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Working As A Senior Web Application Developer

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

  • Repetitive

  • $88,229

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Web Application 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 A Senior Web Application 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
Senior Programmer 3.4 years
Software Architect 3.2 years
Software Engineer 3.2 years
Lead Programmer 3.1 years
NET Developer 3.0 years
Media Developer 2.7 years
Web Site Developer 2.7 years
Software Developer 2.7 years
Web Manager 2.6 years
Application Lead 2.6 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Lead Architect 2.5 years
Web Architect 2.4 years
Solution Developer 2.4 years
Lead Web Developer 2.4 years
Java Developer 2.3 years
Contract Developer 2.3 years
Lead Web Designer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Web Developer 2.1 years
PHP Developer 2.1 years
Java Architect 2.0 years
Web Programmer 2.0 years
J2ee Developer 1.8 years
Java Web Developer 1.8 years
PHP Web Developer 1.7 years
Web Page Developer 1.6 years
Junior Developer 1.4 years
PHP Programmer 1.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 4.3%
Programmer 3.9%
Developer 1.8%
Top Employers After
Owner 2.8%
Developer 2.8%

Senior Web Application Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

77.9%

Female

19.5%

Unknown

2.7%
Ethnicity

White

68.9%

Asian

19.9%

Hispanic or Latino

7.5%

Unknown

3.0%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

German

20.0%

Japanese

20.0%

Hebrew

20.0%
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Senior Web Application Developer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.5%

San Jose State University

8.6%

University of Washington

6.9%

University of Maryland - University College

5.2%

Western Governors University

5.2%

Boston University

5.2%

University of North Texas

5.2%

Oklahoma State University

5.2%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.2%

Riverside City College

3.4%

Des Moines Area Community College

3.4%

Clark College

3.4%

Arizona State University

3.4%

Champlain College

3.4%

University of Central Florida

3.4%

San Diego State University

3.4%

University of Colorado at Boulder

3.4%

California State University - Fullerton

3.4%

Harvard University

3.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

3.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

36.4%

Business

10.4%

Computer Engineering

8.2%

Computer Information Systems

6.9%

Electrical Engineering

6.5%

Information Technology

6.5%

Management Information Systems

3.5%

Computer Applications

3.0%

Mathematics

2.2%

Communication

2.2%

Management

1.7%

Writing

1.7%

Information Systems

1.7%

Civil Engineering

1.7%

Engineering

1.7%

Project Management

1.3%

Marketing

1.3%

Computer Technical Support

1.3%

Social Sciences

0.9%

Community Organization And Advocacy

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

41.4%

Masters

28.6%

Other

17.2%

Associate

5.9%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

1.1%
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Real Senior Web Application Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Web Qlikview Application Developer AIG PC Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Aug 18, 2014 $160,000
Senior Web Applications Developer Interactive Brokers LLC Greenwich, CT Jan 01, 2016 $155,000 -
$175,000
Senior Manager-Web Application Developer Arrow Electronics, Inc. Pasadena, CA May 11, 2015 $155,000
Senior Web Application Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Aug 02, 2016 $153,500
Senior Web Application Developer Barclays Services Corp. New York, NY Feb 08, 2013 $152,000
Senior Web Application Developer Arena Solutions, Inc. Foster City, CA Sep 17, 2014 $140,000
SR. Web Applications Developer Norgate Technology Warren, NJ Feb 24, 2013 $135,655 -
$156,525
Senior Web Application Developer Arena Solutions, Inc. Foster City, CA Sep 26, 2013 $135,000
SR. Web Applications Developer IBG LLC Greenwich, CT Jan 01, 2013 $135,000 -
$155,000
Senior Web Applications Developer Rocket Fuel Inc. Redwood City, CA May 12, 2015 $134,638 -
$201,500
Senior Web Application Developer Zurple, Inc. Carlsbad, CA Feb 01, 2014 $130,000
Senior Web Application Developer Advanced Sports, Inc. Philadelphia, PA Dec 23, 2016 $111,925
SR. Application Developer, Web Development Starbucks Coffee Company Seattle, WA Dec 18, 2013 $110,700 -
$138,400
Senior Web Application Developer J. Crew Group, Inc. New York, NY Dec 05, 2014 $110,500
Senior Web Applications Developer The Mathworks, Inc. Natick, MA May 04, 2016 $110,250
Senior Full-Stack Web Applications Developer Barracuda Networks, Inc. Campbell, CA Sep 01, 2015 $110,000
Senior Web Application Developer Ally Bank Charlotte, NC Jan 06, 2016 $110,000 -
$120,000
SR. Web Application Developer National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) Philadelphia, PA Nov 26, 2014 $109,907 -
$112,000
Senior Web Application Developer Groupon, Inc. New York, NY Mar 16, 2015 $109,000 -
$190,000
Senior Web Applications Developer Millennium Software Consulting, LLC Charlottesville, VA Sep 11, 2015 $99,362
Senior Web Application Developer Travelzoo Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 15, 2014 $98,675 -
$115,000
Senior Web Application Developer Advanced Sports Inc. Philadelphia, PA Sep 12, 2015 $97,500
Senior Web Application Developer Netscout Systems Inc. Westford, MA Nov 24, 2014 $97,302
Senior Web Developer-Applications, IT Tesoro Companies, Inc. San Antonio, TX Mar 21, 2016 $97,300
Senior Web Application Developer Amacai Information Corporation San Diego, CA Dec 24, 2013 $96,616 -
$111,717
Senior Sharepoint Web Application Developer Ciber, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jun 08, 2015 $95,000
Senior Web Application Developer Electrolux Home Products, Inc. Charlotte, NC Jul 30, 2013 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Web Application Developer

WebFormsPl/SqlWebApplicationJavascriptHtmlDatabaseUserInterfaceCSSJquerySQLServerXMLAjaxAPIC#.NETArchitectureAsp.NetMVCProceduresWindowsPHPWebServices

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Top Senior Web Application Developer Skills

  1. Web Forms
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Web Application
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed the layout of web forms.
  • Developed of many PL/SQL batches using JAVA with connectivity to Oracle for data maintenance and handling.
  • Provide training on in-house developed web applications and various software applications.
  • Used JavaScript & Titanium tools.
  • Developed portions of HTML5-based game for use in an online gambling promotion.

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