Web Designer

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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 and UX designer.


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

Starting salaries can be in the range of £20,000 to £25,000 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.


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


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Job Outlook Scotland

3 %

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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, take a look at the Tech Future Careers website. You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

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