CAREER AS A WEB DESIGNER: A GUIDE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN THE UK

A web designer is someone who plans and makes web pages using their specialist skills for a specific target audience. This position requires technical skills and is in charge of deciding what the website looks like overall. This means that you’ll be making important decisions on page layouts, graphics, and systems. Not only do they create websites, but they also do this by putting together appropriate graphics and animations to build the layout of a website. The aim is to be visually pleasing in order to attract more people viewing the website. For international graduates, this may be especially appealing, as many companies across the globe have clients or consumers interested in their websites.

A common mistake is confusing web designers for web developers; they might sound similar but web development is more focused on the development of the website rather than the specific tasks that a web designer has.

Some of the major responsibilities you’ll have as a web designer are designing drafts, liaising with colleagues, meeting clients, editing, proofreading, testing, and working with web developers or graphic designers.

Ultimate Earning Potential in the UK for International Students

Position in CareerAssociated Salary (UK)
Entry Level If you want to become a web designer, you have many routes to choose from to get there. There are no formal qualifications you need, but it may increase your chances of securing a role in this career path if you have a degree in computer science or similar, like graphic design.£18,000 – £24,000
Experienced An experienced web designer usually has a portfolio to showcase their work to prospective employers. Especially for those who became web designers without acquiring a degree, it means that you can set up your own business or be self-employed.£24,000 – £40,000
Senior Web designers in senior roles have greater responsibility and usually have positions that allow them to make significant decisions about a company. As you can imagine, they have many years of experience to equip them in adequately preparing for this role.£45,000

Top 10 Employers

  1. Cappfinity
  2. LTF Digital
  3. Energise Franchise Limited
  4. Opportuni
  5. Pink Squid Ltd
  6. Hallam
  7. Imperial College London
  8. Essex Interactive Ltd
  9. InMoment
  10. University of Glasgow

If you are considering studying abroad why don’t you discuss your prospects and opportunities with experts at Lurnable’s dedicated study abroad counselling division LurnPathways?


Back to top