Junior web developer

Jumpstart your career in web development! Integrate webpages. Develop and interact with web services.
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Associate's-level diploma
7 hands-on projects

One million computer programming jobs are estimated to be created in the U.S. by 2020 - as well as 700,000 in Europe - thanks to unprecedented growth in the tech sector.

Here at OpenClassrooms, we pinpoint the key skills needed for the most in-demand jobs and develop courses and diplomas to train our students in those areas. That’s why we've developed a six-month associate-level diploma in junior web development, which you can complete entirely online with the help of a dedicated mentor. 

 What will I do as a junior web developer?

Junior web developers are a fundamental part of any web team. As entry-level developers, they bring to life the mockups created by UX designers. They translate these graphic recommendations into web languages by writing HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code. They are often in charge of:

  • building web pages in HTML5 and CSS3 from graphical mockups
  • integrating text, image, video, and sound content in HTML5 and CSS3
  • making web pages accessible and compliant with web standards
  • ensuring compatibility with different web browsers
  • optimizing the size and speed of a website or application
  • establishing communication between client and server with JavaScript 

How much will I earn?

Web development can be a lucrative career with many prospects opening up as you continue to rack up valuable experience. Here is what you can expect to earn in your career as a junior web developer, followed by your economic opportunities as you evolve in your web development career.

United Kingdom

Entry-level junior web developer: £21,000 - £25,000

Experienced web developers: £25,000 - £40,000 +

 United States

Entry-level junior web developer: $25,000 - $75,000 

Experienced web developers: $50,000 - $90,000 +

What are my job prospects?

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 24,000 new job positions in web development will be created between 2016-2026, with a 15% growth rate.

OpenClassrooms' Junior Web Developer path can prepare you for the following jobs:

  • Junior web developer (5000+ jobs listed in US + UK on Indeed, Glassdoor, and Reed)
  • Web developer
  • Web integrator
  • Webmaster
  • Webdesigner
  • E-commerce web developer
  • Front-end developer

Who is eligible to enroll?

This program is accessible to all, but here are some recommendations:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam
  • Good internet access

What will I learn how to do?

  • Jump-start your studies by defining a personal learning strategy
  • Prepare and integrate a webpage from a mockup in HTML5 and CSS3
  • Implement a relevant navigation structure for a website
  • Ensure each webpage is standard-compliant, accessible, and responsive
  • Research, analyze, and implement current SEO best practices
  • Animate a webpage using CSS and JavaScript 
  • Change elements of a website dynamically using JavaScript
  • Use programming resources like Node.js, Express, MongoDB, and OWASP
  • Develop and interact with web services
  • Process and store user data according to regulations

How will I learn at OpenClassrooms?

Our learning method is unique and revolves around two elements: professional projects and dedicated mentoring sessions.

 At OpenClassrooms, learning is project-driven because that’s the fastest way to become proficient. Projects offer hands-on experience so you can hit the ground running when you start your new job.  

The junior web developer path has seven projects that you’ll need to complete one at a time with the support of your mentor. You’ll receive a detailed brief with the context, customer requirements, and additional details. Then it’s up to you to go and make it real! To do this, you’ll have to be creative, coming up with innovative solutions to the questions at hand.

Want to see an example of a project? Read our blog post here.

During your path, you will be assigned a mentor who will offer one-to-one support via weekly video conference sessions. This mentor will offer guidance on your projects, help define objectives and guide you until you reach them. Our mentors are dedicated professionals who are experts in their field and have experience in sharing their know-how with our students.

Your diploma

OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Développeur web" associate's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP).
This diploma is at level 5 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.

Your Job Guarantee

At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path "Junior web developer", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!

Find out more

Développeur web