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Software Developer Salary in Nigeria

Here in this post, we are going to bring to you a detailed analysis of Software Developer Salary in Nigeria. We hope you enjoy reading this.

Lately the job position of a software developer has started gaining a bit of relevance in Nigeria which has led us to talk about the job and the salary pay associated with this position.

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In many tech companies, there are people who make and create the software which we are used daily on our phones and systems and has made them be sought after by different companies and organizations.

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In other developed nations, being a software developer is one of the best professions anyone could get into as they have flexible working hours and very good pay. They are actually one of the highest paid in developed nations.

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Software Developer

A software developer is one who is in charge of the design, installation, testing and maintenance of software systems in a company or organizations.

So anything thing that has to do or borders on the technology and operation of software, a software developer is the one in charge of it.

The specific roles and duties of a software developer may bother around these listed:

  • Reviewing current software systems
  • Bringing up ideas for system improvement
  • Working together with the analysts, designers and other members of staff
  • Writing codes for the software program.
  • Testing the software
  • Maintaining the software systems after its launch.

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Salary of a Software Developer

There are lots of Software developers in Nigeria which work with various tech companies and organizations, there is a basic pay standard and salary scale each level; as an entry and also for when you become a senior developer.

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Some top software companies like Andela, processCARE and the rest have a basic pay which is actually comfortable for a new software developer.

A software developer’s Salary is between 150,000 to 300,000 naira monthly, depending on your experience and skills set and the organization which you gain a position with.

After working for a good number of years with the company and reached the level of a senior developer, you can be earning within the range of 400,000 to 500,000 naira monthly.

It will take some dedication, passion and great Interpersonal skills to be a great software developer because you will need to establish a good working relationship with your team, staff and employer.

Then you will need your passion for your job to elude every other thing as passion acts as a drive and motivation to your work.

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You may want to be a software developer in the nearest future, it is important that if you must have gotten a degree in something else other than computer science, you can still be a software developer, all you need to do is to learn as much programming languages as you can learn; like Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic, Oracle and the rest.

They also try to get a training school to help you build on those skills, it will cost much but it won’t be compared to what you will earn in your first 3months working as a software developer.

You will also have to build your Brand as a software developer so you can be known, as you cannot be hidden and get to be known by people if you don’t get yourself on the radar of software developers.

  • Create your own Software
  • Test Your software
  • Share it with the public
  • Meet other Software developers(Networking)
  • Create an online presence

These are few ways through which you can give your personality as a software developer a big boost.

Another good thing about being a software developer is that you can also work on a freelance, which means you can advertise yourself online and get people to employ your services and you get paid to work remotely (from your home) and deliver.

Sometimes some people earn better being a freelance software developer as the jobs come from outside the country and they have value for software developers, plus you get to be paid in dollars.

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Now it is evident that being a software developer comes with good pay. If you just found out that your pay is not up to this, you can request a better pay or you can be applying for jobs in a bigger organization, don’t just leave where you are working now because the pay is low and just continue for the experience you tend to gain. But when you get a better paying position, you can consider your next step.

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Godspower Ugadu

Godspower Ugadu is an Economist an a Content Developer at InfoGuideNIgeria.com. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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