21234 – Web developers and programmers

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major Group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2123 – Computer, software and Web designers and developers

Web developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to design, create and modify Web sites. They analyze users’ needs to implement content, graphics, performance, and Web site capacity. They may also integrate Web sites with other computer applications. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, advertising agencies or they may be self-employed.

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Example Titles

  • Electronic business (e-business) Web site developer

  • Internet site developer

  • Web developer

  • Web manager

  • Web programmer

  • Web site developer

  • Webmaster

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop, write, modify, integrate and test Web site related code and Web application interfaces

  • Conduct tests and analyze data to monitor quality, security, user interface experiences and to identify areas for improvement

  • Develop and implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision

  • Monitor and maintain Web site functionality

  • May participate in Web site architecture and design in collaboration with designers or clients

  • May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer programming, Web development or software engineering or completion of a college program in computer science or related field is usually required.

  • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.