What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Develops, test and maintains database structures and processes. Specializes in the structured query language (SQL) processes and structures. Provides support for software, product and client needs addressed through the database systems.
There were 260 SQL Developer job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4407 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Database Administrator industry, which includes the SQL Developer career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new SQL 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $99,096.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $103,265.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for SQL Developer postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $90,938.
Education and Experience
Posted SQL 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.
Posted SQL 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||13%|
|3 to 5 years||58%|
|6 to 8 years||21%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills SQL 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Troubleshooting (32%)
- Communication Skills (31%)
- Writing (26%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (23%)
- Problem Solving (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- SQL (100%)
- SQL Server (48%)
- Microsoft Sql Server Integration Services (SSIS) (38%)
- Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL) (38%)
- Transact-SQL (32%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Oracle (18%)
- Software Development (17%)
- Relational Databases (16%)
- Microsoft C# (16%)
- Microsoft Power BI (15%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Data Architecture (6%)
- Relational DataBase Management System (RDBMS) (6%)
- SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) (6%)
- Informatica (5%)
- PostgreSQL (5%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with SQL Developer skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Sql Developer
- Senior Sql Developer
- Sql Database Developer
- Ultipro Hrit Sql Developer
- Sql Bi Developer
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.
- PL / SQL Developer
- ETL Developer
- Database Analyst / Developer
- SQL Server Database Administrator
- Vb.Net Developer
- Business Intelligence Developer / Architect
- .NET Developer / Engineer
- Data Warehouse Developer
- Oracle Developer
Here are the employers that have posted the most SQL Developer jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Flexential (50)
- Change Healthcare (36)
- Advance Auto Parts Incorporated (34)
- Wells Fargo (32)
- Charter Communications (29)
- Charter Communications (7)
- System Soft Technologies (4)
- Wells Fargo (4)
- Calypsoway (3)
- Corus360 (3)
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!