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December 5, 2017 - Olena

Demand for AngularJS Developers and Their Salaries in Europe

Here’s we are going to talk about AngularJS development, the most popular JavaScript framework among all programmers. There are 3 major versions of Angular that are in the market. The first and the second are the most notable of the third. Angular 1, or most commonly known as AngularJS is a JavaScript framework that was designed with the goal to create dynamic web apps. The framework is purely JavaScript and was developed for frontend-based web application development. Angular 2, or commonly known as Angular, on the other hand, was a definite shift from the old version of framework to a new one. A deviation from its predecessor, Angular is a Typescript-based frontend application platform. An updated release of this technology, Angular 4 also is a Typescript-based frontend application and strives to improve upon Angular. Angular 5, is the latest released version, improving upon Angular 4.

angular 2 vs angular 1 developers

Because AngularJS is JavaScript-based, developers are experienced and well-versed JavaScript as well as integrating AngularJS into frontend development projects, while Angular 2 developers and Angular 4 developers are highly experienced in Typescript as well as server-side HTML rendering.

frontend developer Roman

Is There a Demand for AngularJS Developers?

According to the 2017 Developer Survey conducted StackOverflow, AngularJS is identified to be among the top 5 most commonly used and most loved frameworks and libraries in the world. It is also among the top frameworks and libraries that most developers want to use in developing their projects. However, there have been a number of concerns raised regarding AngularJS, mostly concerning its large size and slow processing time. With the release of the second version, and its shift from JavaScript to TypeScript, we see both of these concerns being addressed; development and processing time has improved as well as efficiency. However, Angular 2 being Typescript-based, became an adjustment to the developers transitioning from AngularJS to Angular 2.

But how popular is this framework or its succeeding versions? The graph below shows the trend in the popularity of three most used versions in the last 12 months, according to Google Trends.

demand for angularjs developersGoogle Trends data on Worldwide Google Search Trends for Angular

To be able to provide a better view on a the trend for these 3 languages over time, below is a graph showing their popularity from 2009 to present, according to Google Trends.

angularjs demand in marketGoogle Trends data on Worldwide Google Search Trends for Angular

As the graphs shows the popularity of Angular 2 since its release, has exceeded that of its predecessor, AngularJS, and Angular 4 is slowly building up to the hype of Angular 2. With this trend, it seems that Angular 4 and Angular developers will be in high demand in 2018. Despite the trend for the first version, there is still a high demand for AngularJS developers in the market. Because of their skills, AngularJS web developers are still sought after and the demand in the market is high due to the skills that AngularJS developers have.

frontend developer Valerii

As mentioned, Angular 5 is the most recent version of this framework. In Angular 5, it addresses and fixes bugs identified in the previous version and also removed deprecated and unnecessary properties from its predecessor, Angular 4. We interviewed developers that have had the chance to work with Angular 5, these are some of the features that they mentioned:

RomanRoman: Angular 5 is the newest version of Angular. In 5th version bugs were fixed which were found in the previous version. Besides it includes a bunch of new features: AOT set as compilation by default, an Event Tracking Activation of Individual Routes was added, new route life cycle events and much more new improvements were added.

Ruslan BRuslan: Angular 5 was improved and went further in terms of previous ideas. They improved productivity, maintainability, fixed some bugs and removed deprecated properties.

Angular 4 developer

Artem AArtem:

New features of Angular 5 :

  • Improved compilation
  • A new option was added to the decorator @Component, which reduces the size of your templates by removing unnecessary spaces
  • Improved decorators support
  • Type checking in templates
  • Improved performance working with forms
  • Improved RxJS
  • Updated cycle of life at Router
  • Improved Mobile Experience

Angular 5 developers are the ones who are well-versed in using it, as well as transitioning from previous Angular releases to Angular 5.

Angular 2 vs Angular 1

You may ask, with its popularity, what is AngularJS used for? And what about Angular 2? Various developers have been interviewed on their history with the most popular JS framework and its subsequent versions, and what they perceive as the strengths and weaknesses of the 3 versions. From the interviews, below are just some of the projects that they have used the first and the second versions for.

RomanRoman: My acquaintance with Angular started with version 1.3. The first project where I used this framework was the frontend development of ERP/CRM system for the UK electricity supplier company. My current project is SMM platform which allows users to manage various accounts in different social networks from one place. There we use AngularJS and Angular 4 as the engine for frontend part. To be precise, the frontend initially had been built on AngularJS (1.x) and now, we are finishing migration to Angular 4. In development process, we use a large number of its features such as: pipes, AOT compilation, directive, Reactive Forms, routing etc. It helps us to create awesome product and be focused on a business logic to make the great UI and provide an efficient user experience.

Ruslan BRuslan: I learned Angular in 2014, it was Angular 1.2. It was used for “Customer feedback” project, where visitors of a webpage got the questions and were offered to rate their webpage from one to ten. In current project we use Angular 4, with its help we build an application that accumulates the posts from different social networks and let clients to manage them productively.

Artem AArtem: I started learning AngularJS when I was working on calculator for insurance company. I use Angular in the current project. I use it to develop a styleguide, components and elements for a future application. This app will be developed for the media platform that deals with selling photos and videos.

