Web Administrators
SOC: 15-1199.03


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

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
233,000 employed

Projected (2024):
240,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • Computer Project Manager
  • Computer Systems Administrator
  • Computing Services Director
  • Corporate Webmaster
  • E-business Specialist
  • Electronic Transaction Implementer
  • Information Technology Manager (IT Manager)
  • Internet Database Specialist
  • Internet E-commerce Specialist
  • Internet eCommerce Specialist
  • Internet Specialist
  • Internet Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Web Administrator
  • Web Analyst
  • Web Content Manager
  • Web Manager
  • Web Operations Specialist
  • Web Site Administrator
  • Web Site Manager
  • Web Site Project Manager
  • Web Specialist
  • Webmaster

  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed


    Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.


    Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Installation
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Back up or modify applications and related data to provide for disaster recovery.
  • 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.
  • Administer internet/intranet infrastructure, including components such as web, file transfer protocol (FTP), news and mail servers.
  • Collaborate with development teams to discuss, analyze, or resolve usability issues.
  • Test backup or recovery plans regularly and resolve any problems.
  • 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.
  • Develop web site performance metrics.
  • Identify or address interoperability requirements.
  • Document installation or configuration procedures to allow maintenance and repetition.
  • 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.
  • Document application and web site changes or change procedures.
  • Develop or implement procedures for ongoing web site revision.
  • Provide training or technical assistance in web site implementation or use.
  • 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.
  • Develop and implement marketing plans for home pages, including print advertising or advertisement rotation.
  • Check and analyze operating system or application logfiles regularly to verify proper system performance.
  • Set up or maintain monitoring tools on web servers or web sites.
  • Develop testing routines and procedures.
  • Evaluate testing routines or procedures for adequacy, sufficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Test new software packages for use in web operations or other applications.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer data input scanners
  • Desktop computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Web servers
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ColdFusion
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Director
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Systems Adobe FreeHand
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Macromedia HomeSite
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Shockwave Player
  • AJAX
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Struts
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Apache Webserver
  • Apple Safari
  • Berkeley Internet Domain Name BIND software
  • CA SiteMinder
  • Cascading Style Sheets CSS
  • Citrix software
  • Common gateway interface CGI
  • Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite
  • Customer information control system CICS
  • Drupal
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Email software
  • Embarcadero Delphi
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • ExactTarget software
  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • Extensible stylesheet language XSL
  • Firewall software
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM WebSphere
  • JavaScript
  • Joomla
  • jQuery
  • Juniper Networks NetScreen-Security Manager
  • KornShell
  • Linux
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP
  • Microsoft ActiveX
  • Microsoft DNS Server
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft FrontPage
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • MySQL software
  • OpenText Livelink ECM
  • Oracle Application Server
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
  • Oracle JDBC
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle software
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PostgreSQL software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • Python
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat WildFly
  • Router software
  • SAS software
  • Sony Sound Forge
  • Sorenson Media Sorenson Squeeze
  • SSL
  • Storage area network SAN software
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Sun Microsystems Java Servlet API
  • Switch software
  • Tool command language Tcl
  • UNIX
  • Vignette Content Management
  • Vignette Portal
  • VMWare ESX Server
  • WebTrends Analytics

  • computer and mathematical

    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170