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Working As A Senior Web Developer

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

  • Repetitive

  • $91,955

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Web 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 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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Senior Web Developer Career Paths

Senior Web Developer
Information Technology Project Manager Adjunct Instructor Creative Director
Chief Creative Officer
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Functional Consultant Customer Relationship Management Consultant
Customer Development Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Development Manager Brand Manager Creative Director
Digital Director
10 Yearsyrs
Solutions Architect Strategist Media Supervisor
Digital Media Director
8 Yearsyrs
Technical Director Producer Digital Producer
Digital Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Software Development Manager
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Development Manager Marketing Manager Creative Director
Director Of User Experience
10 Yearsyrs
Web Manager E-Commerce Product Manager
E-Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Director Production Director Freelance Producer
Freelance Project Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Consultant Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Account Director Creative Director
Interactive Director
7 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Development Manager Marketing Manager
Online Marketing Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Web Systems Administrator Web Administrator Sharepoint Developer
Platform Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Web Developer Senior Software Engineer Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior .NET Developer Senior Consultant Product Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Director Of Product Development Creative Director
User Experience Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Project Leader Assistant Vice President
Vice President-Products
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Property Manager Communications Manager
Web Content Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Lead Web Developer 2.4 years
Web Architect 2.2 years
Web Developer 2.0 years
Web Programmer 2.0 years
Java Web Developer 1.7 years
Top Careers Before Senior Web Developer
Developer 4.2%
Consultant 3.4%
Programmer 2.7%
Webmaster 1.8%
Top Careers After Senior Web Developer
Consultant 4.6%
Developer 4.4%

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Senior Web Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

76.2%

Female

20.4%

Unknown

3.4%
Ethnicity

White

50.5%

Asian

20.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.3%

Black or African American

10.0%

Unknown

5.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

22.4%

Japanese

14.3%

French

10.2%

German

8.2%

Chinese

6.1%

Portuguese

4.1%

Hindi

4.1%

Cantonese

4.1%

Mandarin

4.1%

Gujarati

2.0%

Marathi

2.0%

Greek

2.0%

Norwegian

2.0%

Carrier

2.0%

Polish

2.0%

Arabic

2.0%

Italian

2.0%

Shan

2.0%

Ukrainian

2.0%

Russian

2.0%
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Senior Web Developer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

New York University

9.6%

University of Florida

6.1%

University of Arizona

6.1%

University of Maryland - University College

5.2%

George Mason University

4.8%

Northeastern University

4.8%

San Jose State University

4.3%

More Tech Institute

4.3%

University of South Florida

3.9%

National University

3.9%

Texas Tech University

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%

University of Georgia

3.9%

University of California - Berkeley

3.5%

University of California - Irvine

3.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

3.5%

University of Pittsburgh -

3.5%

Harvard University

3.5%

University of Denver

3.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

38.0%

Business

7.2%

Information Technology

6.4%

Computer Engineering

6.0%

Computer Information Systems

6.0%

Computer Applications

5.0%

Electrical Engineering

4.9%

Graphic Design

3.4%

Information Systems

3.4%

Engineering

2.9%

Management Information Systems

2.5%

Communication

2.1%

Mathematics

2.1%

Management

1.9%

Computer Programming

1.7%

Fine Arts

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Physics

1.3%

Project Management

1.2%

Psychology

1.1%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.0%

Masters

26.9%

Other

13.7%

Associate

6.4%

Certificate

2.7%

Diploma

1.2%

Doctorate

1.1%
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Real Senior Web Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Web Developer Tradingscreen Inc. New York, NY Jan 04, 2016 $175,000
SR. Web Developer Move, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Jul 11, 2016 $175,000
Senior Web Developer Tradingscreen Inc. New York, NY Mar 31, 2015 $175,000
Senior Web Developer Linkedin Corporation Mountain View, CA Nov 15, 2016 $171,000 -
$204,800
SR. Websphere Commerce Developer Zobrist Consulting Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Jan 08, 2016 $166,827
SR. Web Developer Itson Inc. Redwood City, CA Jul 26, 2016 $150,000
SR. Web Developer, Ruby/Open Source Move, Inc. San Jose, CA Oct 12, 2015 $150,000
Senior Web Developer Education Elements, Inc. San Carlos, CA Mar 21, 2016 $150,000
Senior Web Developer Linkedin Corporation Sunnyvale, CA May 18, 2016 $150,000 -
$198,000
Senior Web Developer Itson Inc. Redwood City, CA Sep 28, 2016 $145,000 -
$155,000
Senior Web Developer Adobe Systems Incorporated New York, NY Aug 15, 2016 $145,000
Senior Web Developer-Associate Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Nov 30, 2015 $145,000
Senior Web Developer Peopleserve, Inc. Boston, MA Mar 01, 2015 $144,880
Senior Web Developer Mastech Digital Technologies, Inc., A Mastech Digital, Inc. Company San Jose, CA Sep 19, 2016 $107,856
SR. Web Developer Rei Systems, Inc. Sterling, VA Oct 21, 2015 $107,702
Senior Web Developer Mastech Digital Technologies, Inc., A Mastech Digital, Inc. Company San Jose, CA Sep 19, 2016 $107,494 -
$122,494
Senior Web Developer Mastech, Inc., A Mastech Holdings, Inc. Company Sunnyvale, CA Jul 07, 2016 $107,494 -
$122,494
Senior Web Developer Mastech Digital Technologies, Inc., A Mastech Digital, Inc. Company Cupertino, CA Oct 18, 2016 $107,494 -
$122,494
SR. Web Developer SONY Computer Entertainment America LLC San Mateo, CA Sep 03, 2015 $107,284
Senior Web Developer Deluxe Media, Inc. Burbank, CA Feb 05, 2015 $107,000
Web Developer Senior Group Health Plan, Inc. Bloomington, MN Sep 05, 2016 $106,954 -
$136,200
Senior Web Developer Consumerinfo.Com, An Experian Company Costa Mesa, CA Feb 15, 2016 $92,000
Senior Web Analytics Developer Essendant Management Services LLC Deerfield, IL Jul 01, 2015 $92,000 -
$130,000
SR. Webmethods Developer Spartan Solutions Inc. Bartlett, TN Jun 04, 2015 $92,000
Senior Web Developer/Dotnet Developer Sigma Group Inc. New York, NY Mar 02, 2015 $92,000
SR. Webmethods Developer Spartan Solutions Inc. Bartlett, TN Jun 09, 2015 $92,000
Senior Web Developer Headstream Inc. Southfield, MI Aug 20, 2015 $92,000
Senior Web Developer Mastech Digital Technologies, Inc., A Mastech Digital, Inc. Company Redmond, WA Jul 11, 2016 $91,749 -
$106,749
SR. Web Developer SV It Inc. NY Aug 16, 2016 $91,600

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Top Skills for A Senior Web Developer

  1. Web
  2. Pl/Sql
  3. Javascript
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  • Developed dynamic database driven web sites with commercial catalog and E-commerce solutions.
  • Involved in writing and executing PL/SQL stored procedures and functions and triggers for Oracle to create a Database Management System.
  • Performed Client side validation using JavaScript.
  • Designed Graphical User Interface (GUI) for various WebPages using AJAX, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Used JQUERY plug-ins to implement features as a light box, sliders and other intuitive features.

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