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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|
|Web Architect||Shutterfly, Inc.||Redwood City, CA||May 29, 2016||$220,000|
|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 -
|Websphere Commerce Architect||Carhartt, Inc.||Dearborn, MI||Sep 28, 2015||$135,000 -
|Web Architect||VF Outdoor, Inc.||Alameda, CA||Mar 23, 2015||$135,000|
|Websphere Architect.||ECOM Solutions Inc.||Evansville, IN||Mar 29, 2013||$135,000|
|Web Architect, Ecommerce||Carnival Corporation||Miami, FL||Oct 14, 2016||$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|
|Java Web Architect IV||Principle Solutions Group, LLP||Atlanta, GA||Feb 01, 2014||$131,000|
|Websphere Commerce Architect||HD Supply, Inc.||San Diego, CA||May 18, 2015||$124,000 -
|Web Architect||Techwire Solutions Inc.||Indianapolis, IN||Sep 20, 2014||$104,350|
|Websphere Commerce Architect||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Dec 18, 2014||$104,062 -
|Websphere Portal Architect||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Oct 22, 2014||$104,062 -
|Websphere Portal Architect||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Oct 24, 2014||$104,062 -
|Websphere Commerce Architect||Avnet, Inc.||Phoenix, AZ||Dec 09, 2014||$104,062 -
|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 Commerce Architect||TEK Tree LLC||Melville, NY||Aug 30, 2013||$89,378|
|Websphere Commerce Architect||TEK Tree LLC||Woodbury, NY||Feb 10, 2014||$89,378|
|Web Architect||Rite Pros Inc.||Portland, ME||Dec 15, 2014||$88,000|
|Senior Web Architect||Cvent, Inc.||McLean, VA||Dec 24, 2014||$87,422|
|Web Architect||Bluecross Blueshield of Tennessee||Florence, KY||Sep 28, 2015||$87,173 -
|Java Web Architect IV||Principle Solutions Group, LLC||Atlanta, GA||Mar 04, 2015||$87,000 -
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