AngularJS developer

Also, to better understand the advantages and disadvantages of using any of the 3 versions of Angular, from the interview of various developers who are using AngularJS and/or Angular, Below are some of the pros and cons that our developers have mentioned:

RomanRoman: The client asked development team to prepare a research with comparison of three JS frameworks: Backbone, Knockout.js and Angular. Eventually there was chosen the third as the more scalable and perspective JavaScript framework. AngularJS is richer ‘from the box’ but Angular 2 is faster, better structured and due to TypeScript under hood has strong typing what gives an opportunity to catch a lot of errors on a deployment stage. Angular 2 and higher versions have CLI which makes development process faster and more effective. The fourth version is logical continuation of the second version. In Angular 4 compilation time was reduced, “ng-template” tag was added, animation functionality was allocated as a separate package, FormsValidation and HttpRequest were improved, etc.

Ruslan BRuslan: The main disadvantage of Angular 1 is that it is big and performs badly. Second one is much better, faster, and easier, but is totally different from Angular 1. In Angular 2 you need to know the TypeScript (it’s a new language of Microsoft). It’s more object oriented, and uses strict type definition. The 4th version is very similar to 2nd one, again it’s smaller and faster, but provides breaking changes which push you to follow the changes all the time.

YevhenYevhen: It may take a lot of time to compare Angular 1 and 2 as they are too different. The 2nd version is more similar to programming language while Angular 1 is not. In the 1st version I had to write everything procedurally in one file what was not very good. While using Angular 2 I am able to separate everything by controllers, modules, etc. The main weak points of Angular 1 are that it was too slow and heavy. Its scopes were also not very clear and complicated, personally for me, although some developers use only them.

Angular 2 developer quote

Valerii MValerii:


  • DOM access: this is an Angular 1 weak point because sometimes it is very hard to achieve point where all children of some DOM Node are rendered and you can’t access them. Angular 4 has unidirectional rendering and a lot of component’s life cycle hooks that simplify access a lot. You can manage DOM tree without restrictions.
  • Performance: Angular 1 has good performance till you try to work with complex tables. In such cases, some guys use React lib within the Angular application. Angular 4 doesn’t have such problems because of changing change-detection engine.
  • One of the weak points of Angular 4, as for me, is hard-to-read error’s stacktraces and sometimes very strange errors. Server rendering approach should be improved because now it needs a lot of workarounds.

Still, you know, everything depends on the developers and their knowledge, skills, and experience because even such a great service like GoogleAnalytics was written with the help of Angular 1.

To provide an outline of the pros and cons that the interviewees have indicated for each version, below is a summary table.

Angular 1.x / Angular JSAngular 2 /AngularAngular 4
  • Purely Javascript
  • Purely Typescript
  • Improved development time
  • Increased process efficiency
  • Object-oriented coding and structure
  • Modularity; provides developers with the capability to create Modules, Controllers, and other Objects separately
  • Provides developers with the ability to catch and address errors during development
  • SEO friendly environment; HTML pages rendered on the server-side
  • Addresses and fixed bugs identified in Angular 2
  • Improvement to processing time and efficiency
  • View engine with less code
  • Router ParamMap
  • Animation
  • Templates
  • Change-detection engine
  • Large size
  • Slow processing
  • Low level of abstraction in coding
  • Not SEO friendly environment
  • Too different from AngularJS
  • Hard-to-read error stack traces

What to Look for in an AngularJS CV

All tools have advantages and disadvantages to them, but a tool in the hands of masterful developers will be a great tool. Because Angular 1 and 2 are two different versions of Angular, a comparison can be made between the skills of Angular 2 vs Angular 1 developers. Below are just some the things that you might look for in a good AngularJS developer resume:

AngularJS developer resume sample

Sample Angular 2 Developer Resume

Angular 2 developer resume sample

Sample Angular 4 Developer Resume

Angular 4 developer resume sample

How Much Do AngularJS Developers Make?

Given the aforementioned skills and experience, how much do Angular developers really make? The median salary of an AngularJS developer in Ukraine is $19,740. To compare, below are the average annual AngularJS developer salary in other countries.

angularjs web developer salary in different countries

From the number above, it is evident that there is a competitive AngularJS demand in the market. However, Ukraine offers the lowest AngularJS developer salary. Thus, it would be very wise to hire Ukrainian experts and save a huge amount of money. Aside from the annual salary, in hiring Angular.js programmers, experience and project scope should also be taken into consideration; Angular experts and professionals, would definitely cost above average.

Why Choose AngularJS Outsourcing Services

Having read through the advantages and disadvantages, and trends of Angular 1, 2 and 4, as well as the cost of hiring AngularJS developers, you may be interested to hire an AngularJS developer and there are a number of ways to do so. One of the most popular ways nowadays is hiring through outsourcing. Outsourcing development project have steadily become mainstream, being able to work with different people from across the globe and collaborate on projects big and small is just one of the advantages of this. And because outsourcing is so popular, quality work from quality professionals is the standard for searching and selecting developers to outsource your development projects to. Companies like Mobilunity provides both quality in work and quality in people.

find angularjs developer at mobilunity

From its diverse pool of skilled professionals, Mobilunity assures you that they we will be able to provide the professionals dedicated developers and professionals that will work with you to execute your development ideas. If you are interested in acquiring AngularJS outsourcing services for your development projects, or if you want to find AngularJS developers, or Angular 2 developers, Mobilunity can provide you with highly skilled and experience AngularJS and Angular 2 developers that can collaborate with you in improving your web development projects. Mobilunity provides AngularJS outsourcing services as well as highly recommended and well vetted Angular experts that will be more than happy to work with you.

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