What is a Full Stack Developer?

        A full stack developer, or full stack engineer is someone who works with both the front and back ends of a website, including the user-facing platform, the database, servers and systems engineering as a ‘web stack’. A Full Stack Developer is generally familiar with at least two programming languages and is involved across the full spectrum of a project including devising strategy as well as execution.

        What Kind of Technical Skills do Full Stack Developers Need?

        Full-stack Developers will work across the front end and back end and will have skills in both areas.

        They are typically well versed in HTML, CSS, JavaScript and at least one back end languages. They will tend to specialise in a programming language like Golang or Ruby and are generally highly skilled in project management and even visual or web design.

        Full Stack End Developers Specialisms

        C# Developer – Leveraging an open-source programming language, C# Developers enjoy the flexibility and versatility it offers

        C++ Developer – This general-purpose, object-oriented programming language is used by Developers and is a good example of a hybrid language as it can be coded in C style or object-oriented style

        Golang Developer – Golang, or Go is loosely based on the syntax of the C programming language but Developers enjoy that is reduces some of the perceived irrelevancy of C++

        Java Developer – Known as fast, secure and reliable, Java is used widely, particularly in large organisations, and Java Developers will generally work to integrate java into business applications, software and websites

        PhP Developer – In developing programs, applications and websites, PHP Developers use the open-source, general-purpose scripting language suited for web development and embedded into HTML

        Python Developer – As a general-purpose programming language, Python is simple and offers easy-to-learn syntax that promotes readability and reduces the cost of program maintenance. Python Developers may be involved in automations, AI, game or web development

        Ruby Developer – A backend software, Ruby Developers are involved in application development and enjoy the dynamic, reflective and object-oriented nature of the language

        Scala Developer – A general purpose programming language, Scala is a high-level language used to build high performance systems with large libraries. Scala Developers enjoy that Scala feels both dynamic and statically typed.

        Technical Skills for Full Stack Developers

        • Knowledge of at least one server-side programming language
        • Knowledge of DBMS technology
        • Basic UI/UX design ability
        • A good background in Linux
        • Knowledge of web services or API
        • Ability to write unit tests

        Soft Skills for Full Stack Developers

        • Problem solving
        • Project management
        • Strategic planning
        • Multitasking abilities
        • Creativity
        • Empathy and imagination

        Salary Expectations for Full Stack Developers

        Salaries can vary widely based on experience and industry, with financial services and some large tech giants paying competitively to attract the most in-demand staff. Salaries can range between £35,000 to £40,00 at entry level and rise to more than £100,000 based on industry and experience.

        • Lead Full Stack Developer

          • Salary Up to £80,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
          • Location London
          • Job typePermanent
          • SectorFullstack Developer Tech Leadership
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