National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0


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21234 - Web developers and programmers

Web developers and programmers use a variety of programming languages to design, create and modify websites. They analyze users' needs to implement content, graphics, performance, and website capacity. They may also integrate websites with other computer applications. They are employed in computer software development firms, information technology consulting firms, information technology units throughout the public and private sectors, advertising agencies or they may be self-employed.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • electronic business (e-business) Web site developer
    • Internet site developer
    • Web developer
    • Web manager
    • Web programmer
    • Web site developer

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Computer network and web technicians (See 22220 Computer network and web technicians)
    • Electronic business (e-business) manager (See 10022 Advertising, marketing and public relations managers)
    • Information systems specialists (See 21222 Information systems specialists)
    • Information systems testing technicians (See 22222 Information systems testing technicians)
    • Network systems engineer (See 21311 Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers))
    • Software developers and programmers (See 21232 Software developers and programmers)
    • Web designers (See 21233 Web designers)
  • Main duties

    This group performs some or all of the following duties:

    • Develop, write, modify, integrate and test Web site related code and web application interfaces
    • Conduct tests and analyze data to monitor quality, security, user interface experiences and to identify areas for improvement
    • Develop and implement procedures for ongoing web site revision
    • Monitor and maintain Web site functionality
    • May participate in Web site architecture and design in collaboration with designers or clients
    • May research and evaluate a variety of interactive media software products.
  • Employment requirements

    • A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science, computer programming, web development or software engineering or completion of a college program in computer science or related field is usually required.
    • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
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