Database Administrator

Database administrators manage, test, and implement policies to computer databases.

Also Called

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


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


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

0 to 2 years experience

P35,000 - P60,000

(median: P27,265)

  • 35000
  • 60000
  • 27265

3 to 5 years experience

P50,000 - P100,000

(median: P43,375)

  • 50000
  • 100000
  • 43375

6 to 10 years experience

P80,000 - P180,000

(median: P0)

  • 80000
  • 180000

More than 10 years

P150,000 - P200,000

(median: P0)

  • 150000
  • 200000


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


Microsoft SQL
Oracle SQL
Programming Languages
Web Application Development
Database Development
Database Management

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