Web Administrators design, build and maintain websites, and provide web technology solutions and services.
Designs and maintains web sites.
Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Informal or on-the-job
JSA produces employment projections to show where likely future job opportunities may be. Employment projections data are only produced for occupations at the broad four digit Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) level. While data are not available for this occupation, projections data are available for the parent occupation, ICT Support Technicians, under the outlook section.
Earnings and hours
Around 70% of people employed as Web Administrators work full-time hours, in all their jobs combined. This is 4 percentage points above the all jobs average (66%).
Full-time workers work an average of 42 hours per week in their main job. This is similar to the all jobs average (44 hours per week).
Sources:Full-time share and full-time hours: ABS, 2016 Census, customised report. Compared to the all jobs average.
Employment across Australia
Employment by State and Territory (% Share)
|State||Web Administrators||All Jobs Average|
Around 79% of Web Administrators live in capital cities, compared with the all jobs average of 62%.
New South Wales has a large share of employment relative to its population size.
The regions with the largest share of workers are:
- Melbourne - Inner
- Sydney - City and Inner South
- Australian Capital Territory
- Sydney - North Sydney and Hornsby
- Sydney - Inner West.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian states, territories and regions, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Age and gender
The median age of Web Administrators is 37 years. This is similar to the all jobs average of 40 years.
A large share of workers are aged 25 to 34 years.
Females make up 49% of the workforce. This is similar to the all jobs average of 48%.
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile and gender share compared to the all jobs average.
Age Profile (% Share)
|Age Bracket||Web Administrators||All Jobs Average|
|65 and Over||2.0||4.2|
Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
Education, training and experience
Extensive experience or a formal qualification in a related ICT field is needed to work as a Web Administrator. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.
- Course Seeker to search and compare higher education courses.
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- AAPathways website to explore Information and Communications Technology VET training pathways.
Highest Level of Education (% Share)
|Type of Qualification||Web Administrators||All Jobs Average|
|Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate||16.0||10.1|
|Year 10 and below||3.2||12.5|
Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
Skills and Knowledge
Employers look for ICT Support Technicians who are reliable, work well in a team and have a strong work ethic.
Skills can be improved through training or experience.
Reading work related information.
Thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem.
Understanding needs and product requirements to create a design.
Teaching people how to do something.
50%Complex problem solving
Noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it.
Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.
Talking to others.
Being able to use what you have learnt to solve problems now and again in the future.
50%Quality control analysis
Doing tests and checking products, services, or processes to make sure they are working properly.
Keeping track of how well work is progressing so you can make changes or improvements.
Writing things for co-workers or customers.
46%Judgment and decision making
Figuring out the pros and cons of different options and choosing the best one.
Figuring out how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect it.
46%Coordination with others
Being adaptable and coordinating work with other people.
Measuring how well a system is working and how to improve it.
Managing your own and other peoples' time to get work done.
Figuring out why a machine or system went wrong and working out what to do about it.
Looking for ways to help people.
Writing computer programs.
Understanding why people react the way they do.
These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.
82%Computers and electronics
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
Word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office work.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
58%Customer and personal service
Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
58%Administration and management
Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Design techniques, tools, and principles used to make detailed technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
56%Communications and media
Media production, communication, and dissemination. Includes written, spoken, and visual media.
55%Education and training
Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
55%Sales and marketing
Showing, promoting, and selling including marketing strategy, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
53%Engineering and technology
Use engineering, science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
Transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
41%Law and government
How our laws and courts work. Government rules and regulations, and the political system.
Human behaviour; differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; research methods; assessing and treating disorders.
35%Personnel and human resources
Recruiting and training people, managing pay and other entitlements (like sick leave), and negotiating pay and conditions.
32%Sociology and anthropology
Group behaviour and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
25%Production and processing
Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.
25%Public safety and security
Use of equipment, rules and ideas to protect people, data, property, and institutions.
25%Economics and accounting
Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.
Compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Workers use these physical and mental abilities..
Listen to and understand what people say.
Read and understand written information.
Communicate by speaking.
Write in a way that people can understand.
See details that are up-close (within a few feet).
