Explore by Occupations

Select Occupation:

Database Administrators and Architects

What They Do:

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make necessary modifications.
  • Plan, coordinate and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files against accidental or unauthorized damage, modification or disclosure.
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems or direct programmers and analysts to make changes.
  • Specify users and user access levels for each segment of database.
  • Write and code logical and physical database descriptions and specify identifiers of database to management system or direct others in coding descriptions.
  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
  • Develop database architectural strategies at the modeling, design and implementation stages to address business or industry requirements.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
  • Set up database clusters, backup, or recovery processes.

Source: O*NET (2021)

Sample Job Titles:

  1. Database Administrator
  2. Database Analyst
  3. Data Officer
  4. Database Developer
  5. System Engineer

Source: O*NET (2021)

Outlook in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 1,548
Projected Annual Growth 0.6%
Average Entry Level Salary $50,400
Median Salary $89,800

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Database Administrators and Architects (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
2,459
Current Workforce
1,548

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Database Administration
  • Teradata DBA
  • Oracle
  • SQL Server
  • Database Design
  • Database Management
  • Python
  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL)
  • Data Warehousing

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

Outlook in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 5,548
Projected Annual Growth 1.1%
Average Entry Level Salary $67,800
Median Salary $115,900

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Database Administrators and Architects (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
9,959
Current Workforce
5,548

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Security Clearance (24%)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Python
  • Database Administration
  • Extraction Transformation and Loading (ETL)
  • Oracle
  • Teradata DBA
  • Linux
  • Big Data
  • Data Warehousing
  • Java

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

Outlook in the Richmond, VA MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 902
Projected Annual Growth 0.9%
Average Entry Level Salary $62,100
Median Salary $101,100

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Database Administrators and Architects (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
1,761
Current Workforce
902

Source: Burning Glass Technologies’ Labor Insight™ Real-time Labor Market Information tool. Analysis conducted in October 2021 by Greater Washington Partnership. Data above represents job postings from the past 12 months (January 2020 - December 2020).

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Python
  • Big Data
  • Scala
  • Apache Kafka
  • Java
  • Pipeline (Computing)
  • Data Warehousing
  • NoSQL
  • Apache Webserver

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

Largest Employers in Capital Region:

Back to Top of the Page