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Employment in the IT sector in Israel. Part two.

We have prepared for you a kind of rating of the demand for programmers in various fields with an indication of the basic information for applicants for such jobs.

1. WEB Front-end

Front-end for the WEB - is work on creating interfaces through which the user will interact with the software product. More simply - the creation of the visible side of sites and portals. To do this work, you need to know HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and special frameworks (ready-made software technologies that help simplify the work on individual interface nodes) - AngularJS and ReactJS. If you have mastered these technologies, you can already claim a salary of 14-16 thousand shekels at the start of your career.

2. Java Backend

Backend is the back-end of a web or mobile application, its server part. This part of the process remains hidden to users, but the performance of the site or application depends on its quality. Not surprisingly, such specialists are always needed for companies. But to be really valuable, they need to program in Java and understand technologies such as Spring, Hibernate, Big Data, and others. This list can vary slightly for specific jobs. The labor of a beginner back-end specialist is worth 14-17 thousand shekels.

3. Full-stack.

The specialists of the Full-stack category are universal programmers. They can work both on the Back-end and Front-end side, performing those tasks that are a priority at this stage. It is clear that the applicant for such a position should be able to work with all the technologies listed for the first two items in the rating. On the other hand, his salary will be higher, even at the initial stage: 15-18 thousand shekels.

4. Android Developer

The Android operating system runs many smartphones, e-books, tablets, and even a wristwatch. You probably have such devices, too. So the demand for Android programmers is reasonable. To become one of them, you need to master the Java language, learn how to create the visible part of the application (User interface) using Android libraries, and be able to link the application to the server, social networks and positioning services (such as Google Maps). This position can be paid 13-16 thousand shekels already at the initial stage.

5. Swift Developer for iOS

A specialist in this field is busy creating applications for iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices. He needs to understand the new Swift programming language, the code of which is open-source, and it is quite young and is still being formed. An entry-level Swift programmer can also earn 11-16 thousand shekels a month.


Of course, this information will help you determine the direction for yourself and choose the most interesting field for your future career in IT, but you should keep in mind that universal programmers are especially valued. Such an employee replaces several people in a company. He gets a higher salary than his narrowly-specialized colleagues, but he saves a lot of money for the company. In addition, almost all IT companies develop applications for all platforms at once. But the workload at different stages of the project may well be uneven. In this case a universal programmer will help to equalize the situation.

Choosing the direction for the training and then working in IT is very important, but at the next stage most beginners programmers ask themselves an equally pressing question: how to break into this promising field and find your first job in your new specialty? There are 3 keystones to success here:

1. Strong knowledge in one or more areas of programming.

2. Experience, but not in the sense of the number of years, as many people mistakenly think, but practical experience from participation in at least one major project. It can be received already in the process of training or right after it during an internship.

3. Opportunity to communicate and understand the tasks. Here again, nobody needs excellent Hebrew or native English, the main thing is to understand the tasks and professional terminology. You will most likely learn the terminology already during the profession, and as for the language of communication, even an intermediate level of knowledge will work for you. The main thing is that you should understand what tasks are set for you and be able to explain yourself to your team. Both Hebrew and English, or even "Hebresh" - that's a little bit of everything.

We hope that we were able to help you decide which path in IT to choose for yourself. Check out our center computer courses. In the following articles, we will tell you about the details of preparing a resume that will be noticed by employers and which companies you should send it to in order to successfully get a job in IT.


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