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Did you know that a Full Stack Web Developer ranks second when it comes to the Best Jobs in the USA? The growing demand of a Full Stack Web Developer is the motivation behind this blog. In this blog we’re going to see how to become a Full Stack Web Developer. All the important tools and technologies mentioned in this blog are covered in this Full Stack Web Development Masters course.
How to become a Full Stack Web Developer – Edureka
Let’s narrow down the key roles and responsibilities of a Full Stack Web Developer:
Now that you know the key roles and responsibilities, I’m sure you’re wondering,
Front end developers and back end developers can follow an easy pathway to become a Full Stack Web Developer since they already have an idea about how the web works. However, if you’re a beginner and wish to build a career in Full Stack Development, you can take up the Full Stack Web Development Training offered at Edureka.
To get a more in depth understanding about how to become a Full Stack Web Developer, you can check out this video recorded by our Web Development Experts.
This Edureka video on “How to become a Full Stack Web Developer” will talk about the complete path you need to follow in order to become a Full Stack Web Developer.
Ranking at number 2 in the Indeed’s best jobs of 2018, a Full Stack Developer is one of the most sort after professionals in today’s world. With a rich set of skills, a Full Stack Web Developer, is expected to earn over $115k annually.
Here’s a table that shows how the Job listing varies with respect to the geography. I’ve collected this information from sources like Indeed and AngelList:
Source: Indeed & AngelList
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forestalls that the availability of jobs in Full Stack Development will rise from 135,000 to more than 853,000 by 2024. The demand for a Full Stack Web Developer is only going to increase by the day.
The below illustration shows the vacancies of Full Stack Web Developer jobs as a percentage of all IT jobs in United Kingdom. This is also the case in most of the IT driven countries such as Canada, USA, Germany, etc.
The below section will give you an in-depth idea of how much a Full Stack Web Developer earns and how it can vary with experience, region and skills.
According to a recent survey by PayScale a Full Stack Web Developer has a base pay of $75,091. The average salary of a Full Stack Web Developer ranges from $46k to $115k. The median bonus is $4,835. However, the salary of a Full Stack Web Developer varies depending on various factors such as, geography, skill-set, level of experience, etc.
The below table shows the annual salary of a Full Stack Web Developer in the USA. This number varies depending upon one’s experience and skill set as well.
Salary Based on Geography – How To Become A Full Stack Developer – Edureka
The below illustration depicts the median salary for various types of developers as calculated by Stack Overflow. Full Stack Web Developers have secured a position within the top 6 most highly paid professionals.
Salary trends – How To Become A Full Stack Developer – Edureka
When I started my research about the skill set of a Full Stack Web Developer, I went through a couple of Job Descriptions on platforms like Glassdoor and Indeed to check what exactly top tier companies look for in a Full Stack Developer.
Let’s take a look at a few Job Description of a Full Stack Web Developer:
Job Description IBM – How To Become A Full Stack Developer – Edureka
Job Description Mobiquity – How To Become A Full Stack Developer – Edureka
These Job Descriptions give us an understanding of what exactly companies expect from a Full Stack Web Developer and what are the skills needed to become a Full Stack Web Developer. To make it easier for you, I’ve listed down the key takeaways from the Job Descriptions in the below section.
A Full Stack Web Developer must know how to create and maintain the front-end and the back-end of a web application and must also be proficient with the various languages used to develop a web application.
Here’s a list of skills that I narrowed down by studying a couple of Job Description:
Now that you know what skills you need to become a Full Stack Web Developer, let’s try to understand the tools and technologies you need to master in order to acquire these skills.
Full Stack Development involves developing and designing the following three layers:
Full Stack Web Developer Technologies
Let’s talk a little bit about front end technologies.
To learn more about HTML, you can go through this video by our Web Development experts.
This Edureka video on “HTML Tutorial” will provide you with detailed and comprehensive knowledge about HTML and also how to create your first web page using HTML Tags.
To learn more about CSS, you can go through this video by our Web Development specialists.
This Edureka video on “CSS Tutorial” will explain all the basics of CSS by styling multiple HTML pages.
The back-end layer forms a dynamic connection between the front-end and the database. To get this layer working it’s important to know at least one of the programming languages such as Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, etc and knowledge of server-side frameworks such as NodeJS is mandatory.
Here’s an entire Python blog dedicated to the use of python, its features and also how one can write programs with Python, do give it a read.
To learn more about Java, you can this Java Tutorial blog a read.
Here’s a blog that covers all the basic and advanced concepts of PHP, do give it a read,
To learn more about NodeJS, you can go through this video recorded by our Web Development experts.
The data layer is a massive warehouse of information. It contains a database repository which captures and stores information from the front-end, through the back-end. A prerequisite is to have knowledge of how data is stored, edited, retrieved, etc. An understanding of Databases such as MySQL, MongoDB is a must.
You can read this MySQL blog to get a good understanding of how data is stored, retrieved and edited using MySQL.
In addition to the above-mentioned technologies, a Full Stack Web Developer must know the different parts of the web, one must have a good understanding of web architecture and the various communication protocols like HTTP, he must also be familiar with Version Control systems and Project Management tools.
Becoming a Full Stack Web Developer requires good amount of effort and dedication. But is it worth all the effort? Yes, it definitely is. It is the most valued designation and once you practice Full Stack Web Development, you’ll become a master of the web.