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Web developers and programmers

OaSIS code 21234.00

Web developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to design, create and modify Web sites. They analyze users’ needs to implement content, graphics, performance, and Web site capacity. They may also integrate Web sites with other computer applications.

Overview

Also known as

  • Electronic business (e-business) Web site developer
  • Internet site developer
  • Web developer
  • Web manager
  • Web programmer
  • Web site developer
  • Webmaster

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop, write, modify, integrate and test Web site related code and Web application interfaces
  • Conduct tests and analyze data to monitor quality, security, user interface experiences and to identify areas for improvement
  • Develop and implement procedures for ongoing Web site revision
  • Monitor and maintain Web site functionality
  • May participate in Web site architecture and design in collaboration with designers or clients
  • May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Advertising, marketing and public relations managers (10022)
  • Information systems specialists (21222)
  • Software developers and programmers (21232)
  • Web designers (21233)
  • Computer network and web technicians (22220)
  • Information systems testing technicians (22222)
  • Network systems engineer (in 21311.02 Network system and data communication engineers)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

2 – Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

TEER

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Sub-major group

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Minor group

2123 – Computer, software and Web designers and developers

Unit group

21234 – Web developers and programmers

Occupational profile

21234.00 – Web developers and programmers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Interacting with Computers
5 - Highest Level
Thinking Creatively
5 - Highest Level
Applying New Knowledge
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Processing Information
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
3 - Once a week or more but not every day

Workplaces/employers

  • Advertising agencies
  • Computer software firms
  • Information technology consulting firms
  • Information technology departments in the private and public sectors
  • Self-employed

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Information Ordering
4 - High Level
Pattern Organization Speed
4 - High Level
Spatial Visualization
4 - High Level
Categorization Flexibility
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Digital Literacy
5 - Highest Level
Digital Production
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important