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Database Developer

Find out how to become a database developer and work in the information technology industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Database Developer is $77,000 - $116,750 annually


Database developers create and implement computer databases for a range of organisations, usually within an IT department. Employment for database developers to 2019 is expected to grow strongly. Employment in this large occupation remained stable over the last five years.

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Key skills

Database developers are responsible for the creation, deployment and secure running of organisational databases.

  • Liaise with clients to determine present and future organisational database needs
  • Design database systems to meet client requirements including database architecture, data tables and naming conventions
  • Ensure that database systems maintain effective backup, recovery, integrity and security
  • Develop and work within a systematic set of database testing and upgrading guidelines
  • Ensure that databases and database documentation comply with legal requirements
  • Work with external service providers to ensure an effective and robust database system

Quick facts

Working as a database developer gives you the opportunity to use your computer and information processing and analysis skills whilst making important decisions to solve problems.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Average qualification level
    32.6% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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