According to the ANZSCO definition, Software and Applications Programmers design, develop, test, maintain and document program code in accordance with user requirements, and system and technical specifications.
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 a Software or Applications Programmer. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.
The number of people working as Software and Applications Programmers (in their main job)
grew very strongly over 5 years: from 80,200 in 2014 to 135,000 in 2019.
*Important Note - obviously the market is very dynamic due to the current situation around COVID-19.
Location: Majority of the jobs are located in New South Wales and Victoria (no news in that!)
Wages: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $2,003 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
Employment Outlook: (source: joboutlook.gov.au)