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Web Developer

With a commercial environment increasingly dependent on web services, skilled web developers are in demand as full-time employees or contractors for ad-hoc projects.

Web Developer in Manchester or London | About the Role

About the Web Developer role

With a commercial environment increasingly dependent on web services, skilled web developers are in demand as full-time employees or contractors for ad-hoc projects.  At Adam we have a range of web developer jobs for experienced and junior staff.

It is your role to design, maintain and develop functional websites and applications that satisfy the needs and expectations of personnel or consumers and contribute to the operational efficiency and profitability of your employer or client.

Typical Web Developer Responsibilities

The responsibilities of a web developer vary between organisations but they generally fall into four main categories:

Digital Expertise

Although the specific requirements of each employer will vary, people successful in finding web developer jobs will be expected to have a sound working knowledge of web browsers, HTML, CMS, responsive design, CSS, JavaScript and AJAX, and a good understanding of how the application of each digital system can add commercial value to a business.

Furthermore, in a fast-paced, rapidly developing field, you will need to participate in training and proactively take the initiative to increase your knowledge of web systems and their business applications.

Problem Solving

You will need a flexible, imaginative and solution focussed approach to all aspects of your work. The tasks you undertake will be varied and may include the development of new websites, the assessment and upgrade of existing ones or the integration of digital applications or hardware into the workplace environment.

Collaboration

You will need to be a strong team player and a skilled communicator who can collaborate on technical and creative web projects with your colleagues. In addition, part of your role will require you to liaise with personnel across various organisational departments and external agencies to identify business needs and discuss technical solutions to them using clear, non-technical language.

Creativity

As a thinker, designer, developer and problem solver, creativity will underpin everything you do.  You will be relied upon to design user-friendly, visually engaging websites, pages or applications for business personnel or consumers which encourage and support interaction and drive growth in terms of market reach or e-commerce sales.

Salary Range

Depending on your skills, experience and the location you work in, web developer jobs can provide you with the opportunity to earn between £16k and £36k, plus enjoy various benefits and bonus packages.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Strong IT skills are essential, particularly in HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL and JavaScript

  • Excellent organisation and time management

  • A logical and methodical approach to development and design

  • An understanding of W3C web standards and protocols

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong team player

  • Creative and inquisitive thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Flexibility to travel or work irregular hours

Qualifications

There are no formal qualifications required for this role, but a HND or degree in an IT related subject, professional certificates of training or the ability to clearly demonstrate your passion and skill for web development are all desirable.

Experience & Career Progression

If you are the graduate of an IT related discipline, your academic experience may be suitable for entry-level web developer jobs but most employers will look for evidence of project management experience, including a portfolio of websites you have previously built and developed.

Career Progression

As a skilled and experienced web developer, your career could progress into any of the following occupations:

  • IT Project Manager

  • Software Developer

  • Software Engineer

  • Software Programmer

  • IT Consultant

Does this sound like a role you may be interested in? Click here to browse a range of available roles in Manchester and London.

Building Your Career in Manchester

Ian, Brown, Lead singer of the Stone Roses and Manchester Icon once said, “Manchester’s got everything except a beach.” That may be true, and although it does have a fair bit of drizzle, don’t let that put you off. Manchester is thriving and is a becoming a business powerhouse, which unsurprisingly is creating vast opportunities for those looking to develop their careers.

Working in Manchester

A hub for banking, insurance, fashion, property, construction, retail and hospitality, a thriving tech scene and some of the most creative and exciting agencies in the UK, means job opportunities are in abundance at all levels. Companies like Google, Amazon, Freshfields, LLP, and Microsoft have all opened offices in the city, in addition to the arrival of the BBC at Media City. This continual arrival of big businesses has brought a wealth of job opportunities, establishing it as an economic powerhouse. You can see the effect on the city’s skyline with more property being constructed than anywhere else in Europe.

Living in Manchester

From a lifestyle point of view, Manchester has a lot to offer. It’s big enough to provide amazing job opportunities and still small enough for you to feel part of the community. You can bump into someone you know when walking across the city. Manchester has a vibrant culture, an affordable living cost and a good dose of edginess along with an amazing bar scene, restaurants to die for and excellent shopping. If live music is your scene, you’ll find something exciting any night of the week. Prefer the countryside? You’re just a stone throw from some of the UK’s most beautiful locations including Derbyshire, the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and North Wales. All of which are within an hour or two’s drive meaning you’re spoilt for choice. Plus, it’s at least 30% cheaper than living in London with just as many opportunities on your doorstep.

Fancy a chat about opportunities in Manchester with one of our consultants? Chat to us by clicking the speech bubble icon in the bottom right corner of this page, email us at hello@weareadam.com or call us on 0161 359 3789.

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