Web Administrators

Manage web environment design, deployment, development and maintenance activities. Perform testing and quality assurance of web sites and web applications.

Median Annual Wage: $83,410

Education: Bachelor's degree (39%); Post-secondary certificate (26%); Some college, no degree (13%)

Projected Growth: Slower than average (3% to 7%)

Related Job Titles: Information Technology Manager (IT Manager); Corporate Webmaster; Web Site Manager

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Web Administrators.

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  • Determine sources of web page or server problems, and take action to correct such problems.
  • Review or update web page content or links in a timely manner, using appropriate tools.
  • Monitor systems for intrusions or denial of service attacks, and report security breaches to appropriate personnel.
  • Implement web site security measures, such as firewalls or message encryption.
  • Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems.
  • Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
  • Administer internet/intranet infrastructure, including components such as web, file transfer protocol (FTP), news and mail servers.
  • Monitor web developments through continuing education, reading, or participation in professional conferences, workshops, or groups.
  • Implement updates, upgrades, and patches in a timely manner to limit loss of service.
  • Identify or document backup or recovery plans.
  • Collaborate with web developers to create and operate internal and external web sites, or to manage projects, such as e-marketing campaigns.
  • Install or configure web server software or hardware to ensure that directory structure is well-defined, logical, secure, and that files are named properly.
  • Gather, analyze, or document user feedback to locate or resolve sources of problems.
  • Document installation or configuration procedures to allow maintenance and repetition.
  • Identify or address interoperability requirements.
  • Develop web site performance metrics.
  • Identify, standardize, and communicate levels of access and security.
  • Track, compile, and analyze web site usage data.
  • Test issues such as system integration, performance, and system security on a regular schedule or after any major program modifications.
  • Recommend web site improvements, and develop budgets to support recommendations.
  • Inform web site users of problems, problem resolutions or application changes and updates.
  • Provide training or technical assistance in web site implementation or use.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing web site revision.
  • Document application and web site changes or change procedures.
  • Perform user testing or usage analyses to determine web sites' effectiveness or usability.
  • Evaluate or recommend server hardware or software.
  • Correct testing-identified problems, or recommend actions for their resolution.
  • Develop or document style guidelines for web site content.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Web Administrators.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Web Administrators.

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