We surveyed 1,451 full stack developers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical full stack developer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a full stack developer?

Low

High

Working as a full stack developer typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that full stack developers are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become a full stack developer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a full stack developer typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a full stack developer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a full stack developer.

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Do full stack developers work full-time or part-time?

88% of full stack developers work in full-time roles while 12% work part-time.

Is being a full stack developer stressful?

Low

High

Full stack developers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a full stack developer?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a full stack developer.

How competitive is the workplace for full stack developers?

Low

High

Full stack developers see mild competition in their workplace.

Does being a full stack developer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Full stack developers will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are full stack developers allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Full stack developers are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do full stack developers have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally full stack developers will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a full stack developer physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a full stack developers is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are full stack developers exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Full stack developers tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a full stack developer require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for full stack developers.

Does being a good full stack developer require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a full stack developer.