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Web Developer

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Web developers design, construct and maintain the back end applications and databases of websites and web-based systems, for individuals and organisations.

The Work

You could be:

There is often some overlap between the job a web developer does and that of a front end developer.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Pay rates vary widely, depending on:

The starting salary can be in the range of £20,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £35,000 a year and senior or lead web developers can up to around £60,000 a year, sometimes more.

If you work freelance, your income will vary, depending on the contracts you get.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

There are jobs in almost all industries, including retail, IT, education, the media, central and local government, finance, the communications industry and health care. Jobs are advertised in the press and on the internet.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
3615
2.6 %
RISE
2023
3708
  United Kingdom
2018
53036
3 %
RISE
2023
54604

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT why not take a look at the Tech Future Careers website developed by the Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology? You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417424
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Twitter: @bcs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IT.BCS/

Tech Partnership
E-mail: info@thetechpartnership.com
Website: https://www.thetechpartnership.com/
Website (2): https://www.thetechpartnership.com/tech-future-careers/
Twitter: @TechPartnership
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/techpartnership/

The Tech Partnership took over the work of e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for information technology, telecommunications and contact centres.

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