In-Demand Tech Job 2019: Full Stack Developer

We’ve compiled information on the in-demand tech jobs and the skills needed for 2019 and beyond through online research and what our clients are seeking in terms of a consultant, or new hire, and featuring these lucrative roles here on our blog throughout the year. 2020 will be here before we know it. It will be interesting to see what sought after jobs and skills will be carried over and what new ones will make the list. If you’re seeking talent or a new opportunity yourself, get in touch. Let’s make 2019 a great year for tech and IT careers together. In 2019, the Full Stack Developer role will be in high demand.

Highly Hirable in 2019: Full Stack Developer

Take a look on Indeed, Dice, or any major job search site and you’ll see thousands of openings for these professionals. And what’s more, not

Full stack developer roles are in-demand and the need for talent is predicted to grow beyond 2019.

Full-stack developers are in-demand and the need for talent is predicted to grow beyond 2019.

all available openings make it onto popular job search engines–meaning, there’s plenty of opportunity for savvy devs who look for openings beyond big search sites (hint: recruiters–like neteffects, directly with companies of interest, StackOverflow, Reddit, etc.)

Sought-After Full Stack Developer Skills*

A full stack developer should have experience with the following for the front-end: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery and Bootstrap in addition to at least one of the following advanced front-end frameworks: React, Angular, Vue, or Flow, plus a data and state management tool: Redux, RxJS, NgRx, and finally, a front-end bundling tool like Webpack or Gulp.

For back-end server side languages at least one of the following: Java, Python, Rust, plus a framework: Spring, Hibernate, or another (for Java), Flask, Django, or another (for Python), and Rocket, Actix (for Rust)

When it comes to databases it’s desirous & beneficial to know a couple: MySQL, NoSQL, MongoDB, PostgresSQL, Cassandra, Redis, etc.

Full-stack devs should also have a good foundation or understanding of in security best practices. For more information on security for full-stack developers, check out these checklists by LogRocket.

Other skills (integrations, code management, & deployment):

Collaboration­–­Git (a must), bug/issue tracker tools (JIRA, Backlog), and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tools (Jenkins, Bamboo)

 Deployment & setting up cloud servers for hosting–AWS, Microsoft Azure, GoogleCloud, etc

 Server management–Docker, Kubernetes, Node.js, New Relic, etc. & related tools like Jenkins

 Ability to integrate with 3rd party services

*Note: skills sought/needed will vary based on individual employer needs


Lots of companies are moving away from the siloed front and back-end development teams–requiring developers who can work on all levels of the application stack. Developers who can scratch this itch, will be more sought after. With that said, if you’re solely front or back-end as a developer, now’s the time to learn more and increase the value you can offer to potential employers, as this position is sure to continue to see upward growth & demand in the coming years. 


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