Top Skills for a Full-Stack Developer

After looking at top skills for Data Scientist, Product Manager, RPA Developer, I started exploring the key skills for a full stack developer. Full stack developer is kinda “all-rounder” — someone who can program a front-end such as a web-application, database such as SQL, MongoDB, or several others, and savvy with server software like PHP, ASP, Python or others.

The growth of JavaScript based frameworks, has seen a resurgence need for a JavaScript skills. People are looking for ReactJS, VueJS, and a few others. Surprisingly the databases don’t make the top 10 but do make the top 20. Additionally, it seems like most of the hiring requires API/Webservices experiences.

Top Tech Skills

  1. Javascript (Primarily driven by frameworks like ReactJS, VueJS, and several others)
  2. Java
  3. React
  4. Python
  5. AWS
  6. CSS
  7. SQL
  8. HTML
  9. Angular
  10. Docker

Top Job Specific Skills

  1. APIs
  2. Software Development
  3. Web Applications
  4. Agile Development
  5. CI/CD
  6. Microservices
  7. Software Engineering
  8. Machine Learning
  9. DevOps
  10. Web Services

Top Leadership Skills

  1. Collaboration
  2. Communication
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Mentoring
  5. Ownership
  6. Passionate
  7. Analytical
  8. Team Player
  9. Fast-Paced
  10. Decision Making

Potential Educational Requirements

Bachelors or Masters in Computer Science, Information Systems, Statistics or Electrical Engineering

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Originally published at on July 3, 2020.



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