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Working As A MS SQL Developer

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $78,500

    Average Salary

What Does A MS SQL Developer Do

Software developers are the creative minds behind computer programs. Some develop the applications that allow people to do specific tasks on a computer or another device. Others develop the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.

Duties

Software developers typically do the following:

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design, test, and develop software to meet those needs
  • Recommend software upgrades for customers’ existing programs and systems
  • Design each piece of an application or a system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams (such as flowcharts) that instruct programmers how to write software code
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Document every aspect of an application or a system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Collaborate with other computer specialists to create optimum software

Software developers are in charge of the entire development process for a software program. They may begin by asking how the customer plans to use the software. They must identify the core functionality that users need from software programs. Software developers must also determine user requirements that are unrelated to the functionality of software, such as the level of security and performance needs. They design the program and then give instructions to programmers, who write computer code and test it.

If the program does not work as expected or if testers find it too difficult to use, software developers go back to the design process to fix the problems or improve the program. After the program is released to the customer, a developer may perform upgrades and maintenance.

Developers usually work closely with computer programmers. However, in some companies, developers write code themselves instead of giving instructions to the programmers.

Developers who supervise a software project from the planning stages through implementation sometimes are called information technology (IT) project managers. These workers monitor the project’s progress to ensure that it meets deadlines, standards, and cost targets. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

The following are examples of types of software developers:

Applications software developers design computer applications, such as word processors and games, for consumers. They may create custom software for a specific customer or commercial software to be sold to the general public. Some applications software developers create complex databases for organizations. They also create programs that people use over the Internet and within a company’s intranet.

Systems software developers create the systems that keep computers functioning properly. These could be operating systems for computers that the general public buys or systems built specifically for an organization. Often, systems software developers also build the system’s interface, which is what allows users to interact with the computer. Systems software developers are creating the operating systems that control most of the consumer electronics in use today, including the systems in phones or cars.

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How To Become A MS SQL Developer

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree in computer science and strong computer programming skills.

Education

Software developers usually have a bachelor’s degree, typically in computer science, software engineering, or a related field. A degree in mathematics is also acceptable. Computer science degree programs are the most common, because they tend to cover a broad range of topics. Students should focus on classes related to building software in order to better prepare themselves for work in the occupation. For some positions, employers may prefer a master’s degree.

Although writing code is not their first priority, developers must have a strong background in computer programming. They usually gain this experience in school. Throughout their career, developers must keep up to date on new tools and computer languages.

Software developers also need skills related to the industry in which they work. Developers working in a bank, for example, should have knowledge of finance so that they can understand a bank’s computing needs.

Other Experience

Many students gain experience in software development by completing an internship at a software company while in college.

Some software developers first work as computer programmers and then are given more responsibility as they gain experience. Eventually, they become developers.

Advancement

Software developers can advance to become information technology (IT) project managers, also called computer and information systems managers, a position in which they oversee the software development process.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Developers must analyze users’ needs and then design software to meet those needs.

Communication skills. Developers must be able to give clear instructions to others working on a project. They must also explain to their customers how the software works and answer any questions that arise.

Computer skills. Developers must understand computer capabilities and programming languages in order to design effective software.

Creativity. Developers are the creative minds behind new computer software.

Detail oriented. Developers often work on many parts of an application or system at the same time and must therefore be able to concentrate and pay attention to detail.

Interpersonal skills. Software developers must be able to work well with others who contribute to designing, developing, and programming successful software.

Problem-solving skills. Because developers are in charge of software from beginning to end, they must be able to solve problems that arise throughout the design process.

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MS SQL Developer Career Paths

MS SQL Developer
Sql/Ssrs/Ssis Developer Business Intelligence Developer Business Consultant
Business Intelligence Manager
10 Yearsyrs
BI Developer BI Consultant Senior Consultant
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Ssis Developer Ssrs Developer ETL Developer
ETL Lead
6 Yearsyrs
Sql/Ssrs/Ssis Developer BI Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Developer
6 Yearsyrs
BI Developer Senior Software Engineer
Lead Technician
6 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Support Analyst Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Ssrs Developer BI Developer Senior Software Engineer
Senior .NET Developer
6 Yearsyrs
ETL Developer Data Analyst
Senior Data Analyst-
6 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Senior Oracle Database Administrator
Senior Database Administrator
9 Yearsyrs
Ssrs Developer SQL BI Developer BI Developer
Senior ETL Developer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Consultant Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Senior Database Administrator Oracle Consultant
Senior Pl-Sql Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Developer SQL BI Developer Data Analyst
Senior Programmer Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst
6 Yearsyrs
SQL BI Developer Tableau Developer Development Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
SQL BI Developer
Senior Sql/Report Developer
6 Yearsyrs
ETL Developer Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst
Senior Systems Analyst
7 Yearsyrs
SQL Database Administrator Information Technology Manager Windows System Administrator
Senior Systems Engineer
8 Yearsyrs
Development Administrator Sharepoint Developer Front End Developer
Senior Web Developer
6 Yearsyrs
Business Intelligence Developer Business Consultant Senior Consultant
Solutions Architect
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Pl/Sql Developer 2.6 years
SQL BI Developer 2.3 years
Developer 2.2 years
Database Developer 2.1 years
MS SQL Developer 2.0 years
BI Developer 1.9 years
Reports Developer 1.9 years
SQL Developer 1.9 years
Ssrs Developer 1.8 years
Ssis Developer 1.5 years
Top Employers Before
Developer 4.1%
Server 2.6%
Top Employers After
Developer 6.4%
Consultant 1.5%

