SQL Developer Resume Template & Examples

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If you’re a SQL developer, then you know how hard it is to stand out from the crowd when it comes to job applications. You need to be ready with your resume and cover letter, but they need to be perfect.

So what should you do?

In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a resume that gets noticed—and helps you land your first job as a SQL developer.

Let’s get started.

Methodology

To build our sql developer resume guide, we analyzed 118 sql developer resumes and 35 sql developer job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good sql developer resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Sql developer resume objective data + sql developer objective examples

Do sql developer’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for sql developer’s specifically:

  • 16% of sql developer’s included an objective section
  • 63% of sql developer’s included a professional summary
  • 31% of sql developer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Sql developer resume objective examples

Productive and meticulous software developer able to hit KPIs independently or as part of a team. Looking to join a reputable company as a software developer to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

Grounded and productive software developer able to succeed independently or collaboratively team. Looking to join a reputable company as a software developer to help meet aggressive benchmarks.

8 years of experience in Information Technology, with specializing in Software Quality Assurance Testing, proficient in testing on Client/Server and Web based applications and experience on Core Java, OOPS concepts

Data Analyst with experience using python, Tableau, Python, Power BI, Excel, and PowerPoint for obtaining actionable insights and helping business teams make data-driven decisions. Strong experience in Tableau Desktop & Power BI, designed and developed multiple advanced visualization reports and dashboards using relational databases like SQL server and MySQL.

Power BI and SQL BI developer with 6+ Years of experience in Database Design Development, ETL Implementation and support of OLAP/OLTP/Data warehouse systems using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 across various SDLC environments.


Skills for sql developer resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on sql developer resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common sql developer resume skills

Most common hard skills for sql developer resumes: database design and modeling, analytical skills, data warehousing, database management systems, and data mining.


Most common soft skills for sql developer resumes: interpersonal skills, logical thinking, detail oriented, communication skills, and problem-solving skills


Other good sql developer resume skills

  • Software development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • SQLite
  • Spring Framework
  • AJAX
  • AngularJS
  • Scala
  • Oracle Database
  • JUnit
  • Git
  • Eclipse
  • REST
  • Maven
  • Python
  • Database design

Sql developer skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Sql developer skills example 1

Software development | management | css | sqlite | informatica | jquery| spring framework

Sql developer skills example 2

HTML | analytical skills | ajax | analytical skills | angularjs | analytical skills | scala

Sql developer skills example 3

Maven | oracle database | creativity | communication skills | git | analytical skills | eclipse

Work experience for sql developer resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for sql developer resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for sql developer jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Sql developer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Sql Developer

Gekko & Co, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze the results of their experiments
  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Collaborate with scientists and engineers to solve complex computing problems
  • Create and test applications, interfaces, and navigation menus for a website
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Sql Developer

Eco Focus, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Create prototypes and mockups of websites or applications
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Develop SQL Databases
  • Writing optimized SQL queries for integration with other applications
  • Conduct database troubleshooting

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sql Developer Intern

Obelus Concepts, 2007-2012

Responsibilities

  • Perform server maintenance
  • Gather requirements
  • Enhance and improve systems
  • Designing database tables and dictionaries
  • Developing scripts, procedures and triggers for application development

Education for sql developer resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, sql developer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 486 sql developer resumes

  • 1% sql developer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 53% sql developer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 44% sql developer resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% sql developer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Sql developer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • The Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Kappa

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

Piedmont Community College, 2017

Certifications for sql developer resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help sql developer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Sql developer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Analytics Developer Expert Certification

Adobe Systems Incorporated, 2019

AWS Certified Developer – Associate

Amazon.com Web Services, 2017

CERTIFICATIONS

Adobe Analytics Developer Expert Certification, AWS Certified Developer – Associate, Adobe Analytics Developer Expert Certification

Sql developer resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 486 sql developer resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by sql developer’s and sql developer employers.

The most common action verbs on sql developer resumes are: design, code, test, process, and create.

The most common action verbs on sql developer job postings are: develop, build, report, implement, and lead.

Other action verbs for sql developer resumes: 

  • Review
  • Document
  • Manage
  • Engineer
  • Improve
  • Track
  • Built
  • Program
  • Perform
  • Run
  • Review
  • Document
  • Manage
  • Engineer
  • Improve

Full sql developer resume example

We created a couple complete sql developer resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Sql developer resume example

Jill Carlson
Sql Developer

4325 Olen Thomas Drive, Seymour, TX


Data Analyst with experience using python, Tableau, Python, Power BI, Excel, and PowerPoint for obtaining actionable insights and helping business teams make data-driven decisions. Strong experience in Tableau Desktop & Power BI, designed and developed multiple advanced visualization reports and dashboards using relational databases like SQL server and MySQL.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Sql Developer

Gekko & Co, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Optimizing existing data models including changing the load scripts to load data in an optimized way to achieve a reduction of loading time, simplifying complex expression in the front end and improving layout structures.
  • Configured and maintained report manager and report server for Power BI gateway.
  • Well experienced in writing DAX functions and utilized it to achieve maximum functionality for the dashboards and reports.
  • Developed Calculated Columns and Measures using DAX in Power BI to create Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) visuals and dashboards to meet and satisfy client needs on Power BI Desktop.

Associate Sql Developer

Eco Focus, 2017-2022

Responsibilities

  • Develop and Design reports, dashboards, scorecards, and visual analytics for engineering team using Microsoft Power BI and related tools.
  • Worked with Azure synapse analytics with the engineering teams to creating external table, creating views and pipelines.
  • Join, Union All, flat file source and destination, OLE DB source and destination, excel source and destination
  • Designed SQL database with control and audit schema tables to maintain historical data and error handling

Sql Developer Intern

Obelus Concepts, 2007-2016

Responsibilities

  • Created new database objects like Procedures, Functions, Packages, Triggers, Indexes and Views using T-SQL in Development and Production
  • Improved Performance of the database by creating Clustered and non-clustered Indexes and by optimizing the T-SQL statements using SQL profiler
  • Extracted, manipulated, and analysed health care and retail data using Teradata from multiple sources to derive and visualize actionable insights for decision-making.
  • Designed summary data layers by integrating and manipulating data from disparate sources to support planned analyses, using SAS and SQL.

CERTIFICATIONS

Oracle Cloud Platform Content and Experience 2021 Certified Specialist Certification

Oracle Corporation, 2019

Microsoft Certified: Power Platform Developer Associate

Microsoft Corporation, 2017


SKILLS

Software development | spring framework | jquery | analytical skills | analytical skills | html5 | oracle database


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2019

Associate of Science

Piedmont Community College, 2017

What experts say about sql developer resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Your resume should have your clearly-defined portfolio at the top of the page where a recruiter can go click on that link and look at it. Additionally, your portfolio should have three or four business level projects that they can click on and use easily to see what you can do.” – Resume mistakes to avoid for a Junior Developer


” Think about the role that you’re trying to go for then target your resume to apply for that specific role.” – Ex-Googler Resume Tips for software engineers


” One of the most important and useful parts of your resume is the technical skills section. Here you will need to mention all the programming languages you know, operating systems and any tools relevant to the position.” – Oracle Developer Sample Resume Tips CV Format

Want help with your sql developer resume?

Resumes are a pain in the neck, “we get it”. But no matter if you’re a junior developer or a senior leader, an employer needs to “see” who you are.

We hope this guide helps you understand what exactly makes a great SQL developer resume. If there are any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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