Back-end Developer salaries & technologies for 2023


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Trending Back-end Developer salaries & technologies for 2023

This article is about the latest Back-end Developer salaries & technologies in a typical Back-end Tech department.

About me

<Hey, readers!</>  

I’m Pau Busquets, IT Business Consultant at the best company in the world. 

Recently, I graduated in Marketing and am currently studying for a master’s degree in team leadership.  

Back-end Developer - Pau Busquets

I consider myself an open-minded and caring person. I am a very intense, positive, and direct person. If you don’t know me, you might get tired of so much intensity.

You’ll hardly see me angry!

I’m from Barcelona, from the neighborhood of Gracia, the best of all. If you want to eat some tapas and a beer, this is your place. 

In terms of hobbies I like snowboarding, golf, and beer but most important is Barça.

I have been a member of Barça since I was 7 years old.

When I was a kid, I always went with my father to watch soccer (Messi is my god)

After Barça, comes my family (just kidding). I have wonderful parents and two sisters who must put up with me. 

My specialization

My goal is that you can find your IKIGAI, get you into a TOP project and that we both enjoy the selection process. 

First of all, it is important to understand that we are currently 2 people working at IKIGAI Talent’s Software Department, and it’s Júlia Lluch and me! 🙂

Júlia is more focused on Front-end roles and I’m more focused on the Back-end.

Since we joined IKIGAI Talent we have been helping Start-Ups, Scale-Ups, and Enterprises to grow their teams in the technology field, specifically software. 

In the software team they are different kinds of profiles depending on the experience level in terms of leadership, technicians, or software developers:  

Software Managers

Tech Lead

A Technical Leader or Tech Lead is a software developer who is in charge of an entire development team.

He/she is responsible for ensuring that the products that are produced are of the appropriate technical quality. 

The Tech Lead must create a technical vision with the development team and work with the entire group to achieve the goal.

Throughout the creation phase, the Technical Leader adds the skills of other different roles but is always linked to the code and programming. 

The wage for the Tech Lead position is between 40.000,00 – 80.000,00€ per year.

Team Lead

This role is described by my colleague Júlia, who has more expertise in this kind of position. Click here to read her article about Front-end technologies, salaries & roles.

Software Architect

Principal Engineer 

The Principal Engineer is the highest role that you can apply for before becoming a director in the company.

The principal engineer usually has absolute knowledge of all the source code that is being worked on and also has fairly extensive knowledge of the patterns and standards that the company is following. 

The compensation for the Principal Engineer role is between 50.000,00€ – 100.000,00€, per year.

Other Tech Management roles

Agile Coach 

The Agile Coach is an agile expert with the necessary competencies and skills to help people adopt the agile mindset, enabling them to understand agile principles and values.

In addition, he promotes the self-organization of teams, autonomy and responsibility in the project, as well as guiding companies towards an agile transformation in their organizational structures, processes and tools for managing agile project work. 

Guiding people and teams along the agile path is a complex task where, in addition to technical expertise, the skills and attitudes of a professional coach such as a facilitator, trainer, mentor and coach are necessary.

In short, he/she aims to get people to give the best of themselves. 

The yearly wage for the Agile Coach position is between 50.000,00€ – 80.000,00€.

Software Developer

A Software Developer is one who develops and implements computer systems. They type code, which is converted into a functional website or application.

In other words, they are in charge of designing, producing, and maintaining elements or sets of software that must be integrated to create applications.

And their main function within the company is to comply with the necessary quality models and specifications required for the correct functioning of the purpose for which their software was created.

There are two main types of programming: Front-end and Back-end. I’m going to talk about Front-end and all the programming languages and technologies it encompasses.

Back-end Developer

A Back-end Developer is a professional in charge of the development of a website, app or program; they are in charge of the “back end”, the back; in other words, working with the server.

Their functions are to design, review and repair everything so that it works correctly. 

In the Back-end we find different programming languages: 


PHP is a programming language intended for developing web applications and creating web pages, favoring the connection between servers and the user interface. 

Among the factors that made PHP so popular is the fact that it is open source. 


Python is a programming language widely used in web applications, software development, data science and machine learning (ML).

Developers use Python because it is efficient and easy to learn, plus it can run on many different platforms.

Python software is free to download, integrates well with all types of systems, and increases the speed of development. 


Java is a general-purpose, concurrent, object-oriented programming language that was specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

It is intended to allow application developers to write the program once and run it on any device. 


The software .NET is a platform for application development created by Microsoft. NET is not limited to a single language, but the developer can choose from several languages such as C# or Visual Basic, or even Javascript. 


Node.js is one of the most widely used technologies in the industry.

This platform takes advantage of all your knowledge of JavaScript and allows you to program the back-end of applications using the same language.

In addition to this advantage, it is one of the most used technologies by applications such as Netflix, Facebook or Wikipedia. 

Ruby on Rails

Ruby on Rails is an open-source web development environment that is optimized for programmer satisfaction and sustainable productivity.

It allows you to write good code by avoiding repetition and favoring convention over configuration. 


Golang is an open-source programming language created by Google. Its main focus is on productivity, which is essential for anyone working with cross-platform systems. 

The compensation for the Back-end Developer role is between 35.000,00€ 75.000,00€ per year.

And that’s all for this article!

Thanks for reading & learning about Back-end Developer salaries & technologies for 2023!

If you want to discover the roles & salaries for Executive, IT Sales & Digital departments, you can download our Salary Guide for 2023!

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