How to become a Back End Developer
To become a back end developer, you must have a bachelor's degree in computer science, programming or related field. Experience working with all aspects of the back end of web applications is essential. Job seekers should be proficient in web server frameworks, security protocols, database technology and one or more coding languages.
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Typical qualifications for a Back End Developer
Skills employers are looking for
A programming language used mainly for web development.
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Back End Developer jobs in United States
Career progression for Back End Developer
Education levels for Back End Developers
|required level of education||percent of job openings|
|High school diploma or GED||21.4%|
Expected salary by experience
|Years of experience||Annual salary in USD|
|0 - 4||$63,100|
|4 - 8||$70,100|
|8 - 12||$69,700|
|12 - 16||$76,400|
Common questions about career advices for a Back End Developer
What are the soft skills needed to be successful as a back end developer?
Successful back end developers need to be organized and detail-oriented. They should be creative, good problem-solvers and able to remain calm and focused in stressful situations. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential as well.
How can I advance my career as a back end developer?
In order to advance as a back end developer, it is important to stay abreast of new and emerging technologies in web application development. Back end developers should become proficient in one or more programming languages and increase their working knowledge of front end development. It is also important to develop good communication and leadership skills.
What is the job outlook for back end developers?
The need for back end developers will continue to increase in the coming years. With more and more companies doing business online, back end developers will be in high demand to build and maintain web applications.