It may come as a surprise to you that in order to work in Web Development, you don’t actually need to be qualified to a degree level! What you will need, however, is to have technical, recognised certifications to your name. This, coupled with your knowledge of relevant frameworks and programming languages, will be enough to see you through the door at most companies.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits to becoming a Web Developer:
IT, in general, pays very well. Whether you want to become a Web Developer, Software Developer or a Cyber Security Technician, there’s a good chance you’ll be earning a respectable salary. In fact, UK Tech workers saw the highest rise in salary worldwide during 2019!
With Web Development in particular, you can earn around £20,000 to £25,000 in an entry level role, increasing with both experience any specialisation. It has also recently been reported that the average Web Development salary in the UK in 2020 is between £40,000 and £50,000!
At this point in time, it’s no longer a secret that there is an IT skills shortage in the UK. This means that for most people that have the relevant qualifications, and particularly anyone with experience in an IT role, you are in a fortunate position in that there is less competition for the more sought-after roles.
The ever-changing nature of IT also means that your career is safe. IT is the now, and indeed the future, and providing you keep your skills updated as the industry updates, you should find you’ll never be short of a role in Web Development.
Specialist roles in IT are the ones with a lot of responsibility and, consequently, a high salary! Ensure that you are consistently up to date with latest Web Development trends, and upskill wherever you find relevant and your passion takes you.
It is known that the post-pandemic world of technology in the UK will not improve the skills shortage situation we find ourselves in. Due to this, it is an important time to specialise and upskill so that you will stand out once the job market stabilises.
People who work in Web Development, and IT as a whole, tend to be highly passionate about their work. After all, you are shaping the future of all things on the World Wide Web. What this means is that you are likely to be more invested in your work, and ultimately more excited to do what you do on a daily basis.
Tech workers are some of the happiest of any industry. This could be down to the flexible nature of the work, the naturally higher salary ranges or that when used correctly, technology can improve your happiness!
Are you ready to take the first step into a career of Web Development? The Training Room can help you begin your journey into the world of IT, and our career support team can help you gain interviews at one of our corporate partners!