Many people have used software engineers and software developers as interchangeable terms. At a certain level, they are similar but there are many differences between both job roles as per the priorities and goals of professionals.
Software developer terms have been in the market since 1980 and till the time it reached the 1990s, it was at the peak of its popularity. But after that, software engineer became a much more popular term than a software developer. With this said, here are the basic differences between software developers and software engineers.
The major difference between software engineers and developers is the salary aspect. The salary of the software engineer is much higher than software developers since the engineers are responsible for compiling the developer’s code. However, both the job roles need a computer science degree along with the skill sets.
Software developers and engineers both must be familiar with application architectures, programming languages, DevOps concepts, etc.