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Career of a web developer is an interesting one with many inclines. However, the main job is to build, design and maintain websites and web applications to meet the needs and expectations of the client. The job of a web developer can vary from creating a staff intranet for a company to building a payment system for an online business owner.

So, if you are ready to face challenges and you want a varied job in which you are confident about solving problemsin creative ways, becoming a web developer is the best choice for you. Just keep in mindthat you would need good communication skills and need to be a good team-worker with a readiness to meet deadlines also after becoming a web developer.


Usually qualification and experience in IT is required for establishing a career as a web developer. However, the main talents that they require are education in computer technology and website designing. Although you can work and accomplish the job offered to you without a degree, moving forward and attaining heights might need one.

Nowadays most of the employers prefer employing a web developer with a bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. Usually the course includes:
In case there is no formal education, a student having work experience with professional certification is a good candidate for becoming a web developer. There are some certification courses that might help students without a bachelor's degree to become a web developer. These courses are available through software companies, educational institutes and professional associates.

Job description of a web developer

The main job of a web developer is to create, design and maintain a website and web applications as well. After becoming a web developer you can work for a variety of businesses and public sector companies.

On a specific project you will have to:
After building the website you can make minor changes, if needed, so that the website runs smoothly and effectively meeting the requirements of the client. Depending on the contract of the project, you can stay connected with the project and maintain the site even after it is up and running.



The salary of a web developer in India is Rs. 2 Lakh 50 thousand per annum. Experience has a strong impact on the earnings. Additionally, a skill in Java can offer high pay in this job.

Working hours and conditions

A web designer usually works for 40 hours a week. The normal working hours are Monday to Friday. However, if any project requires more time investment, you might have to work late in the evenings or on weekends to meet deadline.

If you are self-employed you might have to keep your working hours flexible and work longer than usual to complete the job. The work is mostly office based. If you are employed you will work from office and if you are self-employed you can also work from home.

Additional skills needed for a web developer

You should possess
Additionally, if you are a freelancer or self-employed you might need project management skills especially when handling things singlehandedly.

If you have decided to become a web developer you should be prepared for accepting few facts. Since web technology is evolving, you will have to keep updated information on technology and will have to be completely aware of the latest changes that are going on.

Depending on your job you will have to learn and excel in different computer languages so that your field gets expanded. Training courses are available for all the languages these days. If you lack enough time, you can opt for online courses also and gain knowledge at your own time.

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