A research by Belong over the last six months found that there is a rise in demand for backend developers across industries which consist of 1 lakh candidates in the talent pool. The report also highlights that the majority of this pool has between 2 and 5 years of work experience.
The backend developer is responsible for developing and evolving business applications using the latest software development infrastructure and methods. They also develop analytics of any arising solutions in the software where they also develop and maintain automated tests.
Commenting on the findings, Rishabh Kaul, Co-founder, Belong said “Backend development is tasked with providing technological infrastructure and server-side development that allows apps to scale to a particular user base as and when needed. For instance, with the Diwali sales around the corner, there will be a massive surge of users logging in online not only to make purchases but also save money by availing the huge discounts on offer. Similarly, during sporting events, demand on apps sporadically increases. To ensure that apps are scalable, and tech doesn’t crash, back end infrastructure and deployment is critical. This clearly shows the importance of backend developers in today’s hyper competitive business environment”.
The role of a backend developer is highly collaborative as they work with frontend developers, data scientists, system engineers, and other technical experts in developing and implementing solutions. They also work very closely with frontend developers in building and ensuring synchrony in the development of the sites and softwares.
A few takeaways from the study:
- Geo insights: Hyderabad and Pune have more Backend Developers in comparison to NCR
- Industry insights: A majority of the talent pool is employed by the ITES sector.
- Average job tenure: Backend developers rarely stay in a job for more than 2-3 years.
- Compensation: Backend developer in the product space with 0-2 years of experience earns 8- 12 lakhs per annum; 15+ years of experience earns 50+ lakhs per annum. Backend developer in the internet space with 0-2 years of experience earns 15-20 lakhs per annum and 15+ years of experience earns 65+ lakhs per annum.