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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.

Source: O*NET (2019)

Sample Job Titles:

  1. Database Administrator
  2. Data Engineer
  3. Oracle Database Administrator
  4. Database Developer
  5. Database Engineer

Source: O*NET (2019)

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 $87,600

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

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

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

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

  • Security Clearance (19%)

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
  • Big Data
  • Data Warehousing
  • Java
  • Linux

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 $107,900

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

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

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

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

  • Security Clearance (19%)

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
  • Big Data
  • Data Warehousing
  • Java
  • Linux

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 $97,700

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

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

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

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

  • Security Clearance (19%)

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
  • Big Data
  • Data Warehousing
  • Java
  • Linux

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

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