Web Designer

Job Profile Image

A web designer creates layouts for pages and templates for websites, develops graphics, audio and video content and produces the overall design using development tools and coding languages.

The Work

You could be:

There is often some overlap between the duties of a web designer and front end developer.


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

The starting salary can be in the range of £18,000 to £24,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to £30,000 a year and senior or lead web designers can up to around £40,000 a year, sometimes more.

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


Employment Status UK %

Past Unemployment

Year Unemployed

LMI data powered by LMI for All

Getting In

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

Predicted Employment in Scotland

LMI data powered by LMI for All

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:



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.


Courtesy of Careersbox


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417424
Twitter: @bcs

Tech Partnership
Website (2):
Twitter: @TechPartnership

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

UK Web Design Association

Was this article useful?
Please help us improve Planit by rating this article.

Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

Related job profiles

No related job profiles.

Computing General

IT Security

IT Support

Programming and Development

Systems and Networks

Web and Multimedia