SQL Sever 2008 - DB Administrator vs. DB Developer Job Market/Salary comparison RRS feed

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  • I'm looking for feedback on the differences in the current job market and salaries for SQL Server 2008 DB Administrators and SQL Server 2008 DB Developers.

    I realize this is influenced by region, experience level, individual position requirements etc.

    However, generally speaking, which position is in greater demand today and which position provides the higher salary?


    Friday, February 17, 2012 6:26 PM


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  • Hi AJQue,

    In my knowledge DB Devleoper Demand is more than DB Admin.

    but we can not say which postiion provide you higher salary. It's depend on your experience, City / Country Location.



    Friday, February 17, 2012 6:30 PM
  • Where I live DBA's are  more in demand than DBD's.  Can't help you with which salaries are higher as it depends on experience and location.

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    Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:14 AM
  • In my experience the DBD is used more in the BI function/role and most software developers are expected to familiar enough to write SQL queries, views, stored procs and functions. There rarely tends to be a specific DBD role. Mainly because this is seen to be a new role and a division of the software developers SQL skills. Business Intelligence developers are more specialised and are required to design and build cubes that the data analysts can consume.

    DBAs however are a different breed and they are usually found in any company that has a decent sized database infrastructure because of the need to keep them running 24/7

    Like the other posters, I tend to see more DBA than specialised DBD positions.

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    • Proposed as answer by Mr. Wharty Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:34 AM
    • Marked as answer by AJQue Monday, February 20, 2012 2:38 AM
    Saturday, February 18, 2012 7:05 PM