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Working As A Web Architect

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

  • Repetitive

  • $107,076

    Average Salary

What Does A Web Architect 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 Web Architect

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
Software Architect 3.1 years
Web Manager 2.6 years
Lead Architect 2.4 years
Lead Web Developer 2.4 years
Web Programmer 2.0 years
Web Architect 2.0 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 6.9%
Architect 6.1%
Developer 4.1%
Top Employers After
Architect 7.9%
Consultant 7.4%
Developer 4.1%

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Web Architect Demographics

Gender

Male

85.9%

Female

11.6%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

52.5%

Asian

20.6%

Hispanic or Latino

12.1%

Black or African American

10.7%

Unknown

4.0%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

Portuguese

10.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Greek

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Russian

10.0%

Mandarin

10.0%
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Web Architect Education

Schools

University of California - Berkeley

12.5%

Boston University

7.1%

Marist College

7.1%

DePaul University

7.1%

Virginia Commonwealth University

5.4%

Northeastern University

5.4%

Carnegie Mellon University

5.4%

George Mason University

5.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.4%

Loras College

3.6%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

De Anza College

3.6%

University of California - Santa Barbara

3.6%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.6%

University of West Florida

3.6%

Platt College-Riverside

3.6%

Ohio State University

3.6%

Brigham Young University

3.6%

University of Louisville

3.6%

Georgia State University

3.6%
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Majors

Computer Science

26.2%

Computer Information Systems

12.1%

Computer Engineering

9.7%

Business

8.7%

Information Technology

5.8%

Computer Applications

3.9%

Communication

3.9%

Electrical Engineering

3.9%

Engineering

3.4%

Information Systems

2.9%

Management Information Systems

2.4%

Graphic Design

2.4%

Management

1.9%

Mathematics

1.9%

Fine Arts

1.9%

Marketing

1.9%

Photography

1.9%

Mechanical Engineering

1.9%

Political Science

1.5%

Information Sciences

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

46.0%

Masters

31.7%

Other

13.3%

Associate

4.0%

Certificate

2.9%

Diploma

1.8%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Web Architect Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Web Architect Shutterfly, Inc. Redwood City, CA May 29, 2016 $220,000
Webmethods Architect Ciber, Inc. Charlotte, NC Oct 10, 2016 $155,000 -
$165,000
Web Architect and Technical Lead Cardinal Peak LLC Lafayette, CO Sep 26, 2016 $139,217
Web Architect Lead The Sherwin-Williams Company Cleveland, OH Nov 15, 2016 $137,000 -
$147,000
Web Architect, Ecommerce Carnival Corporation Miami, FL Oct 14, 2016 $135,000
Websphere Commerce Architect Carhartt, Inc. Dearborn, MI Sep 28, 2015 $135,000 -
$150,000
Senior Webcenter Architect Tekstream Solutions, LLC Atlanta, GA Apr 30, 2016 $135,000
Web Architect VF Outdoor, Inc. Alameda, CA Mar 23, 2015 $135,000
Web Architect and Technical Lead Cardinal Peak LLC Lafayette, CO Jul 06, 2016 $134,722
Web Architect Shutterfly, Inc. Redwood City, CA Jan 26, 2016 $134,638
Websphere Commerce Architect HD Supply, Inc. San Diego, CA May 18, 2015 $124,000 -
$150,000
Web Architect Communications Test Design, Inc. West Chester, PA Oct 19, 2015 $107,370 -
$140,000
Principal Web Architect Spacenet Inc. McLean, VA Aug 13, 2015 $105,700 -
$127,099
Websphere Portal Architect Openlogix Corporation Auburn Hills, MI Mar 07, 2015 $104,000
Websphere Portal Architect Openlogix Corporation Wixom, MI Jul 29, 2016 $104,000
Websphere Portal Architect Openlogix Corporation Auburn Hills, MI Jul 03, 2016 $104,000
Websphere Portal Architect Openlogix Corporation Auburn Hills, MI Jul 28, 2016 $104,000
Web Architect Bluecross Blueshield of Tennessee Florence, KY Sep 28, 2015 $87,173 -
$117,790
Java Web Architect IV Principle Solutions Group, LLC Atlanta, GA Mar 04, 2015 $87,000 -
$131,000
Webfocus Architect M3Bi, LLC Phoenix, AZ Jan 12, 2015 $85,000
Web Architect & Analyst Igate Technologies Inc. Stamford, CT Jul 28, 2015 $84,400
Web Architect Patni Americas, Inc. Cambridge, MA Sep 29, 2016 $83,845
Web Architect Programmer Resources International, Inc. New York, NY Sep 13, 2016 $83,200

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Top Skills for A Web Architect

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  1. Web
  2. SQL
  3. Architecture
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  • Configured WebSphere Portal, WebSphere Application Server, DB2, and IBM Directory Server for secure access and authentication using SSL.
  • Developed an automated Task Management System for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) using PHP and MySQL.
  • Reorganized information architecture of CVM web increasing the ability to navigate intuitively throughout the website.
  • Developed architecture to generate HTML Components using a property file.
  • Architected and deployed Cisco local director and configured to support 18 Web servers virtually.

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