Developers are among the most highly sought-after tech professionals in the workforce, with increased demand and talent shortages. Since technology is advancing so rapidly, each business has become a tech company to some degree and requirements now range from software engineers to front-end Developers.
According to a London Loves Business Article, tech positions take up 6 out of 10 slots in the “Hardest Positions to Fill” in a survey performed by Indeed which included positions for Software Engineers, Software Architects, Front-End Developers, System Engineers, Software Test Engineers, and Full Stack Developers.
If you’re considering becoming a Developer and but aren’t sure whether it’s a good idea, here are a few statistics you may want to consider:
- The demand for Developers is huge, at the time this blog was written, Indeed UK has approximately 19700+ Jobs listed and the USA has approximately 35000+ Jobs available for a Developer.
- The job is greatly varied; as a Developer you will get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects ranging from e-commerce websites to applications to computer games.
- It is a job that can be done from anywhere since all you require is a computer;this is a great career path for individuals wanting to work from home or work while travelling.
What is the average developers’ salary
A 2019 Stack Overflow survey found that the median salary of Developers worldwide was $46,625, while in the US, that number was more than double, at $123,429.
Here are some average reported base salaries in the UK, drawn from Glassdoor:
- Full-stack Developer: £49,640/yr
- Mobile Developer: £48,886/yr
- QA Developer: £41,892/yr
According to Glassdoor, the average salary for a Senior Developer based on 312 anonymous salary submissions is £60,000/yr.
Now that we have shown you all of the amazing reasons to become a Developer, let’s show you what the first steps to Becoming a Developer are.