Arts, Crafts and design
Average annual salary
£18,000 to £40,000
You don't always need qualifications to become a web designer, but you’ll usually need to show that you’ve got skills in:
You may also find it useful to have basic photo editing and copywriting skills.
Some employers will expect you to have a portfolio of work to show them, like websites you've worked on.
Colleges offer a wide range of courses, and there are lots of free online tutorials.
You could also take a college or higher education course in a web design or multimedia subject.
You may be able to get into this role through an apprenticeship.
Tech Future Careers has more information on tech roles including web design.
You could work on any kind of website, from education to shopping. You’ll often be responsible for managing the design of your client’s other online services like mobile applications, social media accounts and digital marketing campaigns.
37 to 40 hours per weekYou’ll normally work 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday. You may have to work extra hours to meet deadlines or when there are problems with a website.
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