The current JavaScript job market in Malta is fast-growing and continues to attract talent from all over Europe. There are many globally successful iGaming and Fintech organisations operating in Malta. These companies are creating new opportunities for JavaScript Developers at various levels of management and the majority of them have moved from the traditional Vanilla JS to modern JS frameworks like Angular, Vue and React JS.

The Maltese JavaScript job market tends to place a high emphasis on professional experience with JS frameworks like Angular, Vue or React JS alongside knowledge of TypeScript, Gatsby JS, GraphQL, CSS pre-processors like Less / Sass on Middle / Senior Front End developers. Junior developers on the other hand are expected to have a core understanding of Vanilla JS and interests in learning modern technologies. A University Degree in Computer Science is highly valued and recognised.

We frequently see many organisations seeking Full Stack Developers with the skillset of Node JS and its Next JS library together with React JS or Vue JS. The average basic salary for Senior Front End Developers has increased slightly in the last year reaching up to €60k gross per year whereas salaries for Middle and Junior Developers remain the same. Throughout various ranges of companies across many different sectors, Fintech, Telecom, Information Technology and iGaming have the largest demand for hiring JavaScript Developers.

The standard benefits package being offered to Front End developers is health insurance, wellness allowance, yearly performance review and career progression opportunities. As a result of Covid-19, companies are moving from a traditional work approach into remote or hybrid working arrangements. We also see a tendency of onboarding candidates remotely, hence simplifying the hiring process and allowing many organizations to offer and hire professional developers more quickly.

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