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Web content editor Average UK Salary & Prospects

Web content editors research, write and manage an organisation’s online content, including text, images, video and other media.

  • working with the client, using test sites to see which ideas best suit their needs
  • building the framework or 'architecture' of the site
  • making sure the new site can be smoothly integrated into the client's existing network
  • working on the site's appearance
  • dealing with user access and security
  • testing the site under construction to find and fix any problems
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Web content editors typically work around 35 to 40 hours per week.

As a Web content editor you will typically work evenings.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and
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* from ONETonline
Average salary
31,754 GBP *
per year
22,000 GBP
37,250 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
Average salary for Web content editor

Men make 5% more than Women
76% of Web content editors are men
  • 32,204 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
Average salary for part-time Web content editor
Average salary for full-time Web content editor

  • 14,279 GBP
  • 14,934 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
  • 32,204 GBP
Pay over time for Web content editor

Pay for this role has increased over time
  • 30,769 GBP
  • 31,184 GBP
  • 32,324 GBP
  • 32,906 GBP
  • 34,030 GBP
  • 34,940 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP

Future outlook for Web content editors

Very good outlook
50 000+ jobs available
Balanced outlook
1% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
30% chance of automation in the future

Web content editor - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Web content editor and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

In terms of people already doing this job:

  • 50% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
  • 21% of people in this role have GCSEs or equivalent
  • 8% of people in this role have a certificate of higher education or equivalent but no degree

You could take a college course to get some of the skills you'll need when looking for a job. Courses include:

  • A level English
  • Level 3 Diploma in Creative and Digital Media
  • Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing

Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Web content editor

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Things to highlight for your Web content editor interview

Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Leadership Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. Stress Tolerance Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

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