How to become a web developer

AVERAGE SALARY
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Average salary in Ontario, Talent.com
$79,659
JOB PROSPECTS
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11k+ new jobs expected by 2028 (Canada Job Bank)
27% growth green-arrow-up
JOB BANK
4K+ jobs on Linkedin
COMMUNITIES
StackOverflow , GitHub, Hacker Noon , freeCodeCamp, Dev, IndieHackers , CodeProject , Hashnode , HackerNews ,

It’s nearly impossible to live today without the Internet or at least being touched or interacting with it on some level. Everything is digital, from newspapers to pay stubs. The Internet of Things (IoT) is now a thing and we surf the web without any thought of just how ubiquitous search engines and web pages have become. But someone built those systems, pages, and applications, and they likely got paid to do it.

Enter the web developer: These are programmers who use computer code in various languages such as Python, HTML (HyperText Markup Language), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, and others to design and build websites. Web developers usually work from mockups or wireframes—graphic representations of the layouts of web pages—to build websites from scratch, often in collaboration with UX and UI designers, product managers and product marketers among others.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to become a web developer, including: the sort of work opportunities and working conditions to expect; the skills, knowledge and personal attributes that are in high-demand; the best learning opportunities across Canada and common pathways into the industry; plus, how developers are compensated for helping “build the Internet.”