MCA (Master of Computer Applications) is a 3 years postgraduate course teaching students the basics of all the aspects of computer applications, including programming, software development, optimizations, operating systems, network studies and much more.
The course curriculum is made in such a way that both classroom training and practical training is incorporated in the syllabus, which helps students to gain the required set of skills and technical knowledge to become an efficient professional in the IT world.
Computer Programmer, Software Developer, Web Developer, App Developer, Data Analyst, System Analyst, etc. are some of the common jobs after MCA that a fresher or an experienced graduate can go for after completing his/her graduate studies.
Some of the famous and reputed companies such as Amazon, Deloitte, IBM, Sapient etc. hire MCA students in a variety of job positions, from the executive level positions to the manager levels.
MCA Job Sectors
The list of major job sectors that hire MCA graduates are:
|E-Commerce||Government Sector||Frontend & Backend Development|
|Networking||Security Companies||Technical Support|
|Schools & Colleges||Desktop Support & Communications||Technical Design & Web Development|
Private Sector Jobs
Majority of MCA students aspire to get hired in the private sector jobs because of the higher salary scale and greater exposure to technical knowledge.
Major types of companies are usually Startups, Management Companies, Consultancies, Security & Surveillance Companies, Web Development, Software Development, Networking Department, and much more.
Government Sector Jobs
Government jobs provide a sense of security and reputation to the students, as they get hired into the main and one of the most important departments such as IT Cell, Cyber Security, Systems Networking, TechnicalDepartment in various govt. organizations and setups, etc.
Professionals can also get hired in the Aerospace Computing Department in various top research organizations such as DRDO, ISRO, etc.
The scope of jobs and personal growth opportunities in the government sector is as equal as in the private sector.
MCA Jobs & Career Options
The table below some of the common jobs that students can go for after finishing their MCA course, along with their salary scale as per the PayScale.
|Job Profile||Lowest Salary||Average Salary||Highest Salary|
|Software Developer||INR 3.34 LPA||INR 4.85 LPA||INR 12.68 LPA|
|Web Developer||INR 2.23 LPA||INR 2.81 LPA||INR 9.94 LPA|
|Systems Analyst||INR 2.73 LPA||INR 6.54 LPA||INR 10.58 LPA|
|Software Programmer||INR 2.87 LPA||INR 3.89 LPA||INR 12.00 LPA|
|Network Administrator||INR 2.89 LPA||INR 3.67 LPA||INR 7.00 LPA|
|Mobile App Developer||INR 2.42 LPA||INR 4.41 LPA||INR 14.00 LPA|
|System Administrator||INR 2.67 LPA||INR 3.04 LPA||INR 4.41 LPA|
|Database Administrator||INR 2.96 LPA||INR 4.97 LPA||INR 12.46 LPA|
|Hardware Engineer||INR 2.92 LPA||INR 3.78 LPA||INR 9.82 LPA|
|Technical Writer||INR 2.55 LPA||INR 4.93 LPA||INR 12.53 LPA|
Database Administrator, Technical writer, App Developer are some careers that have good futures and thus will lead to higher pay in the future. Although Mobile App Developer and Network Administrator both start with almost the same salary, an App Developer will earn more than INR 12,00,000 with a 10-year experience but a Network Administrator will earn around INR 7,50,000 with the same experience.
MCA Gender Breakdown
Comparatively, the more men pursue this course as compared to women, on the basis of statistics.
The below image shows the percentage of men vs women who have studied or are studying the MCA program in India.
The top employers for Master of Computer Application are mentioned in the table below. They hire employees as Software Developers, Web Developers etc.
|SAP Labs India||Infosys|
The starting pay in these companies ranges from INR 450000 to INR 600000. This can increase to INR 1000000 to INR 1200000. This is a highly attractive subject which provides good employment opportunities.
SAP Labs is one of the highest paying firms when it comes to Software Developers and may start with a INR 900000 package according to PayScale.
Some of the important programming skills are mentioned below. The knowledge of Python and Java will help to get a 12-17% hike in average salary for a Software Developer.
|SQL||C# Programming Language|
MCA Salaries Based on Cities
Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi are the leading cities when it comes to employment for Software Developers. Pune provides the highest salary for a System Analyst when compared to other major cities in India.
|City||Software Development||Web Development||Systems Analyst|
|Bangalore||INR 5,95,000||INR 3,79,600||INR 6,00,000|
|Delhi||INR 5,84,000||INR 3,16,000||INR 4,00,000|
|Pune||INR 5,09,000||INR 3,09,000||INR 7,18,800|
|Hyderabad||INR 4,98,000||INR 3,89,000||INR 7,96,000|
|Chennai||INR 4,52,000||INR 3,04,800||INR 7,08,200|
|Mumbai||INR 4,39,000||INR 3,45,000||INR 6,94,000|
Software Programmers in Delhi are paid 75% more than the national average and Chennai offers packages which are 24% than the national average. Software Developers are paid the highest in Bangalore with a 21% gap with the national average.