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Database Administrator

Database Administrator Job Description

Other job titles for Database Administrator

Database Manager, Database Developer, Database Programmer, Information Systems Manager, Database Architect, Database Analyst, Application DBA, Data Warehouse Administrator, Systems DBA

What does a Database Administrator do?

Database administrators manage, test, and implement policies to computer databases. This advanced role involves coordinating and generating various reports as per need from various clients. Administrators are also responsible for the design, update, security, back-up, and recovery of the database.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Test programs or databases, correct errors, and make modifications needed
  • Building database systems
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information in computer files
  • Minimize database downtime and manage parameters to provide fast query responses
  • Perform tests and evaluations to ensure data security, privacy, and integrity
  • Modify existing databases and database management systems
  • Direct programmers or analysts to make necessary changes in existing databases or database management systems
  • Write and code database descriptions and identifiers of database management systems
  • Determine document database policies, procedures, and standards


Products/Technologies a Database Administrator may work with:

  • RDBMS: Oracle, MS SQL, IBM DB2, MySQL, Teradata, PostgreSQL, Informix, Sybase
  • OTHERS: NoSQL, MongoDB, Toad, Hadoop, HDFS, Cloudera

Database Administrator Salary in the Philippines

How much does a Database Administrator make?

The average monthly salary of a Database Administrator in Philippines ranges between Php 24,150 - Php 76,133 (median: Php 51,688).

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Database Administrator Skills & Qualifications


These are some of the skills & qualifications a Database Administrator needs. These may vary depending on the specific requirements of the business or organization.


Technical Skills:

  • RDBMS modelling, PostgreSQL, MySQL, NoSQL, Oracle, MCITP
  • Experience or familiarity with web application development
  • Experience with ITIL v3 foundations may be beneficial for some jobs
  • Data backup, recovery, security, and integrity
  • Familiar with database design, documentation, and coding
  • Familiar with programming languages API


Key Qualities/Abilities/Knowledge:

  • Complex problem-solving skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good communication skills with the ability to explain complex systems
  • Information ordering - Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules


Sample Certifications:

These are examples of certifications that some companies may look for/require

  • MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator)
  • Oracle Certified Professional

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar

Skills required


Microsoft SQL

Oracle SQL



Programming Languages

Web Application Development



Database Development

Database Management


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