Top 10 Developer Jobs in 2021

Top 10 Developer jobs in 2021

A developer is responsible for creating a product or a service for businesses. They will do this by using multiple programming languages they have learnt. For example, some of the most popular programming languages used are Java, C# and C++. The demand for developers is continuously rising as the tech world evolves and businesses become increasingly reliant on technology.

Depending on the role and the software they are working on, developers will have a unique set of skills and programming languages under their belt. Here, we will look at the top 10 developer jobs in 2021.

1.Mobile Developer

Mobile Developers will develop software for mobile phones, this includes building apps for iOS and Android and other app store platforms. The mobile app industry is booming with consistent and continuous use and reliability on mobile phones. If you are looking to get into mobile development, make sure to keep up to date with the quickly evolving technology. Mobile Developers will need to learn skills such as Java and C# for app development.

The average salary of a Mobile Developer in the UK is around £30,000.

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2.Software Developer

Software Developers are responsible for building and creating computer programmes and operating systems that we use in our day to day life. Getting into software development in the current climate can offer job security as they are highly in demand. Businesses will look to Software Developers to help them find issues and challenges that can be fixed with the use of new programmes.

The average salary of a Software Developer in the UK is around £38,200.

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3.Web Developer

Web developers are responsible for designing and creating a websites, and will ensure that they run smoothly. They will work with programming languages such as HTML, CSS and Javascript to create website and web applications. Web Developers will also be responsible for the maintenance of the site, making sure any technical errors that arise are resolved.

The average salary of a Web Developer in the UK is around £40,300. 

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4.Front-End Developer

A Front-End Developer will work on the visual side of a website, ensuring that the website looks good and is functioning when it comes to user interactions. A Front-End Developer will utilise the HTML, CSS and Javascript to ensure that the user interaction is smooth and without interruptions/problems. They will also be responsible for ensuring that a website will render properly across devices.

The average salary of a Front-End Developer in the UK is around £32,200.

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5.Back-End Developer

A Back-End Developer is a developer that will work ‘under the hood’ of a website and ensure that it's running smoothly. The back-end of a website has three components; the server, an application and a database. To ensure that these components are in sync and working together to make the website function the Back-End Developer will utilise languages such as PHP, Ruby, Python, Java and .Net.

The average salary of a Back-End Developer in the UK is around £52,000.

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6.Full-Stack Developer

A Full-Stack Developer is the hybrid of a Front-End and Back-End developers. They will be responsible for creating and maintaining the visible parts of a website, for example, what the user interacts with on the website as well as the back-end which is the infrastructure and the database of a website. You can expect a Full-Stack Developer to be familiar with programming languages such as Ruby, Python or PHP.

The average salary of a Full-Stack Developer in the UK is around £41,200.

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7.Data Scientist

Now more than ever, we are living in a data-driven world, and there is an unlimited amount of data available for companies to use. However, this abundance of data can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to make sense of it, this is where Data Scientists come in. Data Scientists look at data and extrapolate insights which make the data ‘make sense’ and are then used to make business decisions. A Data Scientist will collect, refine, expand, learn and maintain the data of a business.

The average salary of a Data Scientist in the UK is around £45,000.

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8.DevOps Developer

DevOps is the software development strategy and it involves a lot of development, testing and deployment of technologies. A DevOps Developer is someone who will have a full understanding of the software development life cycle. They will work with the developers and the IT staff of a business to bridge the gap and make sure that DevOps is implemented.

The average salary of a DevOps Developer in the UK is around £45,000.

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9.Data Analyst

A Data Analyst will collect, process and analyse large sets of company data, extracting insights that can be used to improve performance or solve issues. A Data Analyst will also be responsible for developing systems for retrieving data and creating reports based on that. Data Analysts will usually work closely with Web Developers to ensure optimum data collection.

The average salary of a Data Analyst in the UK is around £35,000.

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10.Machine Learning Engineer

A Machine Learning Engineer is a type of programmer, therefore, falls under the developer category. They work with AI to create programmes and algorithms that enable machines to take actions without specifically being instructed to. Machine Learning and AI are still fairly new technologies and getting into this type of role can be great for job security as the demand increases with the evolution of AI.

The average salary of a Machine Learning Engineer is around £50,200.

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