Salary Range (SGD)1
Years of Experience
3,500 – 5,500
3 – 6 Years
Web Developers are responsible for creating and maintain websites and website applications, especially the underlying software and databases (known as the ‘back end’). Web Developers may also work on the interface and visual design (known as the ‘front end’). Working on both the ‘front end’ and ‘back end’ is known as ‘full-stack development’.
A Web Developer may create generic or customised products, for an agency or as a freelancer. Regardless of whether they work in-house for an organisation or on projects for individual clients, their main focus is on creating applications and services, which can be accessed over the Internet.
Senior Web Developers usually handle more client meetings and large-scale projects, or lead junior developers. Lead Developers usually manage a team of web developers or contribute to an organisation’s technical strategy and goals. Web Developers may eventually move to a board-level position such as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) or technology vice-president. They may also move away from hands-on development work and into strategic roles instead, such as a systems analyst, business analyst, solutions architect, or technology consultant.
What do Web Developers do?
- Writing code in programming or scripting languages
- Designing and creating applications
- Designing the technical and information architecture of an application or website
- Testing and trouble-shooting websites and applications
- Running performance benchmarking tests
- Building and maintaining Application Program Interfaces (APIs) and databases
- Researching, developing and using Open Source projects
- Managing designers, developers and other project staff
- Understanding and compiling client and user requirements
- Learning and using new technologies, frameworks and languages
- Keeping up to date with technological trends and advances in web development
- Integrating new technology into the organisation if and when appropriate
- Refactoring and optimising code
Why be one?
- IT Development Related Professionals are in demand:
The IMDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 20152 estimated that they accounted for 48% or 92,600 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals, with software developer jobs being the most in demand.
As at 1 Jun 2015, about 83,800 professionals were employed in IT Development roles and an additional 8,800 roles were vacant.
Employers estimated demand to increase by another 29,800 for these job roles by 2018.
What courses do we recommend to start your career as a Web Developer (Linux, MSQL & PHP)?
Web Developer (Linux, MySQL & PHP) Track
1 Source: Kelly 2016 Salary Guide
* Please note that the salary ranges can only be approximate guides.
2 Source: IMDA Annual Infocomm Manpower Survey and https://data.gov.sg/