Web Developer Career Path (2022)

In the last 20 years web development has become one of the most in demand and lucrative careers on the planet. So what does the career path look like for a web developer in 2022?

Phil from 4 day week
9 min readJun 25, 2022


Web developers come with different skillsets (e.g. frontend vs backend) and levels (e.g. junior, senior, lead), it can be quite confusing especially if you are at the start of your web developer journey.

This post will guide you on your web development career path. But first, let’s start with the basics…

Is Web Development a good career in 2022?

Yes, web development is a good career choice for many different reasons.

Unlike the prestigious careers of old, the barrier to entry in web development is very low, and getting lower all the time. Where in law, medicine and investment banking a degree from a fancy school is a near mandatory requirement forcing people in a lifetime of student debt, web developers can come from all walks of life, learn for free and demand 6 figure salaries after just a few years on the job.

Further, the demand for web developers it at an all time high with the number of web development jobs expected to significantly outpace all industries.

Demand for web developers over time

What Computer Specs Do I Need for Web Development?

Unlike game development or app development you can get away with a relatively lightweight machine for web development. Many learning platforms run in-browser and when you start to develop your own projects you will find that the amount of horse power needed to run a web app that one person can build is pretty low.

So, you don’t need to spend thousands on a machine, anything mid level, Mac or WIndows is fine. Some ballpark recommendations:

  • If you have an Intel Processor: i5 or better
  • If you have an AMD Processor: Ryzen 5+ or better
  • If you have a Mac: Any machine from the last ~6 years will be fine

Oh, and you’ll need an internet connection but if you’re here we can assume you have that covered.



Phil from 4 day week

Founder @ 4dayweek.io - jobs with a better work / life balance.