Web developer | Average UK Salary & Outlook

Web developers create and maintain websites and web applications.

  • meeting clients to discuss what they want their site to do
  • preparing a design plan
  • deciding which branding, text, colours and backgrounds to use
  • laying out pages and positioning buttons, links and pictures using design software
  • adding multimedia features like sound, animation and video
  • testing and improving the design and site
  • uploading the site to a
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Web developers typically work around 37 to 39 hours per week.

As a Web developer 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
20,000 GBP
50,000 GBP
5+ Experience
* data taken from the Office of National Statistics (ons.gov.uk)
Average salary for Web developer

  • 32,204 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
Average salary for part-time Web developer
Average salary for full-time Web developer

  • 14,279 GBP
  • 14,934 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 30,504 GBP
  • 32,204 GBP
Salary over time for Web developer

Pay for this role has increased slightly over time
  • 30,769 GBP
  • 31,184 GBP
  • 32,324 GBP
  • 32,906 GBP
  • 34,030 GBP
  • 34,940 GBP
  • 31,754 GBP
  • 33,409 GBP
  • 41,786 GBP

Future outlook for Web developers

Very good outlook
50 000+ jobs available
Very good outlook
4% yearly wage growth (on average)
Very good outlook
30% chance of automation in the future

Web developer - Your future job?

Which qualifications do I need?

Find out what you need to know in order to become a Web developer 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 do a college course that may help you to get a trainee developer's job. Courses include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Web Development
  • T level in Digital Production, Design and Development
  • Level 4 Diploma in Software Development
  • Level 5 Diploma in Computing

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Things to highlight for your Web developer 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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