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JavaScript Salary Review 2021

What do JavaScript Developers earn around the world?  How popular is the language and libraries that use JS? Which skills increase pay the most? All these questions answered in under a minute.


In Q3 2020, according to Developer Economics, the number of software developers using JavaScript was 12.4 million. This means that 53% of all developers in the world were using JS at some point.

According to the 2016 Stack Overflow Developer Survey, “JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language on earth. Even Back-end developers are more likely to use it than any other language.” Meanwhile, the most recent data provided by SlashData showed that there were 10.7 million JavaScript software developers in the world in 2018.

Are JavaScript developers in demand?

If you’re considering a career as a JavaScript developer, you’ll be pleased to hear that JavaScript is one of the most sought-after skills in the programming industry today.

In their 2020 Global Technical Hiring & Skills Report, recruiting platform Devskiller unveiled some interesting insights into current developer hiring trends. Based on their analysis of over 200,000 coding tests in 143 countries, they found that 72% of companies are looking to hire JavaScript developers.

A report by HackerRank found that the global demand for JavaScript outweighs the expertise available on the market. According to the report, 48% of employers worldwide say they need JavaScript skills, yet only 42% of student developers say they are proficient in the language.

In summary, if you plan on becoming a JavaScript expert you can expect to be highly employable.

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