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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|
|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 -
|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 -
|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 -
|Senior Web Applications Developer||Rocket Fuel Inc.||Redwood City, CA||May 12, 2015||$134,638 -
|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|
|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 -
|SR. Web Application Developer||National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak)||Philadelphia, PA||Nov 26, 2014||$109,907 -
|Senior Web Application Developer||Groupon, Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 16, 2015||$109,000 -
|Senior Java Web Application Developer||Ereinsure Com, Inc.||Salt Lake City, UT||Jan 01, 2016||$108,600|
|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 -
|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 Application Developer||Amacai Information Corporation||San Diego, CA||Dec 24, 2013||$96,616 -
|Senior Web Application Developer||Electrolux Home Products, Inc.||Charlotte, NC||Jul 30, 2013||$95,000|
|Senior Sharepoint Web Application Developer||Ciber, Inc.||Pittsburgh, PA||Jun 08, 2015||$95,000|
|SR. Web Applications Developer||Arena Solutions, Inc.||Foster City, CA||Nov 03, 2014||$93,267|
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