What Does An Angular Developer Do?


An Angular developer creates modern and dynamic web applications using the Angular framework as well as other related technologies such as TypeScript, Node.js or Webpack. These developers collaborate with designers and back-end developers to bring the user interface to life and ensure a seamless user experience. What does an Angular (JS) developer do?

What is Angular and what is it used for?

Angular is an open-source web development framework created by Google. It is used to develop single page web applications (SPAs) and dynamic web applications.

Role Overview - Angular JS Developer
Role Overview – Angular JS Developer

Angular is based on the TypeScript language and uses the MVC (Model-View-Controller) design pattern (like Laravel). It offers a set of tools to simplify development, such as routing, dependency injection, form management, animations, and unit tests.

Model–view–controller (MVC) is a software design pattern for implementing user interfaces on computers. It divides a given software application into three interconnected parts, to separate internal representations of information from the ways that information is presented to or accepted from the user.

– Model:  The model is the central component of the pattern. It expresses the application’s behavior in terms of the problem domain, independent of the user interface. It directly manages the data, logic and rules of the application.

– View: A view can be any output representation of information, such as a chart or a diagram. Multiple views of the same information are possible, such as a bar chart for management and a tabular view for accountants.

– Controller: The third part, the controller, accepts input and converts it to commands for the model or view.

With Angular, developers can build interactive and scalable web applications more efficiently and faster than they can with other technologies. In addition, Angular has a large developer community and extensive documentation, which makes it easy to learn and develop web applications with this framework.

What can be programmed with Angular?

Angular can be used to develop a wide range of applications. Some examples are as follows:

  • Business applications that require a sophisticated user interface and high interactivity
  • E-commerce and online ordering platforms
  • Productivity apps like calendars, to-do lists, or collaboration tools
  • Mobile applications with the Ionic framework, based on Angular, for both iOS and Android

Some examples of big brands that use Angular can also help us understand what can be programmed with this framework:

  • Google uses Angular for products like Google Cloud Platform and Google Analytics
  • PayPal uses Angular for its online payment platform
  • BMW uses Angular for its sales and inventory management platform
  • McDonald’s uses the framework for its online ordering and home delivery platform

In summary, Angular is a versatile tool that allows you to develop a wide range of web and mobile applications.

What is the difference between AngularJS and Angular?

Angular and AngularJS are two JavaScript frameworks created by Google for the development of web applications. AngularJS was the initial version (which is now discontinued) while Angular is the latest and improved version with better performance and scalability.

Here are some key differences between Angular and AngularJS:

  • Language: AngularJS is written in JavaScript, while Angular is written in TypeScript, a JavaScript suite that includes additional features.
  • Architecture: AngularJS is based on the Model-View-Controller (MVC) design pattern, while Angular uses the Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) pattern.
  • Rendering: Angular uses Server-Side Rendering (SSR), while AngularJS uses DOM-based rendering.
  • Performance: Angular fixes performance issues in large AngularJS applications

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Is Angular front-end or back-end?

Angular is programmed to be used for front-end development. Developers in this field typically have expertise in front-end development, and are responsible for designing the visual and interactive elements of a web application or website

These developers work with designers and back-end developers to bring UI to life and ensure a seamless user experience

Angular benefits in web development

  1. You don’t need to learn any new technology.
  2. JavaScript is the easiest language to learn.
  3. It works easily with JSON.
  4. And most importantly it follows MVC.

Responsibilities of an Angular Developer

An Angular developer, also referred to as an Angular UI developer or Angular JS developer, uses the Angular framework to develop web applications, including creating components, modules, services, and directives.

They are responsible for integrating RESTful web services and databases into the application using technologies such as HTTP, RxJS, and Angular HttpClient.

Responsibilities Of An Angular JS Developer
Responsibilities Of An Angular JS Developer

They also have to optimise the performance of the developed applications, identifying and correcting performance bottlenecks with techniques such as lazy loading and resource load optimisation.

Amongst their responsibilities is the development and execution of unit and integration tests.

In a nutshell, Angular developers are responsible for designing, developing, testing, maintaining and updating web applications using the Angular framework.

Angular Developer roles and responsibilities:

  • Design and develop web applications using Angular and TypeScript
  • Develop and maintain components, services, directives, and modules
  • Integrate RESTful web services and databases into the application
  • Work with other developers, designers, and UX/UI specialists to create a smooth and engaging user interface
  • Optimise application performance by identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks and using techniques such as lazy loading
  • Develop and run unit and integration tests to ensure that the application works correctly and is robust
  • Maintain and update the application as requirements change and bugs are identified
  • Research and adopt new technologies and methodologies that can improve the efficiency and quality of development
  • Collaborate with other team members in an agile development environment and work with tools like JIRA and Git
  • Participate in the development and improvement of the application architecture, including the creation of design patterns and the definition of the application structure

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What should an Angular developer know?

Working as an Angular programmer requires you to have a combination of technical knowledge and hands-on experience developing web applications.

An Angular programmer must have solid knowledge when it comes to HTML, CSS and JavaScript – which are the fundamental programming languages ​​of the web. They must also, of course, have advanced knowledge of Angular and TypeScript.

Skills Of An Angular JS Developer
Skills Of An Angular JS Developer

To better understand the advantages and disadvantages of Angular, it is important for these developers to know other frameworks such as React or Vue.js (JavaScript frameworks).

To develop web applications, the Angular programmer also needs to understand web design principles, user experience (UX) and interaction.

Requirements in job offers for Angular programmers:

  • Experience developing web applications using Angular and TypeScript
  • Experience developing Single Page Web Applications (SPAs)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Knowledge of related technologies, such as Node.js, Webpack, etc.
  • Experience developing responsive and adaptive web applications
  • Ability to integrate RESTful web services and databases
  • Experience using testing tools, such as Jasmine and Karma
  • Experience using agile development methodologies, such as Scrum and Kanban
  • Strong problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to work well in a team

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How to Become an Angular Developer

Angular developers generally have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. Many Angular developers also choose to complete Master’s degree programs in computer science.

Although academic training is important, hands-on experience and the ability to learn independently are crucial to success as an Angular developer. Therefore, many companies look for candidates who are able to prove their experience.

Angular developers can also gain knowledge and experience through online courses, tutorials, documentation, and open-source projects.

Some of the most interesting courses and certifications are as follows:

It is also common for Angular developers to attend conferences and network in the web development community to keep up with new technologies and developments.

Angular UI Developer salary

An Angular developer earns approximately $91,000 per year on average (in the US). On the lower end, developers can earn around $70,000 whereas on the higher end, they can earn around $118,000 per year.

In Germany, Angular programming salaries range from €38,000 to €59,000 per year.

Although higher salaries can be expected in countries like Germany, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, in other European countries like Spain, you will find salaries that are below average. 

Angular programmers in Spain have an average salary of around €24,000 to €39,000 per year

How much do Angular JS developers make?

US$70,000 – $118,000
Germany€38,000 – €59,000
UK£41,000 – £72,000
Spain€24,000 – €39,000

How much do freelance Angular JS developers earn?

Angular JS Developers on freelancermap charge on average:


Rates in the 3D Printing Industry range between $40 and $96/hour for most freelancers.

The daily rate for Angular JS Developers (8 working hours) would be around:

Stand 27/01/2023

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