Web Developers plan, produce and maintain websites using web programming languages, software applications, technologies and databases together with specifications of user needs, often in conjunction with other ICT Professionals such as Business Analysts, Web Designers and network and usability specialists.

    You can work as a Web Developer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers. However, most workers do hold a VET or university qualification.

    Tasks

    • Analyses, designs and develops internet sites applying a mixture of artistry and creativity with software programming and scripting languages and interfacing with operating environments.
    • Communicates with network specialists regarding web-related issues, such as security and hosting web sites, to control and enforce internet and web server security, space allocation, user access, business continuity, web site backup and disaster recovery planning.
    • Designs, develops and integrates computer code with other specialised inputs, such as image files, audio files and scripting languages, to produce, maintain and support web sites.
    • Assists in analysing, specifying and developing internet strategies, web-based methodologies and development plans.

    More about Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

    All Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers

    • $1,596 Weekly Pay
    • Very strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Web Developers

    • 8,600 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 79% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 42 hours Average full-time
    • 33 years Average age
    • 17% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Web Developers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 7,100 in 2011 to 8,600 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a small occupation.
    • Location: Web Developers work in many parts of Australia. Victoria has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Information Media and Telecommunications; and Education and Training.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (79%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 42 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 33 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 17% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services63.8
    Information Media and Telecommunications7.5
    Education and Training5.7
    Financial and Insurance Services4.4
    Other Industries18.6

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateWeb DevelopersAll Jobs Average
    NSW35.531.6
    VIC32.225.6
    QLD16.720.0
    SA4.87.0
    WA6.410.8
    TAS1.22.0
    NT0.31.0
    ACT2.91.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketWeb DevelopersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-190.9-5.05.0
    20-249.1-9.39.3
    25-3447.4-22.922.9
    35-4429.2-22.022.0
    45-549.4-21.621.6
    55-592.4-9.09.0
    60-641.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over0.6-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationWeb DevelopersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate19.2-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree47.6-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma12.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV5.4-21.121.1
    Year 1212.7-18.118.1
    Year 111.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below1.4-12.512.5

    You can work as a Web Developer without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers. However, most workers do hold a VET or university qualification.

    Membership with information technology associations or peak bodies may be useful.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • additional IT certifications offered by peak bodies, industry associations and vendors

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Search and compare thousands of higher education courses, and their entry requirements from different institutions across Australia at Course Seeker website.
    • Compare undergraduate and postgraduate student experiences and outcomes on the QILT website.
    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Printing & Graphic Arts and Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

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    Employers look for Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Computers and electronics

      81% Skill level

      Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

    2. English language

      64% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Education and training

      58% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    4. Mathematics

      57% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Clerical

      56% Skill level

      Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Indoors, heat controlled

      97% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    2. Electronic mail

      96% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    3. Spend time sitting

      96% Important

      Spend time sitting at work.

    4. Telephone

      88% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    5. Being exact or accurate

      87% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1134.00 - Web Developers.

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