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Web Developer

Use expert knowledge of computer science to develop websites and a range of content for the Internet.

What's it like to be a Web Developer?

A Web Developer is a Software Developer who specialises in the development of websites and other web-based content. They commonly work with programming languages like HTML, CSS, PHP, Java and JavaScript. Many Web Developers specialise in either Front End (user-facing) or Back End (server-side) development, or may be proficient in both, which is known as a Full Stack Developer.

Web Developer

Tasks and duties

  • Analysing project requirements and designing solutions and features.
  • Creating wireframes and virtual prototypes to illustrate project specifics.
  • Using computer software and hardware to write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing improvements and fixes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
  • Backing up website to mitigate risk in event of disaster or online attacks.
  • Controlling and enforcing ongoing security and safe hosting of websites through testing processes and liaising with other technical professionals such as web-security experts.
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Like other Software Developers, Web Developers may work freelance on a contractual basis. They are commonly employed in large tech companies, digital agencies or within IT departments of other businesses.

What can I earn as a Web Developer?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Web Developer is between $65k and $75k
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How to become a Web Developer


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It is possible to work as a Web Developer without formal qualifications, however employers may prefer individuals to have qualifications in the field of computer science.

  1. Complete a qualification in computer science with a focus on web development. This could be a Certificate IV in Web-based Technologies (ICT40315), a Diploma of Website Development (ICT50615), or a Bachelor degree majoring in website development.
  2. Look to secure a placement in an internship program while studying. This will provide you with relevant experience as well as guidance and mentorship from experienced Web Developers.

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Bachelor of Computer Science

This qualification develops your computer science knowledge to prepare for a career in computer engineering or software development.

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Diploma of Website Development

This diploma will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build and manage websites.
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Certificate IV in Web-Based Technologies

With this certificate you will learn to design, develop and administer different types websites using a range of technologies.
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How do Web Developers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 31 Web Developers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.0
Job satisfaction
3.9
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.6
Pay / Salary
3.7
Variety of work
3.7

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Oct 2018
Web development is still a good opportunity for those who are interested in an IT coding careers
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Information Technology (Software Development)
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
full stack web development
The good things
For someone who loves coding, problem solving and web technologies, this role will be fantastic.
The challenges
You may need to pick up new technologies very quickly, it's both a challenge and an advantage. If you are involved in a demanding company or client project, you will be busy and harder to have work-li...
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Oct 2018
Web developer is a fantastic job where do you thinking how to implement the best solutions using different technologies.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Engineering (Computer)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Web Programming
The good things
the technology that is used to implement the different requirements and the different ways to improve the business process from the company.
The challenges
Thinking about the best solutions to fix and improve the different business process. Propose the best solutions on technology and improve the different business process.
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Working hours for Web Developers

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Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Web Developers?

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