Web Developers
SOC: 15-1134.00

Description:

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
148,500 employed

Projected (2024):
188,000 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • .NET Web Developer
  • Computer Graphic Artist
  • Computer Graphic Designer
  • Computer Programmer
  • Front End Developer
  • Front End Web Developer
  • Interface Designer
  • Internet Application Developer
  • Internet Architect
  • Internet Developer
  • Internet Site Designer
  • Internet Specialist
  • Intranet Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • PHP Web Developer
  • PHP Website Developer
  • Usability Specialist
  • User Experience Designer (UX Designer)
  • User Interface Designer
  • User Interface Developer (UI Developer)
  • Web Applications Developer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Content Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Engineer
  • Web Page Developer
  • Web Producer
  • Web Programmer
  • Web Site Designer
  • Web Site Developer
  • Web Site Specialist
  • Web Software Engineer
  • Web Specialist
  • Webmaster


  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

    Education:

    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
  • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
  • Renew domain name registrations.
  • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.
  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.
  • Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
  • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
  • Develop and document style guidelines for Web site content.
  • Develop Web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.
  • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
  • Identify or maintain links to and from other Web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.
  • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
  • Create searchable indices for Web page content.
  • Register Web sites with search engines to increase Web site traffic.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Create web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Application servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Web servers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flex
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • AJAX
  • Amazon DynamoDB
  • Amazon Kinesis
  • Android
  • Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Maven
  • Apache Pig
  • Apache Solr
  • Apache Struts
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Apple Cocoa
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Blackboard software
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • Cascading Style Sheets CSS
  • Common business oriented language COBOL
  • Common gateway interface CGI
  • Customer information control system CICS
  • Delphi software
  • Drupal
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Eclipse software
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Ext JS
  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Extensible stylesheet language transformations XSLT
  • Extensible stylesheet language XSL
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX
  • Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
  • Hibernate ORM
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM Domino
  • IBM Informix
  • IBM Power Systems software
  • IBM Rational Rose
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Integrated development environment IDE software
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • JUnit
  • KornShell
  • LAMP Stack
  • Linux
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP
  • Microsoft ActiveX
  • Microsoft ASP.NET
  • Microsoft Commerce Server
  • Microsoft Dynamics software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
  • Microsoft Visual Basic.NET
  • Microsoft Visual C# .NET
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev
  • Microsoft Visual SourceSafe
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL software
  • Nagios
  • Node.js
  • NoSQL software
  • Objective C
  • Oracle Eloqua software
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition J2EE
  • Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
  • Oracle JDBC
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Perforce Helix software
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PostgreSQL software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Puppet
  • Python
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat WildFly
  • Relational database management software
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SAP Business Objects software
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • Sitecore CMS
  • Spark
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • Spring Framework
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Subversion
  • Sybase software
  • Tableau software
  • Transact-SQL
  • Unified modeling language UML
  • UNIX
  • Wireshark
  • Zend Framework


  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170