Use general rules to find answers or solve problems logically.
Use lots of detailed information to come up with answers or make general rules.
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you can't solve the problem.
52%Sorting or ordering
Order or arrange things in a pattern or sequence (e.g., numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
Come up with different ways of grouping things.
Come up with unusual or clever ideas, or creative ways to solve a problem.
Come up with a number of ideas about a topic, even if the ideas aren't very good.
43%Flexibility of closure
See a pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) hidden in other distracting material.
Pay attention to something without being distracted.
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Put together small parts with your fingers.
Imagine how something will look after it is moved around or changed.
Identify and understand the speech of another person.
Use your eyes to quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things.
See details that are far away.
These are kinds of activities workers regularly do in this job.
82%Keeping your knowledge up-to-date
Keeping up-to-date with technology and new ideas.
81%Working with computers
Using computers to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Using your own ideas for developing, designing, or creating something new.
73%Planning and prioritising work
Deciding on goals and putting together a detailed plan to get the work done.
70%Collecting and organising information
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
70%Communicating within a team
Giving information to co-workers by telephone, in writing, or in person.
70%Looking for changes over time
Comparing objects, actions, or events. Looking for differences between them or changes over time.
68%Researching and investigating
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
68%Making decisions and solving problems
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
66%Giving expert advice
Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups.
63%Making sense of information and ideas
Looking at, working with, and understanding data or information.
60%Scheduling work and activities
Working out the timing of events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
60%Documenting or recording information
Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
59%Coordinating the work of a team
Getting members of a group to work together to finish a task.
57%Checking compliance with standards
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
56%Monitoring people, processes and things
Checking objects, actions, or events, and keeping an eye out for problems.
56%Communicating with the public
Giving information to the public, business or government by telephone, in writing, or in person.
53%Leading and encouraging a team
Encouraging and building trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
53%Coming up with systems and processes
Deciding on goals and figuring out what you need to do to achieve them.
52%Explaining things to people
Helping people to understand and use information.
Interests and demands
Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
Interests are the style or type of work we prefer to do. All interest areas are shown below.
Following set procedures and routines. Working with numbers and details more than with ideas, usually following rules.
Starting up and carrying out projects. Leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes require risk taking and often deal with business.
Ideas and thinking. Searching for facts and figuring out problems in your head.
Practical, hands-on work. Often with plants and animals, or materials like wood, tools, and machinery.
Working with forms, designs and patterns. Often need self-expression and can be done without following rules.
Working with people. Helping or providing service to others.
Results oriented. Workers are able to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Job security and good working conditions. There is usually a steady flow of interesting work, and the pay and conditions are generally good.
Work alone and make decisions. Workers are able to try out their own ideas, make decisions on their own, and work with little or no supervision.
Advancement and the potential to lead. Workers are recognised for the work that they do, they may give directions and instructions to others, and they are looked up to in their company and their community.
Supportive management that stands behind employees. Workers are treated fairly by their company, they are supported by management, and have supervisors who train them well.
Serve and work with others. Workers usually get along well with each other, do things to help other people, and are rarely pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.
Use electronic mail.
97%Indoors, heat controlled
Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.
95%Spend time sitting
Spend time sitting at work.
Talk on the telephone.
Talk with people face-to-face.
86%Being exact or accurate
Be very exact or highly accurate.
85%Making repetitive motions
Spend time making repetitive motions.
Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.
83%Freedom to make decisions
Have freedom to make decision on your own.
Work to strict deadlines.
81%Repeating same tasks
Repeat the same tasks or activities (e.g., key entry) over and over, without stopping.
77%Frequent decision making
Frequently make decisions that impact other people.
77%Impact of decisions
Make decisions that have a large impact on other people.
Compete with others, or be aware of competitive pressures.
Work with people in a group or team.
71%Using your hands to handle, control, or feel
Spend time using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls.
68%Letters and memos
Write letters and memos.
65%Contact with people
Have contact with people by telephone, face-to-face, or any other way.
63%Lead or coordinate a team
Lead others to do work activities.
61%Contact with the public
Work with customers or the public.
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The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 15-1199.03 - Web Administrators.