What does a SQL Developer do?

SQL developers develop SQL databases and write the applications that interface with them. They often design tables, store procedures, views, and functions. The development process usually consists of design tables, storing procedures, views, and functions. They create custom reports and modify user forms to enhance organizational productivity. Sometimes they design databases and ensure their stability, reliability, and performance.

SQL developers must develop high-quality database solutions to implement and optimize with stored procedures and functions using T SQL. They review and interpret ongoing business report requirements and research the required data. They build appropriate and effective reporting deliverables with existing SQL and analyze existing SQL queries for performance improvements. They investigate exceptions concerning asset movements. SQL developers need a bachelor's degree or master's degree in computer science, engineering, a related subject, and excellent knowledge of HTML and JavaScript, T SQL programming, and transparent data encryption.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

SQL Developer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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SQL Developer Career Path

Learn how to become a SQL Developer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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SQL Developer Insights

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Auditime Information SystemsAuditime Information Systems
SQL Developer
22 Oct 2020

“Although you leave anytime you have to pay 10% advanced bonus which is ridiculous.”

SQL Developer
20 Aug 2021

“all good and best work place to work and you will learn alot”

Silverlink TechnologiesSilverlink Technologies
Senior SQL Server Developer
26 Aug 2021

“HR highly dedicated and prompt to boarding process and keep a close company in career path.”

SQL Developer
10 Aug 2021

“Good good good good good”

SQL Developer
5 Jun 2021

“Good work and best mutual communications”

Oracle PL/SQL Developer
16 Jul 2021

“Nice place to work and”

Senior SQL Developer Leader
18 Jan 2021

“good company to learn and grow in career”

Cognizant Technology SolutionsCognizant Technology Solutions
Senior Oracle Pl/SQL Developer
5 Oct 2021

“Good place for learning and to grow in career”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a sql developer

When working as a sql developer, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are SQL Server Integration, Relational Database, SSRS Ssis, MS SQL Server and ETL.

The most similar professions to sql developer are:
  • Database Developer
  • Data Warehouse Architect
  • Data Engineer
  • Database Architect

The most common qualifications to become a sql developer is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.