The current average salary of an
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.
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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.