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ETL Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Develops, tests and maintains the process of data extraction, transformation and loading (ETL), a data warehousing process used for pull data out of source systems and load them into a data warehouse solution.

Job Outlook

There were 283 ETL Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4907 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new ETL 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 $102,628.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $107,901.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for ETL Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $95,189.

Education and Experience

Posted ETL 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 Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree81%
Master's Degree13%
Doctoral Degree3%
Other2%

Posted ETL 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 years8%
3 to 5 years51%
6 to 8 years27%
9+ years13%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills ETL 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 (27%)
  • Troubleshooting (20%)
  • Writing (18%)
  • Problem Solving (18%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (17%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL) (96%)
  • SQL (76%)
  • Data Warehousing (55%)
  • Oracle (33%)
  • Informatica (29%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Shell Scripting (17%)
  • Business Intelligence (16%)
  • Data Analysis (16%)
  • Data Quality (16%)
  • Software Development (16%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • IBM InfoSphere (5%)
  • Database Schemas (5%)
  • Talend ETL (4%)
  • Database Administration (4%)
  • Data Modeling Star / Snowflake Schema (4%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.

  • Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) (3%) – marginal value $1,904

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Etl Developer
  • Datastage Developer
  • Senior Etl Developer
  • Etl Architect
  • Etl Test Lead

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 ETL Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Deloitte (87)
  • Travelers (59)
  • Definitive Logic Corporation (59)
  • Cynet Systems (54)
  • Indotronix International Corporation (37)

North Carolina

  • Cynet Systems (7)
  • Lincoln Financial Group (4)
  • Avance Consulting (4)
  • Vedainfo Inc (3)
  • Riim (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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