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Web Developers - 15-1134.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Designer
  • Technology Applications Engineer
  • Web Architect
  • Web Design Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Web Development Director
  • Web Development Instructor
  • Webmaster

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze user needs to determine technical requirements.
  • Back up files from Web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Collaborate with management or users to develop e-commerce strategies and to integrate these strategies with Web sites.
  • Communicate with network personnel or Web site hosting agencies to address hardware or software issues affecting Web sites.
  • Confer with management or development teams to prioritize needs, resolve conflicts, develop content criteria, or choose solutions.
  • Create searchable indices for Web page content.
  • Create Web models or prototypes that include physical, interface, logical, or data models.
  • Design and implement Web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Design, build, or maintain Web sites, using authoring or scripting languages, content creation tools, management tools, and digital media.
  • Develop and document style guidelines for Web site content.
  • Develop databases that support Web applications and Web sites.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision.
  • Develop or validate test routines and schedules to ensure that test cases mimic external interfaces and address all browser and device types.
  • Develop system interaction or sequence diagrams.
  • Develop Web site maps, application models, image templates, or page templates that meet project goals, user needs, or industry standards.
  • Document technical factors such as server load, bandwidth, database performance, and browser and device types.
  • Document test plans, testing procedures, or test results.
  • Establish appropriate server directory trees.
  • Evaluate code to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Identify or maintain links to and from other Web sites and check links to ensure proper functioning.
  • Identify problems uncovered by testing or customer feedback, and correct problems or refer problems to appropriate personnel for correction.
  • Incorporate technical considerations into Web site design plans, such as budgets, equipment, performance requirements, or legal issues including accessibility and privacy.
  • Install and configure hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) servers and associated operating systems.
  • Maintain understanding of current Web technologies or programming practices through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Monitor security system performance logs to identify problems and notify security specialists when problems occur.
  • Perform or direct Web site updates.
  • Perform Web site tests according to planned schedules, or after any Web site or product revision.
  • Provide clear, detailed descriptions of Web site specifications, such as product features, activities, software, communication protocols, programming languages, and operating systems software and hardware.
  • Recommend and implement performance improvements.
  • Register Web sites with search engines to increase Web site traffic.
  • Renew domain name registrations.
  • Research, document, rate, or select alternatives for Web architecture or technologies.
  • Respond to user email inquiries, or set up automated systems to send responses.
  • Select programming languages, design tools, or applications.
  • Write supporting code for Web applications or Web sites.
  • Write, design, or edit Web page content, or direct others producing content.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze project data to determine specifications or requirements.
  • Collaborate with others to develop or implement marketing strategies.
  • Collaborate with others to resolve information technology issues.
  • Conduct research to gain information about products or processes.
  • Configure computer networks.
  • Create databases to store electronic data.
  • Create electronic data backup to prevent loss of information.
  • Design websites or web applications.
  • Develop computer or information security policies or procedures.
  • Develop diagrams or flow charts of system operation.
  • Develop models of information or communications systems.
  • Develop specifications or procedures for website development or maintenance.
  • Develop testing routines or procedures.
  • Document design or development procedures.
  • Document network-related activities or tasks.
  • Evaluate utility of software or hardware technologies.
  • Implement security measures for computer or information systems.
  • Install computer hardware.
  • Monitor the security of digital information.
  • Prepare graphics or other visual representations of information.
  • Provide customer service to clients or users.
  • Provide recommendations to others about computer hardware.
  • Provide technical support for computer network issues.
  • Recommend changes to improve computer or information systems.
  • Resolve computer software problems.
  • Test software performance.
  • Troubleshoot issues with computer applications or systems.
  • Update knowledge about emerging industry or technology trends.
  • Update website content.
  • Write computer programming code.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Combat Graphics Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Computer Systems Programming Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Information System Technician (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Information Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Computer Programmer