We surveyed 2,009 front-end developers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical front-end developer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a front-end developer?
Working as a front-end developer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a front-end developer?
A career as a front-end developer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a front-end developer?
It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a front-end developer.
Do front-end developers work full-time or part-time?
77% of front-end developers work in full-time roles while 23% work part-time.
Is being a front-end developer stressful?
Front-End developers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a front-end developer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a front-end developer.
How competitive is the workplace for front-end developers?
Front-End developers see mild competition in their workplace.
Does being a front-end developer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for front-end developers.
Are front-end developers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Front-End developers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.
Do front-end developers have control over the direction of their work?
While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally front-end developers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.
Is being a front-end developer physically demanding?
Work as a front-end developers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.
Are front-end developers exposed to a wide variety of work?
Front-End developers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.
Does being a front-end developer require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for front-end developers.
Does being a good front-end developer require compassion and empathy?
The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a front-end developer.