Database Administrator Jobs

Database Administrators are responsible for the planning, implementation, configuration and administration of database management systems. Database administrator jobs will also require candidates to keep data secure and troubleshoot the system to improve consumer experience. Database administrator roles are fast paced and often demanding, with databases underpinning the working of many organisations.

What does a database administrator do all day

The daily duties of a database administrator will consist of the following:

  • Ensure that the storage of data complies with the latest privacy legislations, including GDPR.
  • Properly dispose of data that is no longer relevant to the organisation, ensuring archiving functions are properly implemented.
  • Update and develop current databases, utilising the newest data handling software.
  • Write database documentation, including the development of queries that allow for easy data extraction when required.
  • Communicate with other IT employees throughout the organisation, such as IT Project Managers and Business Analysts , to ensure efficiency and security in information transfer.

Key skillsets to increase salary expectations

Successful data administrators have strong problem-solving skills and can apply analytical thinking to complex scenarios. Data administrators must also have a strong understanding of business IT, data manipulation languages and legislation such as the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (together the ‘Data Protection Laws’). Data administrators are now often required to work from home and therefore may have to work some unsociable hours. Data administrators work between 37-40 hours on average, with the average salary for data administrators ranging from £22,000 to £35,000- rising to £40,000-£45,000 with experience.

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