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1,374 Javascript Developer Jobs Found

Javascript developer jobs involve designing and installing applications and software using the Java computer programming language. You will be working on software development, including websites and applications. This will likely involve helping create front-end applications and working on website design and user experience. Duties will likely cover both the client side and server side.

The role has become more important as E-Commerce continues to grow. As such, web developer jobs can now be found in every industry, across both the public and private sectors. Most roles are fast-paced and dynamic, with you often expected to undertake a variety of development tasks. Keep reading to learn how to become a javascript developer, including required qualifications and skill sets.

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Web development roles, such as those using JavaScript, have become important for many sectors. As such, you will likely become a valued member of an IT team. The job involves working on all front-end related duties, such as improving webpages/applications and optimising user experience. Your duties will depend on the size of the team you are working in and the sector a business operates in. However, general tasks associated with the role of a javascript developer include:

  • Creating effective code that can be sustained
  • Improving and monitoring the performance of a website’s front end
  • Designing new applications and improving existing ones
  • Analysing requirements, risks and reliability and acting upon your findings
  • Working closely with others, such as back-end developers

Your javascript developer skills will be the most important thing to employers. However, the majority of employers will still require you to have a university degree in a related subject, such as computer science, engineering or computer programming.

However, employers will be very interested in your own programming skills and experience. Therefore, having a portfolio of work you have done will really help any application you make. The following skill sets are valued by javascript developer employers:

  • Working experience of JavaScript and JavaScript libraries
  • Understanding of browser rendering behaviour and performance
  • Working experience of front-end tools
  • Understanding and experience of HTML5 and other web mark-up languages

With developer skills in high demand by employers, the role can offer excellent career prospects. Beginning as a junior javascript developer, you will likely work on small, basic-level development tasks. As you gain experience, you can move into more senior positions, such as a mid-level developer. This takes an average of five years. Duties in these roles will likely involve working on bigger projects, or with important clients if working for an agency.

Once you gain around ten years of experience you may be able to move into even more senior positions. Such roles include lead developer, technical lead and head of development jobs. The average javascript developer salary begins around £28,000, rising to £35,000 once you have some experience. From here, salaries can rise significantly, with head of development positions offering wages around £60,000+.

Working as a developer offers many great benefits. Salaries are above the national average and can be high once you gain some years of experience. Your skills are likely to remain in high demand, helping to create many opportunities to developer professionally. Long-term job security is good, and an increasing number of positions are offering the option of remote working.

However, the role can also be very demanding. You will likely have a heavy workload and may be expected to work ‘out of office’ hours during emergencies and large projects. You will need to be a good team player and accept criticism and advice regarding your work from others. You will need to keep up to date with the latest developments and technologies, as well as provide expert advice to senior members of an organisation.