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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

  • $94,000

    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
Web Site Developer 2.6 years
Software Developer 2.6 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Lead Web Developer 2.4 years
Web Architect 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Web Programmer 2.0 years
Web Developer 2.0 years
Top Careers Before Senior Web Application Developer
Consultant 3.1%
Programmer 3.1%
Developer 2.7%
Top Careers After Senior Web Application Developer
Developer 3.4%
Consultant 3.0%

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Senior Web Application Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

72.6%

Female

17.9%

Unknown

9.5%
Ethnicity

White

54.4%

Asian

17.3%

Hispanic or Latino

13.0%

Black or African American

9.7%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign 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

14.6%

More Tech Institute

12.4%

San Jose State University

9.0%

University of Washington

7.9%

University of North Texas

5.6%

University of Maryland - University College

4.5%

Western Governors University

4.5%

University of Arizona

4.5%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.5%

University of Florida

3.4%

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

3.4%

Boston University

3.4%

Oklahoma State University

3.4%

University of Southern California

3.4%

American InterContinental University

3.4%

George Mason University

3.4%

Riverside City College

2.2%

Framingham State University

2.2%

Illinois State University

2.2%

Clark College

2.2%
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Majors

Computer Science

40.1%

Business

9.5%

Computer Information Systems

7.5%

Computer Engineering

7.5%

Information Technology

5.9%

Electrical Engineering

5.7%

Computer Applications

4.1%

Management Information Systems

3.3%

Information Systems

2.3%

Mathematics

1.8%

Engineering

1.8%

Project Management

1.5%

Communication

1.5%

Civil Engineering

1.3%

Writing

1.0%

Marketing

1.0%

Computer Technical Support

1.0%

Graphic Design

1.0%

Computer Programming

1.0%

English

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.1%

Masters

29.8%

Other

14.7%

Associate

4.8%

Certificate

3.0%

Doctorate

1.5%

Diploma

1.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$94,000
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$69,000
Min 10%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$126,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Electrolux
Highest Paying City
Campbell, CA
Highest Paying State
Nevada
Avg Experience Level
2.9 years
How much does a Senior Web Application Developer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Web Application Developer in the United States is $94,197 per year or $45 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $69,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

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
SR. Web Application Developers Skyhigh Networks, Inc. Campbell, CA Dec 08, 2016 $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

  1. Web Application
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Javascript
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  • Provide training on in-house developed web applications and various software applications.
  • Developed PL/SQL stored procedures to support data activity.
  • Developed JavaScript based components using Ext.JS framework like GRID, Tree Panel with client reports customized according to user requirements.
  • Implemented SQL table, stored procedure development, C# application code and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript UI code.
  • Experience in writing Shell and Perl scripts for database connectivity and to retrieve data from different sources.

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