Dive into the day-to-day responsibilities and required skills of a web application developer. Learn about industry growth, employment opportunity, and salary potential for those in Australia.
Web application developers are manage, maintain, and design all elements of a web application. This involves both the appearance of a website, along with technical aspects such as speed, space allocation, and content features.
Such professionals oversee every stage of the application’s development; and may sometimes work within a team, or independently under employer supervision. They may also be labelled as “web designers” if capable of doing both front-end and back-end development.
Employment for web developers is expected to grow very strongly in the coming years – from 15,000 in 2018 to 18,000 in 2023.
- Fluency in common developer languages such as HTML or PHP
- Skills in software programming and scripting languages – along with an eye for artistic, professional site design
- Well-versed in site design and development strategies for the internet
- Sharp critical thinking skills and a keen eye for detail – required in testing, modifying, debugging, and documenting code
- Excellent communication skills for corresponding with supervisors, web designers, and content producers
- Ability to develop new ideas and concepts; and clearly express them
Most web developers work full-time hours, with plenty of opportunity across most regions of Australia (with Victoria holding the largest share of workers). Those with a high-level interest in programming and multimedia creation are best suited for a role in this field.
$50,000 – $108,000 (Median: $72,000)*
Average Weekly Hours
42 hours (vs. all jobs average of 44 hours)*
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services; Information Media and Telecommunications and Education and Training
Most Common Qualification Level
47.8% hold a Bachelor’s Degree*
Getting the skills you need is simple by studying one of our information technology courses below.
- ICT50615 – Diploma of Website Development
- ICT50118 – Diploma of Information Technology
- Certified Cybersecurity Professional
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A BALANCED APPROACH TO TRAINING WITH DDLS
DDLS is Australia’s largest provider of corporate IT and process training, with the widest portfolio of strategic partners and courses in Australia. For more than 25 years, DDLS has been an award-winning non-accredited training provider, spanning across Australia and into Asia.
DDLS partners with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals in the IT industry remain up-to-date with new processes, technology and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices.
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Azure Dev Tools for Teaching provides developer tools and learning resources that students need to build their cloud-based skills. It also allows students to build, deploy, and manage applications with comprehensive Azure cloud services. Whether you’re a student getting started, or just interested in building cloud-based skills in your community, this platform has got the cloud development resources you need. Azure based tools and environments are profoundly used during the AIICT learning cycle and assist the students in becoming familiar with the Microsoft Azure environment utilised in the IT industry.
Specifically designed around building your expertise in today’s most popular technologies, the Microsoft Imagine Academy is focused on helping you to gain Microsoft Certification, a globally recognised credential that will give you a distinctive edge in the competitive job market.
GLOBALLY RECOGNISED CERTIFICATIONS TO PUT YOU AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION
For our Certified Cybersecurity Professional course offering, AIICT has partnered with the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications in the world. These certifications are accredited by International Organisation for Standardisation and the American National Standards Institute (ISO/ANSI)