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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:

Pay

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 £70,000 a year or more.

Salaries may include performance-related pay or bonus schemes.

Conditions

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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
9333
2.6 %
RISE
2023
9573
  United Kingdom
2018
118461
2.7 %
RISE
2023
121688

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

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.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417417
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Twitter: @bcs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IT.BCS/

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