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Web Designer

Designer working at computer desk

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.

Pay

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.

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

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1048
1.3 %
RISE
2029
1062
  United Kingdom
2024
17184
4 %
RISE
2029
17879

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see organisation below: 

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Career Area

Computing and ICT