Analyst Programmers write, test, design and develop computer software and programs. Software and Applications Programmers will develop code in accordance with end user requirements.
- Starting salary: $58,500 P/A Senior salary: $90,000 P/A Average salary: $73,000 P/A Wages will vary according to your level of skill, experience and employer Employment level: 85,500 as of November 2011 (compared to 76,900 as of November 2000)
Average weekly hours: Average weekly hours worked for full time Analyst Programmers is 40 hours per week.
Employment by region:
The top three regions for employment as an Analyst Programmer include:
- NSW: 35.4%
- VIC: 30.8%
- QLD: 13.5%
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Employment for Analyst Programmers has grown strongly over the past 5 years and expected to continue to grow at 24.2%
Total employment growth over the past 5 years for male and female, employed part-time and full-time is 13,600.
Gender (including full time and part time)
The percentage of males and females working full time and part time are:
- Male Full Time: 80.2%
- Male Part Time: 4.4%
- Female Full Time: 12.4%
- Female Part Time: 3.0%
Analyst Programmers typically work in an office environment however depending on the technology available may be able to work from remote locations. A typical day for a programmer involves sitting directly in front of a computer, and as such programmers are vulnerable to "computer related injuries" including repetitive strain syndrome (RSI), back injuries and eyestrain.