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Web Developers

Web Developers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 10% of web developers are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Computer systems design companies
  • Telecommunication companies
  • Financial and insurance agencies

A growing number of web developers work on contract or as independent consultants.

Outlook

Job growth for web developers will continue to be strong due to the rise of social media and the use of mobile apps. Many businesses will improve the appearance and functionality of their websites to attract more customers.

Employers will continue to look for developers who have strong technical skills. Prospects should be best for college graduates with knowledge of, and experience with, a variety of programming languages and digital multimedia tools. Job seekers should stay up to date with the latest skills and technologies.

Web Developers (CIS 100522)

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Illinois
6,098
Large
&
15.1%
5.8%
>>>>
547
High
  Champaign Area
151
Large
&
12.6%
7.0%
>>>>
13
Moderate
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
53
Medium
&
9.4%
5.0%
>>>>
4
Few
  Cook County
3,381
Large
&
17.5%
5.6%
>>>>
314
High
  Decatur Area
22
Small
&
18.2%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
173
Medium
&
13.3%
9.7%
>>>>
15
Moderate
  Du Page County
858
Large
&
16.9%
5.4%
>>>>
78
High
  Edwardsville Area
55
Medium
&
9.1%
5.1%
>>>>
4
Few
  Jacksonville-Carlinville-Litchfield Area
21
Small
&
14.3%
7.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
39
Small
&
7.7%
5.2%
>>>>
3
Few
  Lake County
300
Medium
&
19.0%
8.6%
>>>>
29
Moderate
  McHenry County
46
Small
&
15.2%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
61
Medium
&
4.9%
6.8%
>>>>
4
Few
  Northwest Illinois Area
49
Small
&
14.3%
3.6%
>>>>
5
Few
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
218
Medium
&
16.1%
7.3%
>>>>
20
Moderate
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
36
Small
&
5.6%
4.3%
>>>>
3
Few
  Rock Island-Moline Area
67
Medium
&
16.4%
5.7%
>>>>
6
Few
  Rockford Area
86
Medium
&
11.6%
7.6%
>>>>
8
Few
  Shawnee National Forest Area
11
Very small
&
9.1%
2.4%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Springfield Area
86
Medium
&
10.5%
4.7%
>>>>
8
Moderate
  St Louis-Belleville Area
94
Medium
&
18.1%
6.4%
>>>>
9
Moderate
  Vermilion County
10
Very small
&
30.0%
4.9%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Will County
150
Medium
&
18.0%
9.1%
>>>>
14
Moderate
United States
174,300
Large
&
8.0%
3.7%
>>>>
13,400
High
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.