Web Developers

Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed

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.

Salary at 10th Percentile: $36,830
Median Salary: $67,990
Salary at 90th Percentile: $122,320

Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.

Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.

Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.

Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.

Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.

Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.

Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.

Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.

Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.

Perform or direct Web site updates.

Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.

Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.

Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.

Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.

Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.

Renew domain name registrations.

Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.

Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.

Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.

Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.

Develop Web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.

Develop and document style guidelines for Web site content.

Identify or maintain links to and from other Web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.

Establish appropriate server directory trees.

Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.

Recommend and implement performance improvements.

Register Web sites with search engines to increase Web site traffic.

Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.

Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.

Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.

Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.

Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.

Create searchable indices for Web page content.

Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Document management software
Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
Development environment software
Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
Video creation and editing software
Adobe Systems Adobe AfterEffects
Graphics or photo imaging software
Adobe Systems Adobe Creative Cloud
Web page creation and editing software
Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
Web platform development software
Adobe Systems Adobe Flex
Desktop publishing software
Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
Object or component oriented development software
Advanced business application programming ABAP
Data base management system software
Amazon DynamoDB
Operating system software
Android
Expert system software
Ansible software
Portal server software
Apache HTTP Server
File versioning software
Apache Subversion SVN
Project management software
Atlassian Confluence
Instant messaging software
Atlassian HipChat
Content workflow software
Atlassian JIRA
Data base user interface and query software
Blackboard
Metadata management software
CA Erwin Data Modeler
Enterprise application integration software
Common gateway interface CGI
Transaction server software
Customer information control system CICS
Financial analysis software
Delphi Technology
Map creation software
ESRI ArcGIS software
Sales and marketing software
Google AdWords
Data mining software
Google Analytics
Program testing software
Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
Object oriented data base management software
Hibernate ORM
Communications server software
IBM Domino
Electronic mail software
IBM Notes
Enterprise system management software
IBM Power Systems software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Microsoft Dynamics
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Data base reporting software
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
Business intelligence and data analysis software
MicroStrategy
Network monitoring software
Nagios
Customer relationship management CRM software
Oracle Eloqua
Application server software
Oracle WebLogic Server
Configuration management software
Perforce Helix software
Requirements analysis and system architecture software
Unified modeling language UML
Tool
Example
Hot Technology
Computer servers
Application servers
Desktop computers
Desktop computers
Notebook computers
Laptop computers
Personal computers
Personal computers
High capacity removable media drives
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
English Language
64%
Importance

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

Mathematics
59%
Importance

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Communications and Media
55%
Importance

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Design
49%
Importance

Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Engineering and Technology
40%
Importance

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

Telecommunications
37%
Importance

Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.

Administration and Management
35%
Importance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Clerical
35%
Importance

Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Sales and Marketing
31%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Education and Training
31%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Programming
78%
Importance

Writing computer programs for various purposes.

Critical Thinking
69%
Importance

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Reading Comprehension
66%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Complex Problem Solving
66%
Importance

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Operations Analysis
66%
Importance

Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.

Active Listening
63%
Importance

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
63%
Importance

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Judgment and Decision Making
60%
Importance

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Speaking
56%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Writing
53%
Importance

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Deductive Reasoning
72%
Importance

The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Oral Comprehension
69%
Importance

The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Written Comprehension
66%
Importance

The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Problem Sensitivity
66%
Importance

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Near Vision
66%
Importance

The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

Inductive Reasoning
63%
Importance

The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Information Ordering
63%
Importance

The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Speech Recognition
60%
Importance

The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Speech Clarity
60%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Oral Expression
56%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Interacting With Computers
97%
Importance

Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Getting Information
87%
Importance

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Thinking Creatively
85%
Importance

Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
82%
Importance

Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Making Decisions and Solving Problems
81%
Importance

Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

Processing Information
78%
Importance

Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
73%
Importance

Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
72%
Importance

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
67%
Importance

Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

Analyzing Data or Information
64%
Importance

Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.

Design websites or web applications.

Update website content.

Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.

Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.

Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.

Resolve computer software problems.

Test software performance.

Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.

Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.

Develop testing routines or procedures.

Create databases to store electronic data.

Collaborate with others to develop or implement marketing strategies.

Write computer programming code.

Provide technical support for computer network issues.

Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.

Implement security measures for computer or information systems.

Develop specifications or procedures for website development or maintenance.

Provide customer service to clients or users.

Document design or development procedures.

Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.

Develop models of information or communications systems.

Configure computer networks.

Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.

Monitor the security of digital information.

Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.

Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.

Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.

Document network-related activities or tasks.

Install computer hardware.

Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.

Spend Time Sitting

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Electronic Mail

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Freedom to Make Decisions

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Importance of Repeating Same Tasks

How important is repeating the same physical activities (e.g., key entry) or mental activities (e.g., checking entries in a ledger) over and over, without stopping, to performing this job?

Structured versus Unstructured Work

To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Face-to-Face Discussions

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Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

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Importance of Being Exact or Accurate

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Work With Work Group or Team

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Telephone

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Major
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Conventional

Score: 76 / 100

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Investigative

Score: 71 / 100

Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Realistic

Score: 62 / 100

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Artistic

Score: 57 / 100

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Enterprising

Score: 48 / 100

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.

Social

Score: 14 / 100

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Attention to Detail
91%
Importance

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Persistence
79%
Importance

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Analytical Thinking
79%
Importance

Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

Dependability
78%
Importance

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Adaptability/Flexibility
76%
Importance

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Initiative
75%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Stress Tolerance
74%
Importance

Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

Integrity
74%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Innovation
73%
Importance

Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.

Cooperation
70%
Importance

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Independence
81%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Working Conditions
76%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Achievement
71%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Recognition
71%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Support
62%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.

Relationships
57%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

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