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Database Administrator Job Description, Salary and Skills
« on: July 20, 2017, 01:57:10 PM »
Do you want a job as a database administrator? Here's information to help you land a job as a database administrator (DBA), including a job description, education requirements, and salary information.

Database Administrator Job Description
Database Administrators (DBAs) are responsible for the evaluation of database software purchases and supervise the modification of any existing database software.


They are responsible for maintaining the integrity and performance of company databases and guarantee that data is stored securely and optimally.

Through control access, DBAs ensure the security of company data. Their skills and technical expertise are desirable to many organizations, with the highest demand being in data-intensive organizations like insurance, finance, and content providers.

Education and Training
A bachelor's degree in information technology or computer science, along with advanced education and certifications are required to work as a database administrator. Many employers require three to five years of database experience, in addition to educational requirement.

Obtaining a certification specializing in various database management systems is also helpful.

Database Administrator Salaries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Database Administrators earned an average of $77,080 in 2012.

The bottom 10% of Database Administrators earned a mean salary of $42,930 and the top 10% earned at least $118,720.

Database Administrator (DBA) Skills
Here's a list of database administrator skills that employers seek in candidates for employment. Skills will vary based on the job for which you're applying, so also review our list of skills listed by job and type of skill.


A - G

Advise Management on Long-Term Capacity Plans and Growth
Assign Passwords and Maintain Database Access
Analyze and Recommend Database Improvements
Analyze Impact of Database Changes to the Business
Audit Database Access and Requests
Backup and Restore Data
Communicate Requirements to System Administrator
Comfortable Working With Production Servers
Configure Database Software
Continually Review Processes for Improvement
Debug Database Issues on Live Data
Deploy System Updates
Design and Build Database Management System
Develop and Test Methods to Synchronize Data
Develop and Secure Network Structures
Ensure Data is Secure
Ensure Databases Run Efficiently
Ensure Platform Availability
Extract Live Data
Guarantee Database Setup Meets Industry Requirements
H - M

Identify User Needs to Create and Administer Databases
Implement Backup and Recovery Plan
Install Database Software
Install Updates
Maintain Database
Merge Databases
Mine Data
Modify Databases to Specific User Requirements
Monitor Available Disk Space
N - S

Oversee Development of New Databases
Optimize Queries on Live Data
Plan Disk Storage Requirements
Proactively Tune Database in Production
Prevent Data Loss
Quickly Assess a Situation and Develop/Implement a Solution

Recover Lost Data
Repair Program Bugs
Research Emerging Technology
Review Existing Solutions
Set Security Permissions for Database
Setup Safety Measures to Recover Data
Solid Project Management Capabilities
Solid Understanding of Company’s Data Needs
Strong Technical and Interpersonal Communication
T - Z

Test Database to Ensure Everything Operates Efficiently Without Error
Test Recovery Plans
Thorough Knowledge of SQL
Troubleshoot Database Errors
Understanding of Popular Database Management Software (SQL and MySQL)
Update Database Permissions
Work Closely with Development Teams with Regards to Database Updates and Design

ref: https://www.thebalance.com/database-administrator-job-description-salary-and-skills-2061775