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Web Administrators
SOC Code: 15-1199.03

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

Sample of reported job titles: Corporate Webmaster, Web Administrator, Web Content Coordinator, Web Content Manager, Web Director, Web Manager, Web Site Manager, Web Technologies Administrator, Webmaster

Tasks

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

Technology Skills

  • Access software - Citrix
  • Analytical or scientific software - Google Analytics ; SAS ; WebTrends Analytics
  • Application server software - Apache Webserver; Microsoft Virtual Server; Oracle WebLogic Server ; Red Hat WildFly (see all 6 examples)
  • Business intelligence and data analysis software - Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Content workflow software - OpenText Livelink ECM; Vignette Content Management
  • Data base user interface and query software - Microsoft Access ; MySQL ; Oracle JDBC ; Structured query language SQL (see all 5 examples)
  • Desktop publishing software - Adobe Systems Adobe InDesign ; Adobe Systems Adobe PageMaker
  • Development environment software - Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript; Apache Ant ; Microsoft .NET Framework ; Tool command language Tcl (see all 6 examples)
  • Document management software - Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Electronic mail software - Email software; Microsoft Exchange
  • Enterprise application integration software - Common gateway interface CGI; Extensible markup language XML ; Extensible stylesheet language XSL; IBM WebSphere
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software - Oracle Fusion Applications
  • Graphics or photo imaging software - Adobe Systems Adobe FreeHand; Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop ; Corel CorelDraw Graphics Suite; Microsoft Visio (see all 7 examples)
  • Internet browser software - Apple Safari; Microsoft Internet Explorer; Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet directory services software - Berkeley Internet Domain Name BIND; Microsoft Active Directory; Microsoft DNS Server
  • Music or sound editing software - Sony Sound Forge
  • Network conferencing software - Microsoft Office SharePoint Server MOSS
  • Network security and virtual private network VPN equipment software - Firewall software; Juniper Networks NetScreen-Security Manager
  • Network security or virtual private network VPN management software - CA SiteMinder
  • Object or component oriented development software - Embarcadero Delphi; Microsoft ActiveX ; Practical extraction and reporting language Perl ; Python (see all 5 examples)
  • Object oriented data base management software - PostgreSQL
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Operating system software - KornShell; Linux ; Microsoft Windows ; Oracle Solaris (see all 7 examples)
  • Portal server software - Apache HTTP Server ; Vignette Portal
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Project management software - Microsoft Project ; Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management
  • Sales and marketing software - Google AdWords
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Storage networking software - Storage area network SAN software
  • Switch or router software - Router software; Switch software
  • Transaction security and virus protection software - SSL
  • Transaction server software - Customer information control system CICS ; Microsoft Internet Information Service IIS
  • Video creation and editing software - Adobe Systems Adobe Director; Sorenson Media Sorenson Squeeze
  • Web page creation and editing software - Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver ; Adobe Systems Adobe Flash Player; Microsoft FrontPage; Salesforce Marketing Cloud (see all 5 examples)
  • Web platform development software - Apache Struts ; Drupal ; jQuery ; PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor (see all 17 examples)
  • Word processing software - Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Computer servers - Web servers
  • Desktop computers
  • Notebook computers - Laptop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners - Computer data input scanners

Knowledge

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Skills

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Programming - Writing computer programs for various purposes.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.

Interests

  • Interest code: CEI
    • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
    • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
    • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Work Context

  • Electronic Mail - 95% responded “Every day.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 75% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 85% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 55% responded “Every day.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 55% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Telephone - 50% responded “Every day.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 50% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 65% responded “Some freedom.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 40% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 50% responded “Very important.”
  • Time Pressure - 45% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Contact With Others - 30% responded “Constant contact with others.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 60% responded “40 hours.”
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks - 30% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 40% responded “Moderate results.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 40% responded “Every day.”
  • Level of Competition - 60% responded “Highly competitive.”
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions - 30% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls - 45% responded “Continually or almost continually.”
  • Consequence of Error - 30% responded “Fairly serious.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
55%Bachelor's degree
15%Some college, no degree
15%Associate's degree

Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

Work Values

  • Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
  • Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $42.56 hourly, $88,510 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 287,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Average (5% to 9%)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 22,400

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