Web Designers and Developers

NOC 2175


Web designers and developers research, design, develop and produce Internet and Intranet sites. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, advertising agencies or they may be self-employed.


  • Consult with clients to develop and document Web site requirements
  • Prepare mock-ups and storyboards
  • Develop Web site architecture and determine hardware and software requirements
  • Source, select and organize information for inclusion and design the appearance, layout and flow of the Web site
  • Create and optimize content for the Web site using a variety of graphics, database, animation and other software
  • Plan, design, write, modify, integrate and test Web-site related code
  • Conduct tests and perform security and quality controls
  • May lead and co-ordinate multidisciplinary teams to develop Web site graphics, content, capacity and interactivity
  • May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.

Other Titles

  • Webmaster
  • Web manager
  • Web developer
  • Internet site designer
  • e-business Web site developer
  • Intranet site designer
  • Web designer
  • Web site developer
  • Internet site developer

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)


  • Writing
  • Computer skills
  • Active listening
  • Attention to detail
  • Design skills
  • Able to work independently
  • Organization
  • Time management

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most college/university programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, communications, business or a related field OR completion of a college program in computer science, graphic arts, Web design or business is required


  • Experience as a computer programmer or graphic designer is usually required

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as web designers and developers are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$41,528 $42,276 $20594 $29,038

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
5191 – Other Information Services 15 15
5415 – Computer Systems Design and Related Services 135 155

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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