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Database Administrator


A database administrator is someone who uses software to store and organize data, such as financial information and customer shipping records. They make sure that data is available to users and is secure from unauthorized access. Database administrators work in many different types of industries, including computer systems design and related services firms, insurance companies, banks, and hospitals.

Career Path

  •   Database Administrator
  •   IT project management
  •   systems analysis

Main Activity

  • Ensure that organizational data is secure

  • Back up and restore data to prevent data loss

  • Identify user needs to create and administer databases

  • Ensure that the database operates efficiently and without error

  • Make and test modifications to the database structure when needed

  • Maintain the database and update permissions

  • Merge old databases into new ones


  • Starter: £22,000 to £25,000
  • Experienced: £25,000 to £35,000
  • Highly Experienced: £50,000 to £70,000


  •   Analytical Skill
  •   Detail Oriented
  •   Logical thinking
  •   Problem-solving skills
  •   The ability to work well under pressure