The employment outlook for web designers – the stars of this week’s career memes – looks pretty good, if a recent jobs announcement by Ryanair and UK figures are anything to go by.
Yesterday, Ryanair announced 50 new IT and digital jobs in Dublin, and among the positions the airline is looking to fill are that of designers. TechRepublic also recently reported that last year, the number of web development and design professionals working in the UK rose by 10pc to 41,000, citing data gathered by NoPalaver.
Ryanair is looking to transform its Ryanair.com website, and projects such as this are where web designers come in. Their role is to plan, create and code sites that can include graphics, images and videos.
But that's not all – web designers may also have to meet with clients to discuss job specifications, produce webpage designs and templates, and stay updated with developments in technology and software.
Employers of web designers – usually IT, software or web design firms – will likely seek candidates who have an educational background in IT, engineering or computer science.
In Ireland, a web designer can expect to earn an average annual salary of €18,313-€40,800, according to PayScale.com.