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IT Developer

Web/mobile Developer Full Stack/Front-end/Back-end Developer, Computer Programmer, Software Engineer

An IT Developer is an expert in computer languages who translates a client’s request into lines of code. They design customised programmes. They write and follow specifications by listening to user needs, translating these needs and detailing possible technical solutions. To write a programme, developers use software packages such as C++, Python, or Java, and adapt them to the specific needs of the project. 

They can work for different types of organisations: companies, public bodies, start-ups, or as freelancers.


  • They analyse the client’s or user’s needs to understand the subtleties involved.

  • They draw up a set of specifications.

  • They develop, i.e. they write lines of code.

  • They carry out tests and then ensure the maintenance of the programme.

  • They write user guides and may train the users.

Required skills

  • Aptitude for computer science and programming languages
  • Rigour
  • Listening skills
  • Customer service skills

What you need to learn/master

  • Project management
  • Computer architecture
  • Mastery of computer programming languages
  • Agile methods

Career opportunities and progression

  • A highly sought-after profession with great career prospects
  • Management of an IT team
  • IT Project Manager
  • Application or Software Director

Qualification requirements

3 years of post-High School education

Excelia schools


Junior: €25,000 - €30,000 

Experienced or Engineer level: €40,000 - €60,000