Database Administrator

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Database administrators (DBAs) design, manage and update computer databases which store large amounts of information. They are also responsible for the accuracy and security of the database.

The Work

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries tend to be around £22,000 to £26,000 a year. With experience earnings can be £35,000 to £50,000 a year or more and at senior level could be up to £60,000 a year or more.

Salaries may include performance-related pay or bonus schemes.


Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are in the technical departments of all sectors in industry and commerce: banks, building societies, computer and telecommunications companies, hospitals, insurance companies, retail, transport, central and local government, colleges and universities.

Job opportunities are good, but entry is competitive.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT why not take a look at the Tech Future Careers website. You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.


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