Website administrator jobs will continue to be in demand as long as new technologies continue to develop and companies put more focus on their interactive marketing over traditional media forms. These technical professionals must be educated in computer science and have experience programming.
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Website administrators must have at least an HND or certification in Web development. Those with bachelor's degrees in computer science or information technology will be preferred. Coursework or experience in Web design, scripting and database management are required. Knowledge of web applications, data mining and network information systems is also required. Website administrators can earn certification through the World Organization of Webmasters, which requires that applicants pass written tests.
Website administrators must be proficient in development languages like ASP, PHP, AJAX, C+ and SQL. They must have experience working in Photoshop, Flash, Visual Basic and Visio, as well as platforms like Microsoft, .Net and Linux.
Website administrators must set up, develop and maintain websites. Depending on the size and nature of the company or project, website administrators may be responsible for laying out the site, designing visual elements and programming the functionality. They must place text in designated content areas. They must create cascading style sheets and HTML style sheets. They must perform stringent testing to ensure the website functions seamlessly without bugs. Once sites have been launched, website administrators are responsible for their ongoing maintenance. Should a customer need an image swapped out, text changed, or new functionality created, the website administrator must implement the requests. He must troubleshoot sites and maintain their security.
Compensation packages vary for website administrators depending on the company for which they work and their size. Many website administrators work freelance on a project basis. Salaries for full-time web site administrators vary by industry. The overall average in May 2014, according to IT Jobs Watch, was £30,500.
Employment for these technical professionals should increase from 428,000 jobs in 2013 to 446,000 jobs in 2019, according to projections from the National Careers Service. Demand for website administrators will be high to accommodate the constantly growing number of websites and data online. Those who stay up-to-date on the most current trends will find the most opportunities.
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