21223 – Database analysts and data administrators

Broad Occupation Category

2 - Natural and applied sciences and related occupations.


1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major Group

21 – Professional occupations in natural and applied sciences

Broad Occupation Category

212 – Professional occupations in applied sciences (except engineering)

Broad Occupation Category

2122 – Computer and information systems professionals

Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions. Data administrators develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.

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Example Titles

  • Data administrator

  • Data custodian

  • Data dictionary administrator

  • Data warehouse analyst

  • Database administrator (DBA)

  • Database analyst

  • Technical architect - database

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Database analysts

  • Collect and document user requirements

  • Design and develop database architecture for information systems projects

  • Design, construct, modify, integrate, implement and test data models and database management systems

  • Conduct research and provide advice to other informatics professionals regarding the selection, application and implementation of database management tools

  • Operate database management systems to analyze data and perform data mining analysis

  • May lead, coordinate or supervise other workers in this group.

Database analysts

  • Develop and implement data administration policy, standards and models

  • Research and document data requirements, data collection and administration policy, data access rules and security

  • Develop policies and procedures for network and/or Internet database access and usage and for the backup and recovery of data

  • Conduct research and provide advice to other information systems professionals regarding the collection, availability, security and suitability of data

  • Write scripts related to stored procedures and triggers

  • May lead and coordinate teams of data administrators in the development and implementation of data policies, standards and models.

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college program, usually in computer science, computer engineering, or mathematics is usually required.

  • Computer programming and related experience is usually required.