Web developers are responsible for designing, building and maintaining websites and website applications. They are heavily involved in coding and other technical aspects of the site and maybe also be involved with graphics. They can also be involved with the maintenance, additions and updates of existing sites.
Web developers will use programming languages or source code to create software to meet their clients requirements for websites and possibly mobile applications.
Formal qualifications are not always required but extensive web development skills are essential, a BTEC/HND/Degree in web development or a computing related subject would be advantageous.
Some employers offer graduate training schemes and you might be able to begin in a junior position with other IT qualifications if you can demonstrate excellent skills in web development technologies.
You should demonstrate a keen interest in web technologies and have a broad understanding of various desktop and mobile devices, and software.
You will need:
- creative flair
- good problem solving skills
- attention to detail
- able to communicate your ideas and designs in simplistic terms
- good analysis skills
- the ability to work well in part of a team and on your own initiative
£20,000 to £50,000