Database Administrator Career

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Database Administrator

A Database Administrator is essentially the guardian of all the data stored by their organisation. All database systems need maintenance, and the Database Administrator is the one to carry it out. Without this role in place, sharing and accessing data in an organisation would be impractical and insecure, not to mention time-consuming. A Database Administrator makes easy data access and sharing possible.

What type of person do I need to be?

Being analytical with a close attention to detail will benefit you in this role, as will having good organisational skills and being able to perform under pressure. Good problem solving skills will also come in useful as a Database Administrator.

What Skills Do I Need As A Database Administrator

In order to perform as a Database Administrator, you will need to have an understanding of the various database management systems, as well as the database software that your organisation uses. You should also be able to work with SQL and know how to implement a reliable recovery system. Knowledge of legal requirements involved in data storage is also important.

What Will I Be Doing As A Database Administrator?

As a Database Administrator, you may be involved in designing the database system, or simply maintaining an existing database system. This entails matching the functionality of the database with the needs of its users and ensuring that it continues to provide this functionality. You will also need to manage who has the authorisation to access which data and ensure that the database cannot be accessed by third parties.

£100000,00+ p/a

AVERAGE SALARY: £31000,00 p/a

ENTRY SALARY: £20000,00+ p/a


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Why do organisations need Database Administrators?

Depending on the industry, an organisation might use it’s database system for recording client information, sales information or employee records. This information is all pivotal to the organisation’s operations and without a competent Database Administrator, the organisation could be in the dark on all of this info.

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