Web Developers

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About the Job

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

It is also Called

  • Webmaster
  • Web Specialist
  • Web Software Engineer
  • Web Site Specialist
  • Web Site Developer
  • Web Site Designer
  • Web Programmer
  • Web Producer
  • Web Page Developer
  • Web Engineer
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What They Do

  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Create searchable indices for Web page content.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.


People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: CIR.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Conventional interests, but also prefer Investigative and Realistic environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Working Conditions and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Operations Analysis - Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education Required

Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.


In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $69,600 with most people making between $37,730 and $110,560


avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 4,610 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 5,700 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 109 openings due to growth and about 61 replacement openings for approximately 170 total annual openings.

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