Data Warehouse Developer Career

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Data Warehouse Developer

Career Area: Information Technology

Occupation Group: Database Specialists

Salary

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An example would be the 25th percentile, 25 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 75 percent earn more than the estimated wage value. At the 75th percentile, 75 percent of workers employed in that occupation earn less and 25 percent earn more than the estimated wage value.

A typical Data Warehouse Developer earns the following wages (national and state):

State

The average salary in North Carolina for those pursuing this career is $96,449

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

National

The average salary in the United States for those pursuing this career is $94,143

*The salaries depicted here are representative of the range of salaries posted in job listings over the past year. Living wage in North Carolina is $30,000.

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs, builds and maintains computer systems that store large amounts of data for companies and organizations. Implements systems for processing or retrieving data as needed to analyze activity or company operations; addresses security and privacy requirements for data.

Employment Trends

The job demand and job growth statistics shown here were derived from job posts over the past year. Expected job growth projections are extrapolated from year-over-year job post listing history.

Job demand and job growth is expected at the following rates:

Growth
North Carolina1100+11.4%
Nationwide24259+9.3%

Skills

A professional in this position typically utilizes the following skills in the course of everyday work in this exciting and challenging field:

Baseline Skills

The following are baseline skills every Data Warehouse Developer is expected to have in order to experience success in this field:

  • Communication Skills: The ability to convey information to another effectively and efficiently.
  • Teamwork / Collaboration: Experience working in collaborative efforts with a team to achieve a common goal or to complete a task in the most effective and efficient way.
  • Problem Solving: Problem solving consists of using generic or ad hoc methods, in an orderly manner, for finding solutions to problems.
  • Writing: Experience expressing business messages effectively in written form. This may include planning drafting and revising as necessary.
  • Planning: Working experience with the process of thinking about and organizing the activities required to achieve desired goals.

Specialized Skills

These skills are specific to working in this career:

  • SQL: SQL ( ESS-kew-EL or SEE-kwl, Structured Query Language) is a domain-specific language used in programming and designed for managing data held in a relational database management system (RDBMS), or for stream processing in a relational data stream management system (RDSMS).
  • Data Warehousing: In computing, a data warehouse (DW or DWH), also known as an enterprise data warehouse (EDW), is a system used for reporting and data analysis, and is considered a core component of business intelligence.
  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL): In computing, Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) refers to a process in database usage and especially in data warehousing.
  • Oracle: Oracle Database (commonly referred to as Oracle RDBMS or simply as Oracle) is an object-relational database management system produced and marketed by Oracle Corporation.
  • Data Modeling: Data modeling in software engineering is the process of creating a data model for an information system by applying certain formal techniques.

Distinguishing Skills

Any Data Warehouse Developer that possesses the following skills will stand out against the competition:

  • Apache Hadoop: Apache Hadoop ( ) is an open-source software framework used for distributed storage and processing of dataset of big data using the MapReduce programming model.
  • Oracle PL/SQL: PL/SQL (Procedural Language/Structured Query Language) is Oracle Corporation's procedural extension for SQL and the Oracle relational database.
  • Performance tuning: Working experience of Performance tuning, which is the improvement of system performance. Typically in computer systems, the motivation for such activity is called a performance problem, which can be either real or anticipated. Most systems will respond to increased load with some degree of decreasing performance. A system's ability to accept higher load is called scalability, and modifying a system to handle a higher load is synonymous to performance tuning.
  • Data Structures: In computer science, a data structure is a particular way of organizing data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently.
  • Data Warehouse Processing: Working experience of Data Warehouse Processing, which involves extracting, transforming and loading data from source systems and placing it into a data warehouse.

Education

This career typically requires the following level of education. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

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Education Level%
Bachelor's Degree62%
Master's Degree23%
Doctoral Degree2%

Experience

This position typically requires the following level of experience. The numbers presented in the pie charts below were derived from actual job posts over the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Experience Required%
0 to 2 years14%
3 to 5 years44%
6 to 8 years24%

Many of the programs offered through NC State are designed for working professionals who need additional credentials to enhance existing work experience.

Students who do not have the expected level of experience may wish to look into internship and employment opportunities.

Common Job Titles

It is possible to find work in this field in positions commonly listed as the following job titles:

  • Etl Tester
  • Client Executive
  • Data Warehouse Developer
  • Storage Engineer
  • Data Warehouse Architect

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