Web Developers don’t need to be told how quickly the digital world changes.
Constant learning, creativity and ability to communicate (not just with your peer group but across disciplines) are all very important if you want to sustain your career at the top level.
The need for cross function thinking is vital. The hardware, software, marketing and visual “lines of demarcation” that you could have drawn in the past are now a serious block to leading edge developments. Communication between professionals needs to be effective and employers are rewarding these top professionals with some very good salaries – especially for the more experienced and talented Web Developers with hard to find technical skills.
The graphs show a nice range of salary from junior to senior indicating that good career progression is very much possible. Short term contracts and day rates have been excluded from the graphs however these can of course be at levels (if annualised) higher than even the upper quartile of the graphs. (GRAPH SHOWS WEB DEVELOPER AND WEB DESIGNER SALARIES. DATA CAPTURED DEC 2011)