MS SQL Developer Demographics

Gender

Male

68.2%

Female

29.2%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

48.6%

Asian

37.8%

Hispanic or Latino

6.5%

Unknown

4.8%

Black or African American

2.2%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

30.0%

French

20.0%

Portuguese

10.0%

Saurashtra

10.0%

Carrier

10.0%

Mandarin

10.0%

Arabic

10.0%
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MS SQL Developer Education

Schools

New Jersey Institute of Technology

11.9%

University of Bridgeport

9.5%

Temple University

9.5%

New York University

7.1%

More Tech Institute

7.1%

University of Memphis

7.1%

Webster University

4.8%

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

4.8%

Queens College of the City University of New York

4.8%

Bellevue College

4.8%

University of Central Missouri

4.8%

Loyola University of Chicago

4.8%

Tri-County Technical College

2.4%

Southern Connecticut State University

2.4%

Centre College

2.4%

University of New Haven

2.4%

Wilmington University

2.4%

California State University - Fullerton

2.4%

University of Florida

2.4%

University of North Texas

2.4%
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Majors

Computer Science

30.0%

Electrical Engineering

12.9%

Engineering

7.6%

Business

5.7%

Mechanical Engineering

5.7%

Information Technology

5.2%

Finance

4.3%

Computer Engineering

4.3%

Computer Information Systems

3.3%

Computer Applications

3.3%

Management Information Systems

2.4%

Accounting

2.4%

Chemistry

2.4%

International Business

1.9%

Project Management

1.9%

Management

1.4%

Information Sciences

1.4%

Information Systems

1.4%

Dietetics

1.4%

Management Science

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.7%

Masters

35.6%

Other

10.0%

Diploma

2.1%

Doctorate

2.1%

Certificate

1.3%

Associate

1.3%
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Real MS SQL Developer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
MS Dynamics Developer Pinebridge Investments Holdings U.S., LLC New York, NY Jun 26, 2013 $120,000
MS Dynamics Developer Pinebridge Investments Holdings U.S., LLC New York, NY Aug 21, 2013 $120,000
MS Dynamics Developer Pinebridge Investments Holdings U.S., LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2013 $120,000
MS Dynamics-Developer Ascend Learning, LLC Walnut Creek, CA Mar 30, 2015 $105,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer Benefit Cosmetics LLC San Francisco, CA Jan 11, 2016 $96,900 -
$120,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer V.L.S Systems, Inc. South San Francisco, CA Jul 06, 2013 $95,326
MS Dynamics AX Developer Benefit Cosmetics LLC San Francisco, CA Feb 03, 2015 $93,270 -
$95,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer National Oilwell Varco, L.P. Houston, TX Jan 19, 2015 $90,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer V.L.S Systems, Inc. East Hanover, NJ Jun 04, 2015 $89,600
MS Dynamics AX Developer V.L.S Systems, Inc. East Hanover, NJ Nov 18, 2015 $87,500
MS Dynamics AX Developer V.L.S Systems, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Oct 24, 2013 $85,100
MSS Developer Prodapt North America Greenville, SC May 29, 2015 $80,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer Benefit Cosmetics LLC San Francisco, CA Oct 01, 2014 $80,000 -
$90,000
MSS Developer Prodapt North America Greenville, SC Jun 15, 2015 $78,500
MS Dynamics AX/X++ Developer MBS DEV, Inc. Englewood, CO Sep 14, 2015 $75,000 -
$85,000
MS Dynamics AX/X++ Developer Enavate, Inc. Englewood, CO Sep 14, 2015 $75,000 -
$85,000
MS Dynamics AX Developer Sarayu Consultants Inc. Schaumburg, IL Aug 07, 2016 $71,843
MS Dynamics AX Developer Sarayu Consultants Inc. Cherry Hill, NJ Nov 04, 2016 $70,845
MS Dynamics AX Developer Sarayu Consultants Inc. Cherry Hill, NJ Apr 11, 2016 $70,845
MS Dynamics AX Developer Sarayu Consultants Inc. Schaumburg, IL Apr 04, 2016 $68,931
DEP Programmer 5-MS Developer Net2Source Inc. Harrisburg, PA Dec 12, 2013 $68,000 -
$72,000

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Top Skills for A MS SQL Developer

DatabaseObjectsSQLServerAnalysisProceduresSsrsT-SqlSsisPackagesETLWindowsServerDataWarehouseSsasQueryAnalyzerSQLServerProfilerBusinessRequirementsColumnConstraintsDTSXMLErrorOlapSub-Reports

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Top MS SQL Developer Skills

  1. Database Objects
  2. SQL Server Analysis
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created database objects like Tables, Indexes, Stored Procedures, Views, User Defined Functions, Cursors and Triggers.
  • Configured dimensions, and measures groups using SQL Server Analysis Services.
  • Created and modified existing stored procedures, triggers, views, indexes.
  • Designed and developed matrix and tabular reports with drill down, drill through and drop down menu option using SSRS.
  • Created and modified various Stored Procedures used in the application using T-SQL.

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