Database Developers Are In Demand

Kim Mays

Database developer skills are often wide ranging and complex, thus it can be difficult to pin down the right candidate when hiring for a DB development position. To assist you in creating a job description that will capture the right talent for the job, our IT Downloads section includes the sample Job Description: Senior Database Developer.

IT staffing and recruiting firm G.1440 provides this detailed job description, which includes typical salary range, description of expected tasks, and a list of technical skills, including:

  • Hands-on SQL-XML programming skills
  • .Net programming skills
  •  XML extraction and transformation
  • Ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex application problems, leverage tools and resources appropriately to identify solutions
  • Strong in SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) for ETL and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for report generation

According to VentureBeat, database professionals, including developers, are in demand and being paid well for their work. Even front-end database developers can make up to $109,200 in Silicon Valley, with senior-level developers averaging more, depending on experience and skill sets.

This job description will also be valuable for database developers who are seeking employment. Read through the description and see if your resume skill sets match those of a typical DB developer.

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