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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.
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.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|SR Director Front End Application Development||Saks Direct LLC||New York, NY||Sep 30, 2015||$188,800|
|Senior Director Front End Application Development||Saks Direct LLC DBA HBC Digital||New York, NY||Mar 28, 2016||$185,000|
|SR Director Front End Application Development||Saks Direct LLC||New York, NY||Sep 30, 2015||$185,000|
|SR, Front End Developer||Populus Group LLC||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2016||$177,395|
|SR. Front End Developer||Skyhigh Networks, Inc.||Campbell, CA||Apr 01, 2016||$164,382 -
|SR. Front End Web Developer||SK Planet, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Apr 15, 2014||$162,000|
|Senior Front-End Web Developer||Lab49, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 01, 2014||$155,000|
|Senior Front End Developer & Architect||Valtech Solutions Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 12, 2014||$150,000 -
|Senior Front End Developer & Architect||Valtech Solutions Inc.||New York, NY||Dec 09, 2014||$150,000 -
|SR. Front End Developer||Starpoint Solutions||New York, NY||Mar 15, 2014||$146,090|
|Senior Front End and User Interface Developer||Doyen Force Inc.||San Diego, CA||Apr 05, 2016||$141,440|
|Senior Front End Web Developer||Bloomberg, LP||New York, NY||Jan 05, 2015||$140,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||XERO Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 26, 2013||$140,000 -
|SR Front End Developer||Apple Inc.||Cupertino, CA||Jul 31, 2014||$140,000 -
|SR. Front-End Developer||Logitech Inc.||Newark, CA||Sep 21, 2015||$120,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||The Nielsen Company (Us), LLC||Waltham, MA||Jul 12, 2015||$120,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||Everyday Health Media, LLC||New York, NY||Oct 14, 2015||$120,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||Fitch Ratings||Chicago, IL||Jan 26, 2015||$120,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||Fitch Solutions||Chicago, IL||Jan 01, 2016||$120,000|
|Senior Front End Web Developer||Limited Brands Direct Marketing, Inc.||New York, NY||Jan 08, 2015||$119,850|
|Senior Front-End Applications Developer||Autodesk, Inc.||San Francisco, CA||Sep 07, 2015||$118,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||Freedom Financial Network, LLC||San Mateo, CA||Jul 13, 2016||$117,603|
|Senior Front End Developer||Homesite Group, Inc.||Boston, MA||Sep 03, 2013||$105,000|
|Senior Front End Developer||Kaplan, Inc.||Day, NY||Sep 11, 2015||$105,000|
|SR. Front End Developer||Dallas Creation Center, Inc.||Dallas, TX||Dec 22, 2016||$102,000 -
|Senior Manager Front End Development||Zinier Inc.||Palo Alto, CA||Jun 09, 2016||$100,000|
|SR. Front End Developer||Compass Bank||Dallas, TX||Nov 07, 2016||$99,000 -
|Senior Front End Developer||The Mathworks, Inc.||Natick, MA||Jan 27, 2015||$97,000|
|Senior Front End Web Developer||L Brands Direct Marketing, Inc.||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2015||$96,637 -
|Senior Front End Developer||Freedom Financial Network LLC||San Mateo, CA||Sep 22, 2014||$95,000 -
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