Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Web Design Survey

Nearly 33,000 web professionals worldwide contributed to a survey on the business of web design and development. The survey was conducted by A List Apart.

Here are a few highlights . . .

Demographics

The largest age group (44%) are between the ages of 25 and 32. A majority (52%) have a Bachelor's degree. An overwhelming majority (83%) are male.

Where We Work

Most Web professionals (73%) work in one of three environments:

Show Me The Money

The two largest salary categories are as follows:

Six Figures

Six percent of Web professionals earn six figure salaries. Of these the most common job titles are as follows:

Staying Current

The most popular methods of staying current in the field are as follows:

Most Valuable Skills

The four most valuable skills respondents said they needed to succeed in their current job are as follows:

Between 20 percent and 25 percent of Web professionals say the they don't have the skills they need to succeed.

Download a detailed 81-page summary (pdf) of the A List Apart survey.



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