Top Web Development Frameworks In 2018

Web development has grown rapidly in the past few years and it will continue to grow for the next several years. Today, there are more applications moving to the Web and the cloud than ever before.

In this article, I will list some of the most popular and in-demand Web development frameworks as of December 2017. As you can see from this list, PHP leads web development followed by ASP.NET, J2EE, and Ruby on Rails.

HTML 5 combined with JavaScript and CSS may not be the out-of-the-box framework to build complete web applications but it is used to build front-end web applications more than anything else. Today, most of the web development frameworks require you to have a good understanding of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.


Angular (originally developed and referred as AngularJS) is an open-source front-end development framework for mobile and desktop that is based on JavaScript and MVC.

Angular is a JavaScript framework and requires you to have an understanding of JavaScript and MVC. The key characteristics of Angular include platform agnostic, developed for speed and performance, and incredible tooling.

Today, Angular has become one of the most popular Web development frameworks for building large scale web applications. Currently, there are 17,027 Angular jobs available on The average salary for an Angular Web Developer and an Angular Senior Software Engineer is $78k and $114k respectively.


React, originally developed and maintained by Facebook in 2013, is an open-source, declarative, component-based, and learn once, write anywhere JavaScript library for building large data-driven web applications. Besides being open source and lightweight, React features speed, simplicity, and scalability.

Today, React has become one of the most -in-demand Web development frameworks. Currently, there are 43,436 React jobs available on The average salary for a React Developer and a Full Stack Developer is $85k and $110k per year respectively.


Node, also known as Node.js, is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time that runs JS on the server side and produces dynamic web pages that can be rendered by a browser. Today, NodeJS has become one of the most popular JS based frameworks being used to build large scalable websites.

Currently, there are more than 10,000 Node jobs available on The average salary for a Node Web Developer and a Node Backend Developer is $77k and $117k per year respectively.

Updated on: 27-July-2018