Front-end Developer salaries & technologies for 2023

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Front-end Developer Technologies

Learn about the technologies that a Front-end Developer will use in 2023

This article is about the most trending technologies a Front-end Developer uses, and the roles & salaries for a typical Front-end Tech department.


About me

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I’m Júlia Lluch and I warmly welcome you to my section of the blog!

Let me introduce myself!

Front-end Developer - Júlia Lluch

I grew up in a town near Barcelona (Palau-solità & Plegamans), and I love being surrounded by my mother, my friends, and my couple.

They all push me to overcome my fears and goals, and they have been able to see how I have grown and evolved in recent years.

After finishing my law degree, I went to Dublin, to meet people, discover different ways of living, and above all get to know myself.

There, I understood that my IKIGAI has always been helping people, to understand what each person needs, and therefore, to be able to do my bit to make their lives better.

And this is what a selection process is all about. 

During them, I always try to make people feel accompanied and have me as a point of reference to solve any questions.

I help the interviews go as smoothly as possible and that the new job ends up making them happier.

That’s how I became an IT Research Consultant!

Travelling is one of my passions, I don’t see a better plan than going out to discover the world!

Another of my great passions is sports, whether it’s running, cross-fit, yoga, or climbing… The important thing is to keep moving!

My Expertise

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

Pau is more focused on Back-end Developer roles and I’m more focused on Front-end Developers. So I will be talking about some roles in this article, that are currently managed by Pau.


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

In the software team there are different kinds of profiles, depending on the experience level in terms of leadership and technician or software developers.

Let’s see my specializations!

Software Managers

Tech Lead 

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

Team Lead

A Team Leader is someone who provides instructions, direction, and guidance to a group of individuals, which may be known as a team for the purpose of achieving a certain objective.

The main responsibility of a Team Leader is to guide his or her team to achieve its full potential.

The team leader has more responsibility than anyone else because if he or she does not carry out his or her responsibilities, the entire team will suffer.

A successful Team Leader must understand the strengths and weaknesses of each team member so that tasks can be assigned accordingly.

The salary range for these positions is between 40.000,00€ – 80.000,00€ per year.

Software Architect

Staff Engineer

The Staff Engineer is who occupies a leadership role, being responsible for the management and providing technical assistance to other engineers.

They may coordinate several projects at the same time, under their area of expertise.

Other Tech Management roles

Scrum Master

The Scrum Master is the figure who leads the teams in agile project management.

His mission is to ensure that the teams achieve their objectives until they reach the “final sprint” phase, eliminating any difficulties they may encounter along the way.

In other words, the Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that the practices and values described in the Scrum model are followed.

The role of the Scrum Master can be compared to that of a coach/mentor who will accompany the team toward the success of the project.

The annual wage for the Scrum Master role is between 40.000,00€ – 70.000,00€.

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.

If you want more details about the Back-end, you can find them in the blog of my Software colleague, Pau Busquets.

Front-end Developer

The Front-end Developer is a fundamental piece in a digital project, he is in charge of programming the browser of a website so that it is attractive to the user, and that it works as it should.

So, the Front-end Developer has in his hands the visual part of the web, making the design intuitive and attractive.

It is everything that makes it possible for a user to view or interact with a website.

The wage for this position is between 35.000,00€ and 60.000,00€ per year.

Front-end Developer technologies

As a Front-end Developer you should be proficient in the following programming languages:

Front-end coding languages

HTML

HTML is used to give structure and meaning to the content of the website.

Meaning, defining paragraphs and data tables or inserting images.

CSS

CSS is used to set the style rules for the HTML content.

For instance, establishing background colors or fonts.

Javascript

This language is a complement to both HTML and CSS that provides greater interactivity and dynamism to web pages.

It allows you to create dynamically updated content, animate images, etc.

When we talk about JavaScript, we also usually hear about Vanilla JS, which is pure JavaScript.

Specifically, it is an initiative, in the form of a framework, which expresses the advantages of not using frameworks or libraries, enhancing our applications.

And TypeScript, which is the superset of Javascript, offers improvements according to tastes or needs.

In other words, we could say that it is a more powerful way of developing the Front-end, at a higher level.

It is backed by large companies and projects, being the latest generation of JavaScript.

With the ease of being able to be used in any area where JavaScript can be used.


JavaScript live coding

Now, within JavaScript, we find several frameworks and libraries, which facilitate the development of websites and applications with various features and functionality.

All these frameworks make working with JavaScript easier and more fluid.

Among the libraries, we can find jQuery, React, D3, Underscore, Lodash, Cleave, and Polymer, among many others.

Additionally, between the frameworks, we can see, Angular, Bootstrap, Aurelia, Vue, Ember, Backbone, Ionic, Gatsby, Express, Node, Next…

Among my specializations, I’m going to talk about the React library, and the Next, Angular, and Vue frameworks.

React

It is an open-source JavaScript library developed by Facebook.

The free software community is focused on visualization as it is used to create interactive user interfaces in a simple way.

Both for all types of web or mobile applications, as well as to create SPA (Single Page Application).

It is based on the component paradigm and needs to be accompanied by other libraries for the web application to be complete.

Next

As an open-source framework it is part of the React Front-end framework.

Allows the creation of static sites and the rendering of the backend (server side).

Angular

It is the framework developed by Google, which is open-source and written in TypeScript.

It facilitates the creation and programming of web, desktop, and mobile SPA (Single Page Application) applications.

Its main function is to build complex web applications.

It also makes it possible to improve development time by avoiding code repetition.

Vue

It is a progressive framework with which the component architecture is implemented.

In other words, it divides applications into blocks, with independent functionalities, which are the components, that are reusable.

This allows them to develop modularised projects that are easy to scale.

Fullstack Developer

After this brief description of the Front-end and Back-end technologies (developed by my colleague Pau), I’m going to talk about Full-stack developers.

Full-stack Developers are those who work on both the Front and the Back, and both a website, and software applications.

This allows companies to have a complete vision of a project or business.

They are very versatile, and above all, they focus on developing the necessary structure and architecture.

They usually specialize in JavaScript (Angular, React, and Vue), Python, and PHP.

The yearly compensation for the Full-stack Developer role is between 35.000,00€ – 65.000,00€.


And that’s all for this article!

Thanks for reading & learning about Front-end Developer technologies, salaries and roles 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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