Web Designer

Plans and designs how a website will look and work and how people will navigate their way around it in a user friendly way. A Web Designer makes sure that the website is easy to use and designs how it will work too. They will also test websites before they launch and monitor the performance of the site across different devices.
Earning potential
Average £25,000*
*based on Leeds area average base pay per year, data from glassdoor.co.uk
Useful skills
  • Creative
  • An eye for detail
  • Problem solver
  • Programmer
Useful qualifications and training routes
  • Design packages including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash
  • Programming languages including JavaScript, PHP, .NET, HTML and CSS
What types of businesses could
you work for?

Anyone with a website. These roles are only going to grow as more companies go digital. Web Designers will be needed most by companies who regularly have to change information on their website.

Key industries include retail, media, creative services and agencies, technology, tourism and education.

To find out more about careers visit nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk