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Want to become Database Administrator? Then, here’s the complete guide

Sep 15, 2017 12:04 IST
    The comprehensive guide to becoming a Data Administrator!
    The comprehensive guide to becoming a Data Administrator!

    The confidential and important data are valuable and incontrovertible assets for an organisation. And the demand for the Database Administrator will always remain at the highest priority of the organisations, companies, and institutes as long as the data are there. So, there is no doubt whether your future as a Database Administrator is secured or not.

    To know all that you need to know for becoming a Database Administrator, keep the reading continue as here we have given all you need to know to embark your career journey as Database Administrator.

    Responsibilities

    As a tech savvy, you may be little bit acquainted with what does a Database Administrator do, but the college students and other common people may not. For those who aren’t aware of the basic responsibilities that one needs to do, here we are enlisting the responsibilities of a Database Administrator.

    • Identifying the needs of the company for information management and creating a database to meet those needs of the company. 
    • Merging old and new database to ensure the databases are operating smoothly and correctly.
    • Ensuring that the information stored in databases are secured and fixing the problems related to database if there is any.
    • Making sure that databases of the company are operational, and easily searchable.

    Required skills

    As a Database Administrator, you need to do all that is required to safeguard the company’s confidential and incontrovertible data while paying heed to the other important aspects related to Database Management. It’s tricky, complex, and of course, heady job that required specific set of what we have cited below as skills.

    • Negotiation, communication and teamwork skills
    • Understanding of business and its IT requirements. 
    • Be updated with new developments in the technology.
    • Knowledge of Information legislations. 
    • Analytical and problem solving skills
    • Knowledge of basic database design’s principles and data manipulation languages. 

    Education

    Any candidate who is having bachelors or master degree in computer science can begin career as Database Administrator. In fact, an associate’s degree or certificate is also sufficient to begin career in this field. Since, the Database Administrators bear the responsibility to secure the highly sensitive and valuable data of the company, so the companies preferably hire those who are highly trained and skilled. For this, we are giving the details of the subjects you need to have at least degree with to enter the field.

    • Computer science;
    • Computer software/computer systems engineering;
    • Electronics;
    • Information technology;
    • Mathematics;
    • Operational research.

    Career prospects

    With most of the organisation are depending on online database management, the career prospect of those who are having technical skills as well as the management skills will always be bright. As of now, we are increasingly adopting the paperless methods to the meet the daily needs of the office works. And the launch of the sophisticated payment and logistics systems in the industry are also pointing to the increasing opportunities for the Database Administrators in near future. Apart from this, here, we are providing you the list of opportunities that you can grab.

    • Systems development
    • Project management
    • Network management
    • Database architecture

    Average salary

    As an Oracle Database Administrator, you could be hired by IT companies in India and can earn salary depending on what we mentioning below. 

    DBA salary in different cities 

    • Chennai Tamil Nadu- Rs 159321 – Rs 948630
    • Delhi Delhi- Rs 197393 – Rs 861955
    • Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh- Rs 181748 – Rs 1203203
    • Pune Maharashtra- Rs 196488 – Rs 877721
    • Bangalore Karnataka- Rs 200719 – Rs 1046811
    • Mumbai Maharashtra- Rs 120805 – Rs 922802

    DBA salaries in different states

    • Maharashtra- Rs 177539 – Rs 833303
    • Haryana- Rs 119195 – Rs 831907
    • Tamil Nadu- Rs 165083 – Rs 843293
    • Karnataka- Rs 201284 – Rs 1040523
    • West Bengal- Rs 94337 – Rs 649124
    • Andhra Pradesh- Rs 183933 – Rs 1213004
    • Delhi- Rs 194822 – Rs 896013

    DBA salaries in different industries

    • Database Software- Rs 172697 – Rs 1030420
    • Software Applications- Rs 117446 – Rs 919157
    • Banking- Rs 151011 – Rs 853074
    • Telecommunications- Rs 214377 – Rs 923004
    • IT Consulting- Rs 222970 – Rs 933231
    • Information Technology (IT) Services- Rs 167545 – Rs 884201
    • Financial Services- Rs 240000 – Rs 1220838

    DBA salaries based on different skills

    • PL/SQL- Rs 150000 – Rs 850000
    • Oracle DB 8i/9i/10g/11i- Rs 197265 – Rs 977205
    • SQL*DBA by Oracle- Rs 82434 – Rs 602003
    • Linux- Rs 160000 – Rs 952368
    • Oracle RAC- Rs 288284 – Rs 1257308
    • Oracle Applications 11i- Rs 193094 – Rs 880881
    • UNIX- Rs 257883 – Rs 825462
    • Oracle 10g- Rs 146501 – Rs 748260
    • Oracle- Rs 176169 – Rs 720797

    DBA salaries based on certifications

    • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP)- Rs 244000 – Rs 450000
    • Oracle Database Administrator Certified Professional (OCP)- Rs 195743 – Rs 819968
    • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)- Rs 245109 – Rs 958755
    • Oracle Database Administrator Certified Associate (OCA)- Rs 176874 – Rs 748800
    • Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) PL/SQL Developer- Rs 116350 – Rs 689368
    • Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) DBA- Rs 176314 – Rs 958719

    Conclusion

    As the requirement for the online database management is growing, so is growing the demand for the Database Administrators. And this isn’t going to be abated as long as confidential and incontrovertible data of different organisation, companies, and corporations are there. Therefore,building career as a Database Administrator will always be relevant and fruitful for long time. Through the article, we have tried to guide those who are looking for right guidance to begin their career as a Database Administrator.

    DISCLAIMER: JPL and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

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