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SQL Developer

Specialise in the SQL programming language to update, retrieve and manage data as an SQL Developer.

What's it like to be a SQL Developer?

SQL Developers specialise in the design, testing and implementation of software using the SQL (Structured Query Language) programming language. SQL is designed to update or retrieve data from a database, and is widely used in business and database administration, particularly enterprise-scale businesses that store and manage massive amounts of data.

Tasks and duties

  • Determining project requirements by collaborating with clients and team members.
  • Designing solutions and features that meet the specific project requirements or objectives.
  • Write and modify programming code.
  • Testing code for bugs and implementing fixes.
  • Solving problems using logic and methodical testing processes.
  • Developing testing and validation processes.
  • Deploying code to the live environment.
SQL Developers commonly work to a process known as the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), which contains six stages: analysis, design, development and testing, implementation, documentation, and evaluation.
SQL Developers may be employed at companies where new software is created, at digital agencies or within the IT department of a business. Like other Software Developers, they may also work freelance on a contractual basis.

What can I earn as a SQL Developer?

The most common salary  for a SQL Developer is between $95k and $110k
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How to become a SQL Developer

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It is possible to work as a SQL Developer without formal qualifications, however, a qualification in computer science may be advantageous.
  1. Complete a qualification such a Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715) or a Bachelor degree majoring in Software Development.
  2. Consider completing an internship program while studying. This will provide you with hands on experience as well as mentorship from experienced Software Developers.
  3. Complete an online or in-person course or “coding camp” specialising in SQL.

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Duration 18 wks - 4 yrs
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What skills are employers looking for?

Employers want:

  • Reporting
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Results orientation
  • Data migration

Shortlisted applicants:

  • Administration
  • Team work
  • Adaptability
  • Networking
  • Programming language
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How do SQL Developers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 6 SQL Developers surveyed on SEEK

Latest reviews

5 out of 5Jan 2019
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
The good things
Data cannot tell lies, so it is interesting to working with data and catch the useful information from these data.
The challenges
sometimes it is a little bit boring because you have to watching your computer all day.
2 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Superannuation
The good things
Good fun to solve tricky problems, but IT theses days is all about just get it done don't care we'll think about that later and agile is an excuse for companies to do whatever. Sadly the days of struc...
The challenges
Don't do it
4 out of 5Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Computer Science
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
IT
The good things
SQL Developer is a very important role in my department, working with data is very interesting thing.
The challenges
You have to learn many new technologies, sometimes the work is very boring and you need to be very paitent.
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Business Intelligence
The good things
There is always new challenges and being able to overcome these challenges is so rewarding
The challenges
Quick thinker to come up with a solution when require
5 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Information Technology
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Azure SQL
The good things
Challenging Tasks and variety of work. Also amazed with the new features released in SQL coding every year.
The challenges
Creativity, problem solving and analytical skills are mandatory to be successful in this career
4 out of 5Oct 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Computer Science
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
ICT
The good things
Deliver things very fast and oportunity to know the whole company. Nos necessary to be a marvelous programmer. Only need to be focus in data technologies.
The challenges
many diferent ways to do the same thing. depends of the technology that the company has you will be working on that path.
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What are the job opportunities for SQL Developers?

Find out how the job market is trending

Job opportunities

SQL Developer jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growth

National increase over next 5 years
21%
2018
2023
Source: LMIP. Software and Applications Programmers
Latest SQL Developer jobs on SEEK
Robert Half Technology
Melbourne > CBD & Inner Suburbs
You will be working to design, build and develop a new server with the right database architecture and maintain existing databases.
Genesis IT&T P/L
Melbourne > Western Suburbs
AWS/SQL | Competitive Package | Close to the Melbourne Airport
HorizonOne Recruitment
ACT
Interesting SQL Dev opportunity. Converting legacy reports & bridging reports from 2 database systems (SQL Server 2012) | SQL Queries & Optimization
HiTech Personnel
Sydney > North Shore & Northern Beaches
Leading Edge Technology - Digital Modernisation Project / Long term contract + EXTENSIONS! Take part in delivering the latest Government projects!!
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