Systems evaluation

    34% Skill level

    Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.

  20. Negotiation

    32% Skill level

    Bringing people together and trying to sort out their differences.

Abilities

Workers use these physical and mental abilities.

  1. Oral comprehension

    59% Skill level

    Listen to and understand what people say.

  2. Deductive reasoning

    57% Skill level

    Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.

  3. Oral expression

    57% Skill level

    Communicate by speaking.

  4. Problem spotting

    57% Skill level

    Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.

  5. Written comprehension

    57% Skill level

    Read and understand written information.

  6. Inductive reasoning

    55% Skill level

    Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.

  7. Near vision

    55% Skill level

    See details that are up-close (within a few feet).

  8. Sorting or ordering

    55% Skill level

    Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  9. Written expression

    55% Skill level

    Write in a way that people can understand.

  10. Speech recognition

    50% Skill level

    Identify and understand the speech of another person.

  11. Originality

    50% Skill level

    Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.

  12. Speech clarity

    46% Skill level

    Speak clearly so others can understand you.

  13. Brainstorming

    46% Skill level

    Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.

  14. Categorising

    46% Skill level

    Come up with different ways of grouping things.

  15. Mathematics

    46% Skill level

    Choose the right maths method or formula to solve a problem.

  16. Visualization

    43% Skill level

    Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.

  17. Flexibility of closure

    41% Skill level

    See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.

  18. Selective attention

    41% Skill level

    Pay attention to something without being distracted.

  19. Working with numbers

    41% Skill level

    Add, subtract, multiply, or divide.

  20. Finger dexterity

    30% Skill level

    Put together small parts with your fingers.

Activities

These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.

  1. Thinking creatively

    85% Skill level

    Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.

  2. Keeping your knowledge up-to-date

    85% Skill level

    Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.

  3. Working with computers

    78% Skill level

    Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

  4. Making decisions and solving problems

    75% Skill level

    Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.

  5. Planning and prioritising work

    69% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.

  6. Making sense of information and ideas

    68% Skill level

    Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.

  7. Collecting and organising information

    64% Skill level

    Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.

  8. Communicating within a team

    63% Skill level

    Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.

  9. Researching and investigating

    58% Skill level

    Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.

  10. Giving expert advice

    56% Skill level

    Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.

  11. Building good relationships

    53% Skill level

    Building good working relationships and keeping them over time.

  12. Looking for changes over time

    53% Skill level

    Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.

  13. Coming up with systems and processes

    50% Skill level

    Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.

  14. Documenting or recording information

    47% Skill level

    Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.

  15. Scheduling work and activities

    46% Skill level

    Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

  16. Checking compliance with standards

    45% Skill level

    Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.

  17. Coordinating the work of a team

    45% Skill level

    Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.

  18. Coaching and developing others

    44% Skill level

    Working out the needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or helping them to improve.

  19. Explaining things to people

    43% Skill level

    Helping people to understand and use information.

  20. Estimating amounts, costs and resources

    36% Skill level

    Working out sizes, distances, amounts, time, costs, resources, or materials needed for a task.

Occupational Information Network
O*NET is a trademark of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.

Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

Filter Work Environment

Demands

The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

  1. Electronic mail

    99% Important

    Use electronic mail.

  2. Spend time sitting

    97% Important

    Spend time sitting at work.

  3. Indoors, heat controlled

    97% Important

    Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

  4. Face-to-face discussions

    91% Important

    Talk with people face-to-face.

  5. Teamwork

    90% Important

    Work with people in a group or team.

  6. Telephone

    89% Important

    Talk on the telephone.

  7. Being exact or accurate

    83% Important

    Be very exact or highly accurate.

  8. Freedom to make decisions

    82% Important

    Have freedom to make decision on your own.

  9. Unstructured work

    81% Important

    Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

  10. Contact with people

    80% Important

    Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.

  11. Lead or coordinate a team

    77% Important

    Lead others to do work activities.

  12. Competition

    72% Important

    Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.

  13. Time pressure

    70% Important

    Work to strict deadlines.

  14. Repeating same tasks

    67% Important

    Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.

  15. Impact of decisions

    67% Important

    Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.

  16. Responsible for outcomes

    61% Important

    Take responsibility for the results of other people's work.

  17. Frequent decision making

    60% Important

    Frequently make decisions that impact other people.

  18. Loud or uncomfortable sounds

    58% Important

    Be exposed to noises and sounds that are distracting or uncomfortable.

  19. Physically close to people

    56% Important

    Work physically close to other people.

  20. Contact with the public

    53% Important

    Work with customers or the public.

Values

Work values are important to a person’s feeling of satisfaction. All six values are shown below.

  1. Achievement

    81% Important

    Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

  2. Working conditions

    79% Important

    Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.

  3. Recognition

    76% Important

    Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.

  4. Independence

    71% Important

    Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.

  5. Relationships

    67% Important

    Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.

  6. Support

    67% Important

    Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.

Interests

Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.

  1. Analytical

    100% Important

    Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.

  2. Administrative

    81% Important

    Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.

  3. Practical

    57% Important

    Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

  4. Creative

    38% Important

    Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.

  5. Helping

    33% Important

    Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.

  6. Enterprising

    24% Important

    Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.

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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1133.00 - Software Developers, Systems Software.
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