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Database Analyst / Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Analyzes, maintains, test and develops database structures and processes. Provides support for software, product and client needs addressed through the database.

Job Outlook

There were 521 Database Analyst / Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 12440 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Database Administrator industry, which includes the Database Analyst / Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Database Analyst / Developer jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,673.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $96,052.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Database Analyst / Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $83,696.

Education and Experience

Posted Database Analyst / Developer jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree4%
Bachelor's Degree72%
Master's Degree16%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other7%

Posted Database Analyst / Developer jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years12%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years23%
9+ years14%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Database Analyst / Developer positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (35%)
  • Troubleshooting (25%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Problem Solving (23%)
  • Writing (19%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • SQL (58%)
  • Database Administration (28%)
  • Oracle (27%)
  • SQL Server (25%)
  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL) (24%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Python (20%)
  • Data Management (15%)
  • Database Management (14%)
  • Software Development (12%)
  • Linux (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Data Architecture (7%)
  • Informatica (7%)
  • Database Architecture (7%)
  • Database Tuning (6%)
  • Apache Hadoop (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Database Analyst / Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Database Developer
  • Database Engineer
  • Senior Database Engineer
  • Senior Database Developer
  • Hadoop Administrative

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Database Analyst / Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (395)
  • Amazon (269)
  • Array (264)
  • Deloitte (239)
  • Dell (222)

North Carolina

  • Dell (16)
  • Wells Fargo (9)
  • IBM (9)
  • Humana (8)
  • Deloitte (8)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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