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Working As An Interactive Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Processing Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $82,829

    Average Salary

What Does An Interactive Developer Do

Web developers design and create websites. They are responsible for the look of the site. They are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects, such as its performance and capacity, which are measures of a website’s speed and how much traffic the site can handle. In addition, web developers may create content for the site.

Duties

Web developers typically do the following:

  • Meet with clients or management to discuss the needs and design of a website
  • Create and test applications for a website
  • Write code for websites, using programming languages such as HTML or XML
  • Work with other team members to determine what information the site will contain
  • Work with graphics and other designers to determine the website’s layout
  • Integrate graphics, audio, and video into the website
  • Monitor website traffic

When creating a website, developers have to make their client’s vision a reality. They build particular types of websites, such as ecommerce, news, or gaming sites, to fit clients’ needs. Different types of websites may require different applications to work right. For example, a gaming site should be able to handle advanced graphics, whereas an ecommerce site needs a payment-processing application. The developer decides which applications and designs will best fit the site.

Some developers handle all aspects of a website’s construction, and others specialize in a certain aspect of it. The following are examples of types of specialized web developers:

Back-end web developers are responsible for the overall technical construction of the website. They create the basic framework of the site and ensure that it works as expected. Back-end web developers also establish procedures for allowing others to add new pages to the website and meet with management to discuss major changes to the site.

Front-end web developers are responsible for how a website looks. They create the site’s layout and integrate graphics, applications (such as a retail checkout tool), and other content. They also write web-design programs in a variety of computer languages, such as HTML or JavaScript.

Webmasters maintain websites and keep them updated. They ensure that websites operate correctly, and they test for errors such as broken links. Many webmasters respond to user comments as well.

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How To Become An Interactive Developer

The typical education needed to become a web developer is an associate’s degree in web design or a related field. Web developers need knowledge of both programming and graphic design.

Education

Educational requirements for web developers vary with the setting they work in and the type of work they do. Requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. An associate’s degree in web design or related field is the most common requirement.

However, for more technical developer positions, such as back-end web developers, some employers prefer workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, programming, or a related field.

Web developers need to have a thorough understanding of HTML programming. The most recent version, HTML5, contains new features that web developers need to understand. Many employers also want developers to understand other programming languages, such as JavaScript or SQL, as well as have some knowledge of multimedia publishing tools, such as Flash. Throughout their career, web developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Some employers prefer web developers who have both a computer degree and coursework in graphic design, especially if the developer will be heavily involved in the website’s visual appearance.

Advancement

Web developers who have a bachelor’s degree can advance to become project managers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Concentration. Web developers must sit at a computer and write detailed code for long periods.

Creativity. Web developers often are involved in designing the appearance of a website and must make sure that it looks innovative and up to date.

Customer-service skills. Webmasters have to respond politely and correctly to user questions and requests.

Detail oriented. When web developers write in HTML, a minor error could cause an entire webpage to stop working.

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Average Length of Employment
Java Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
PHP Developer 2.1 years
Web Developer 2.0 years
Java Web Developer 1.7 years
PHP Web Developer 1.6 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 4.1%
Top Employers After
Developer 9.1%
Engineer 2.1%
Consultant 1.7%

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Interactive Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

61.2%

Female

33.8%

Unknown

5.0%
Ethnicity

White

41.4%

Asian

34.7%

Hispanic or Latino

9.7%

Black or African American

8.5%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.0%

French

15.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Japanese

10.0%

Arabic

10.0%

Portuguese

5.0%

German

5.0%

Hebrew

5.0%

Mandarin

5.0%

Italian

5.0%
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Interactive Developer Education

Schools

University of Central Missouri

8.6%

Northwestern Polytechnic University

7.8%

Texas A&M University

7.0%

Texas Tech University

5.7%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

5.7%

Silicon Valley University

5.7%

Rochester Institute of Technology

5.3%

New York University

4.9%

Stevens Institute of Technology

4.9%

Bryn Mawr College

4.9%

San Jose State University

4.5%

Kent State University

4.1%

University of Texas at Austin

4.1%

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

4.1%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

4.1%

University of Phoenix

4.1%

University of Georgia

4.1%

University of Houston

3.7%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.3%

Northern Illinois University

3.3%
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Majors

Computer Science

39.7%

Electrical Engineering

10.0%

Computer Engineering

9.3%

Information Technology

8.6%

Engineering

8.4%

Computer Applications

4.0%

Computer Information Systems

3.1%

Graphic Design

2.9%

Business

2.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.1%

Fine Arts

1.8%

Information Systems

1.6%

Communication

1.1%

Management Information Systems

0.9%

Computer Networking

0.8%

Science, Technology, And Society

0.7%

Design And Visual Communication

0.7%

Education

0.7%

Marketing

0.7%

Photography

0.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

61.4%

Masters

27.7%

Other

6.8%

Associate

2.3%

Certificate

1.3%

Diploma

0.3%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Real Interactive Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
.NET UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
Java UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
Mobile Ui/Ux Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
SR. Ui/Ux Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
Java/Ui Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 16, 2018 $96,000
UI/Angular Developer International Cloud Business Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 19, 2018 $93,000
SR. Ui/Ux Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $84,000
SR. UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,000
Java UI Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $70,000
Java UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $70,000
UI Developer Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $66,000
UI Developer GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $66,000

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Top Skills for An Interactive Developer

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  1. Web
  2. User Interface
  3. Html5
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  • Designed dynamic client-side JavaScript codes to build web forms and simulate process for web application, page navigation and form validation.
  • Implemented and designed user interface for web based customer application.
  • Developed cross-browser/platform HTML5, CSS, and JavaScript to match design specs for complex page layouts while adhering to code standards.
  • Developed non-functional HTML, CSS pages from the mock ups and involved in UI review with UI architect and Business Units.
  • Developed Date Time Picker using Object Oriented JavaScript extensively.

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Top 10 Best States for Interactive Developers

  1. Texas
  2. North Carolina
  3. Virginia
  4. District of Columbia
  5. Colorado
  6. Washington
  7. Missouri
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. New Jersey
  10. Georgia
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