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PeopleSoft Developers Enjoy Stimulating Work and High Salaries with Training

Diana Gray
Sr. Principal Curriculum Product Manager

Have you wondered what it’s like to work as a PeopleSoft Developer? It’s an interesting line of work, and it pays well, too.


What Does a PeopleSoft Developer Do?

Peoplesoft Developers support development and integration of new Peoplesoft applications and modules and perform operations, maintenance, and enhancement work. Activities include:

  • Designing
  • Coding
  • Testing
  • Debugging
  • Documenting system enhancements

Developers must be able to propose solutions for user needs, design, and develop those solutions, and work with business users to conduct and complete testing and deployment activities.

PeopleSoft software is used to perform everyday operations including Human Resources, Financials, and Customer Relationship Data Management.


How to Get Started as a PeopleSoft Developer

To work in this field, you’ll need to know how PeopleSoft applications address complex business requirements and enable organizations to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and provide a lower cost of ownership.

If you work in a large corporation, you might support a variety of departments that use PeopleSoft applications for human resource management systems (HRMS), customer relationship management (CRM), financials and supply chain management (FSCM), and enterprise performance management (EPM).

Having a background in computer software or computer science and having prior coding experience are good first steps to becoming a PeopleSoft developer. Another step is to take an Oracle Structured Query Language (SQL) course, which will allow you to extract data from the PeopleSoft database into usable reports. Oftentimes this is needed when you work with Business Intelligence (BI) and when unifying various aspects of the software to develop for a desired outcome.

You’ll be able to earn enough to support a comfortable lifestyle. In fact, it’s a good time to be a PeopleSoft developer as salaries continue to rise.

According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual salary for PeopleSoft developers in the United States in 2019 is $131,649. Those with additional experience, senior PeopleSoft developers, see an annual average salary of $181,400.1


Train To Become a PeopleSoft Developer

If this career interests you, Oracle University can help. We offer top-notch training and certification for the following PeopleSoft product categories:

PeopleSoft HCM

With the help of PeopleSoft Human Capital Management training, you can learn to use an intelligent system that forecasts, deploys, tracks, and manages employee activities. Learn how to set up, administer, and use HCM applications to manage the payroll, benefits, and talent applications in your workplace.

Become certified to show that you know how to deliver a solution that manages global employees on a single, intelligent system.

PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management (FSCM)

PeopleSoft Financial Management training teaches you how to implement, manage, and use these applications to achieve maximum efficiency with financial processes. See how to meet financial and statutory requirements, and deliver greater visibility into business-critical information.

By earning PeopleSoft Financial Management certifications, you show employers that you have the skills to make the most of these applications.

PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management

Oracle PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management is a flexible solution that drives efficiencies in cost savings over your entire supply chain—including your plan-to-produce and order-to-cash business processes. When you take PeopleSoft Supply Chain Management training, you learn how this solution connects suppliers and customers with your business processes.

Higher Education (Campus Solutions)

With Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions training, you learn how to work with solutions that connect faculty, students and alumni at over 800 higher education campuses, in 20+ countries.

By earning related certifications, you'll prove you have the skills necessary to effectively use this higher education administrative suite.

PeopleTools – Tools and Technology

PeopleTools provides a comprehensive development toolset that supports the development and runtime of PeopleSoft applications. With PeopleTools - Tools and Technology training, learn to build, customize, and maintain PeopleSoft applications, and find out how to integrate these applications with PeopleSoft databases.

Become certified to prove yourself proficient at developing, implementing and customizing PeopleSoft Enterprise applications with PeopleTools.


Learn 24/7 for a Full Year With a Learning Subscription

Need digital training that evolves, in real-time, with changes in PeopleSoft applications and technology? Subscribe for 12 months of 24/7 access to a comprehensive set of training videos and product demos delivered by Oracle experts.

If you are a User Group member, you can take advantage of special discounts on the PeopleSoft Learning Subscriptions. Choose from the following two options:

PeopleSoft Applications Learning Subscription

Benefit from 434 videos and 95 hours of content in this online training option, ideal for configuration consultants, functional implementers, end users, and implementation consultants. Experience instruction from true PeopleSoft experts.

Learn how to use applications that offer greater visibility into critical information with a single, accurate view of all project-related activities. This learning subscription provides you with one attempt to take an Oracle Certification exam at no additional charge during the subscription period.

PeopleSoft PeopleTools Learning Subscription

With this annual subscription, you will learn how to develop applications that incorporate PeopleSoft data. See how to empower users with access to PeopleSoft information and analytic content.

From developers to system administrators to implementers and business analysts, all of your team members can benefit from multiple training topic areas within this comprehensive learning subscription.

Each subscription includes one attempt to take the PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.5x Implementation Essentials Oracle Certification exam at no additional charge during the subscription period.


Interested in Getting Started as a PeopleSoft Developer?

Take the initiative to become a PeopleSoft developer by looking for opportunities in your current workplace, or contact Human Resources departments of companies you know are using PeopleSoft applications.


1. Salary range references current as of December 2019 according to ZipRecruiter


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