Since the use of digital interactive media in continuously growing all over the world, the role of IT and Telecommunication is also increasing. This, in return, has created a lot of opportunities for graduate web developers in Pakistan. Everyone is aware of foreign investment and business outsourcing in Pakistan and this trend is expected to develop even further in the coming years. So there is more good news for talented web developers of Pakistan.
However, the nature of web developer jobs is significantly diverse; a web developer may be required to work as a designer and a programmer at the same time. In fact, these are the basic skills that every graduate web developer is expected to have. Be it government or private, commerce or education web developers work in all sectors of the industry. They create applications for World Wide Web that normally operate a server or web browser.
If you are also one of those graduates who are looking for job in web development industry then read carefully the summary of skills and qualifications required for this job:
Programming languages required for a web developer job
- C#, C++, .NET, and Java for operating the servers.
- PHP programming language.
- Other technologies such as Oracle, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and XML.
A web developer is required to be familiar with following designing packages
- Visual Studio
It is not necessary for a graduate web developer to have a formal degree in IT or Computer Science. It is, however, essential for him to have complete knowledge of basic concepts of a website i.e. ‘front end’ and ‘back end’. To cut short, a web developers needs to know how exactly the technology works in the back end, apart from being aware of the front end side of a web site. Web developers who do have formal degrees in IT or Computer Science (BCS, BSc Computers, and BIT) have strong grasp on subjects such as:
- Web development
- Web Designing
- Multimedia Designing
- Computer programming
- Business information systems
- Digital media development
- Web content management
While these are the basic skills and qualifications, a graduate web developer job also requires some amount formal or informal professional experience. Since you have just graduated and are in search of your first job, the best way to gain experience in web development is to graduate internships or training programs. Also, look for contract positions as they are a good way of gaining experience. Apart from these, you can just start developing small web applications at home and learn about new things through internet.