In terms of salaried employment - I’d say no it doesn’t. If you’re self employed/run a business than other factors such as sales/marketing would impact your earnings.
But here is why I say ‘no’:
Software engineering is more complex (typically) than web development:
It’s understanding what:
- Excellent programming skills using modern languages, ideally one or more of: Java, Scala, Python, Clojure or C#, understanding cloud architecture and server balancing, back end infrastructure and more
I’ve missed out alot of data here clearly - but my underlying point is, is yes it’s a little like comparing high school chemistry to college level physics .
The physicist can do the chemists job - but not the other way around - but to the Liberal Arts student - both seem awfully complex.
I hope this helps
This statistic is a useful indication of the difference (at a high level) in complexity between Website Development and Software Engineering:
’74,652,825 sites out there are depending on good ol’ WordPress. That’s one site per person in Turkey. Around 50% of this figure (close to 37 million) is hosted on the free WordPress.com: Create a free website or blog. In the realm of self-hosted sites, WordPress accounts for 18.9% of all websites ’
And this is to EXCLUDE: Weebly, Wix, Strikingly and the plethora of other ‘drag and drop’ website builders.
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