Frameworks or Node.js after finishing the front end curriculum
So I’m coming to the end of the front end curriculum and I’m starting to look at what to learn next. My aim is to get a job as a web developer as quickly as possible, so employability is my main focus really.
I’m having a tough time deciding on whether to learn a framework next (Angular 2 or React), or to go straight to Node.js and the associated technologies like Express, Mongo, npm and so on. Should I really be learning a framework first or is it fine to jump straight into the back end? I guess my long term interest does seem to lie in back end, but at this point as I say, I’m primarily concerned with employability and getting my foot in the door in that first developer job. If it makes any difference because of the job market, I’m based in London, UK.
If a framework is recommended next - does anyone have any good advice or external articles posts on React vs Angular 2 in terms of learning for a newbie, employment opportunities and so on?