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Web developer

What is it like to be a Web developer?

Web developers are software developers who are specifically involved with the development of web and network applications. Web developers are trained to work with various script languages and do everything from the homepage to entire site layout and function.

Web developers work in a variety of settings including large corporations, marketing or advertising firms, government institutions, the communication sector, healthcare, private companies and businesses, and IT firms.

Other titles for web developers include web designer and web programmer.

For more information about a career as a Web Developer, visit the Job Outlook website. 

Employment level (thousands)

This data shows historical and projected employment levels (thousands) for this occupation. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: ABS Labour Force Survey.

Average weekly total cash earnings (before tax)
This data shows median weekly cash earnings for the occupation, before tax and not including superannuation. These figures are indicative and cannot be used to determine a particular wage rate. Data should be used as a guide only. Source: Based on ABS Characteristics of Employment survey, August 2015, Cat. No. 6333.0, Customised Report.

Is it right for me?

Web developers have creative minds with well-developed communication skills. As a web developer you will be technologically savvy and have a willingness towards continual learning.

  • Creative
  • Aptitude for technical tasks
  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Committed to understanding new technology and upgrading skills.

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