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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 $101,400 - $141,100 annually

What does a Database Developer do?

Database developers create and implement computer databases for a range of organisations, usually within an IT department. 

Read more about the information technology industry.

What are the key skills of a Database Developer?

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

How to become a Database Developer

It's possible to work as a Database Developer without formal qualifications, however, employers may prefer candidates with qualifications in computer science.

Studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology can be a great study pathway if you want to learn some broad skills and knowledge in the IT field. 

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.

Employment for Database Developers is set to grow in the next five years, as of 2020. 

  • Average Hours Worked
    41 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Information technology
  • Job Growth
    Set to grow in the next five years, as of 2020. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - 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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