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Oracle Developer

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Designs, codes, and maintains Oracle databases within a company. Prepares coding documentation and provides technical assistance to other developers. analyzes user and business requirements and designs and implements appropriate solutions.

Job Outlook

There were 50 Oracle Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1318 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business Intelligence Architect / Developer industry, which includes the Oracle Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Oracle 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 $106,592.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $109,831.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Oracle Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $96,860.

Education and Experience

Posted Oracle 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 Degree2%
Bachelor's Degree83%
Master's Degree10%
Doctoral Degree1%
Other4%

Posted Oracle 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 years9%
3 to 5 years42%
6 to 8 years32%
9+ years16%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Oracle 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 (31%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
  • Troubleshooting (23%)
  • Problem Solving (17%)
  • Planning (13%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Oracle (74%)
  • SQL (63%)
  • Oracle PL/SQL (43%)
  • Peoplesoft (24%)
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) (23%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) (19%)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite (18%)
  • Performance tuning (12%)
  • Shell Scripting (12%)
  • Business Process (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • SQL Server (7%)
  • Informatica (7%)
  • Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) (6%)
  • Apex Code (4%)
  • Oracle Reports (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.

  • Peoplesoft Security (2%) – marginal value $3,337
  • Apex Code (4%) – marginal value $1,966

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Peoplesoft Developer
  • Oracle Ebs Developer
  • Obiee Developer
  • Senior Oracle Ebs Developer
  • Obiee Developer - Csi-It

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

United States

  • Deloitte (90)
  • CACI (22)
  • General Dynamics (20)
  • Anthem Blue Cross (18)
  • CGI Group (14)

North Carolina

  • XPO Logistics (4)
  • Bank of America (3)
  • Cynet Systems (3)
  • Jtec Consulting (2)
  • Ved Software Services, Inc (2)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!