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SQL Developer

Find out how to become an SQL developer in the information technology sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an SQL Developer is $78,000 - 110,500 annually


SQL developers (also known as “Structured Query Language” developers) develop custom web applications and business databases. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 104,000 workers in 2017 to 119,000 by 2022. 60,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

SQL developers are well-versed in writing, testing, and debugging program code in accordance to business software or database requirements.

  • Must be proficient in programming languages and know how to write, diagnose and correct program code
  • Excellent communication skills to guide others on designing, implementing, and maintaining data systems
  • Able to implement security measures to protect data from loss or theft
  • Have a keen attention to detail for troubleshooting and pinpointing areas for improvement
  • Must be certified in Microsoft
  • Must be reliable and display high integrity in dealing with classified data

Quick facts

SQL developers are growing in demand within the Information Technology sector, and can find employment in most areas of Australia. Here are a few key facts on the role.

  • Average Hours Worked
    38.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; financial and insurance services; and public administration and safety
  • Average qualification level
    35.7% Bachelor Degree

* 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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