Working as an Angular Developer is based on developing web applications in the Angular framework. It is an open-source, front-end framework written in TypeScript, which is supported and developed by Google. It is used to create SPAs (Single Page Applications). It is one of the simplest and most widely used frameworks and, as such, knowledge of it is increasingly required, especially amongst juniors wishing to work in front-end development. Angular’s biggest advantages include the immediacy of the framework’s configuration, its simple syntax, and TypeScript, which allows developers to use almost error-free code.
Angular consists of a certain set of tools, which makes it simply unnecessary to design all functions from scratch. As a result, developers save time on a given project, and developers can reduce the cost of implementation. This is the biggest advantage, which translates into the fact that not only web, but also mobile application developers are willing to use this framework. Market giants such as Google, Microsoft, Apple, McDonald’s, and others, have also taken advantage of the possibilities offered by Angular: Google, Microsoft, Apple, McDonald’s, and Netflix.
In addition to all the skills already possessed by the junior, the mid should be comfortable with the RxJS library, and be able to create XHR objects, which are essential elements for interacting with servers. A specialist at this level, is well versed in the web infrastructure elements used to present content to users, as well as creating unit tests and Angular CLI scripts.
The tasks of the senior developer include creating functions in TypeScript, preparing applications to work in REST architectural style, and designing APIs. His/her work uses programming principles, such as KISS, DRY, and SOLID.
The scope of work of the respective positions outlined above is, of course, general, and not necessarily reflected in every company, since, as we well know – the individual responsibilities of programmers at the respective levels, are determined by employers or managers. However, it is worth mentioning the soft skills that are also welcome in Angular developers. These include the ability to work in a team, communication skills, a desire for personal development, and a willingness to solve problems, encountered independently.
Job offers for the position of Angular Developer or Front-end Developer with knowledge of Angular are really numerous. The most common requirements, apart from the obvious knowledge of the framework itself, are an excellent knowledge of English (at least B2 level, although C1 is most common), and an orientation towards front-end technologies.
The most common benefits declared in job adverts with this framework, include a high salary, on-line recruitment, remote or hybrid working, and a fixed contract length. In addition, some offers entail business travel, re-training budgets, paid holidays on a B2B contract, and the opportunity to start, immediately.
Average salaries for Angular Developers on contract, depending on the position are: PLN 6,000 – 10,000 for a junior; PLN 12,000 – 17,000 for a mid; and PLN 14,000 – 20,000 for a senior. For a B2B contract, the rate will be between PLN 120 and PLN 160 per hour.
The numerous job offers for Angular Developers confirm the great need for these specialists on the IT market. The IT industry is constantly evolving, as is Angular itself, which is not only being used to develop web applications, as it has been until now, but also, increasingly, for mobile applications. However, it is important to bear in mind that the most in-demand specialists on the market are mids and seniors, as it is their experience from projects, that is key.