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SQL Developer

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.

Job Outlook

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:

Salary

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.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $99,096.

State

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.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree1%
Bachelor's Degree84%
Master's Degree11%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other2%

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 ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years13%
3 to 5 years58%
6 to 8 years21%
9+ years8%

Skills

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.

Baseline Skills

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%)

Defining Skills

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%)

Necessary Skills

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%)

Distinguishing Skills

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

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

United States

  • Flexential (50)
  • Change Healthcare (36)
  • Advance Auto Parts Incorporated (34)
  • Wells Fargo (32)
  • Charter Communications (29)

North Carolina

  • Charter Communications (7)
  • System Soft Technologies (4)
  • Wells Fargo (4)
  • Calypsoway (3)
  • Corus360 (3)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

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