Why Coding?

Developers are in high demand!

According to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook growth for web developers is more than double the national average for all job growth through 2026! This fury of demand being driven by the explosion of mobile device usage and the continuing shift to ecommerce business models is not even close to being met, and researchers project a continued web developer shortage nationwide well into the 2020s! The graphic below from the Department of Labor shows the sharply increasing need for developers:

Graph showing the growing need for developers from the department of labor Graph showing the growing need for developers from the department of labor

This growing need for developers is why desperate employers in metropolitan cities around the nation are paying top dollar to web developers who can demonstrate the skills they need to get the job done – whether that’s building a website for a start-up company or coding the next big mobile app for tech giants like Microsoft, Google, or Apple.

4-year Computer Science majors aren’t graduating fast enough to meet the increased demand of quality web developers, especially in California tech hubs such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Orange County. This has translated into appreciatively higher web developer salaries, hiring bonuses, and fringe benefits for those capable developers who actually are available to fill the new and existing developer jobs in California.

Part of the reason for the dramatic increase in demand of the past five years is the continuous and exponential growth of global web and mobile consumer markets. More than ever before, Fortune 500 companies and micro businesses alike rely heavily on their web and mobile selling platforms to market and deliver their new products and services.

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Starting and advanced salary potential

Not too long ago, university graduates would enter the web developer candidate pool as inexperienced “junior web developers” and would typically be paid between $40,000-50,000/year starting salaries. With the advent of accelerated learning web developer bootcamps, graduates are now entering the workforce with practical working knowledge and experience, earning $50,000-70,000 starting salaries. And, they are doing it in one-tenth the time and with one-tenth the cost it previously took to become an entry-level web developer.

Average starting salary range for entry-level web developers

Developer entry-level starting salary range, $50,000 - $70,000 Developer entry-level starting salary range, $50,000 - $70,000

Expected web developers’ salary range after 1 to 2 years of experience

Expected developer salary range after  1 - 2 years of experience, $83,000 - $112,000 Expected developer salary range after  1 - 2 years of experience, $83,000 - $112,000

Factors affecting current starting salaries for entry-level web developers

  • Size, growth, market, and location of the hiring company
  • Expertise in technologies specifically desired by the company
  • Years of experience in web development and software engineering
  • Depth of knowledge in web development around specific technologies

Web development is one of the most rewarding career choices out there

Web developers enjoy independence

Today, the investment needed to find out whether a start-up will actually succeed financially isn't tens of millions of dollars as it was in the past, it’s tens of thousands of dollars. With a few laptops, some business software, and a few motivated web developers, an unprecedented number of people all over the world are becoming entrepreneurs for the first time and utilizing the web to sell their new products and services. Computers and business software are a dime-a-dozen, but web developers are not. This gives developers the power of choice for the direction of their career, something missing from many professions.

A lifetime of opportunities

Web developers are problem solvers, and problem solvers will always be in high demand in the tech industry, an industry where commonplace salaries in tech hubs such as Los Angeles and Orange County top $100,000 per year. And, did you know that over a quarter of web developers nationwide are self-employed? Perhaps you already have a great idea in the back of your mind as to the next big “thing”. Well, the sky is the limit as to what you can build as a web developer. Interested? Take a look at our intense and rewarding web development bootcamp, and start your new career in as few as 90 days!

In our experience, the best perks about being a web developer include…

  • Creative opportunities - The chance to create websites with intuitive design, functionality, and UX!
  • Flexibility - A field with jobs where you can work from home and make your own hours!
  • Accomplishment - The feeling you experience as your applications are seen, used, and enjoyed by potentially thousands or even millions of people!
  • The pay – At $50,000-70,000/year starting and over $100,000 for experienced developers, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better paying job short of working for yourself!
  • Great security – With the demand for more and more websites and applications continually increasing, a web development career will continue to be in demand for many years to come!