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Become A Database Analyst

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Working As A Database Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $75,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Database Analyst Do At Sabre

* Responsible for developing new TSQl, PL/SQL, Oracle procedures., DDL scripts
* Support data base migrations & data integrity of the current database platform
* Collaborate with business owner and technical team to understand business requirements and design data model (previous experience w Erwin is preferred but not required) to satisfy those needs.
* Assist development in SQL or PL/SQL for data querying and loading
* Perform SQL review through xplan/tracing, ensure SQL logically represent business need and physically perform well, through query revision, indexing
* Job Requirements

What Does A Database Analyst Do At Randstad

* Provide Administration Support for Db2 Connect Gateway (v9
* FP6 on AIX/Linux) used to connect up to Db2 on z/OS in Production, Development and Test subsystems residing on multiple LPARs in a 24x7 environment
* Handle weekly on-call rotation as part of a DBA team for Db2 on z/OS (expected to perform root cause analysis, identify fixes, resolve issues by making appropriate changes using established procedures and document solutions primarily related to Db2 on z/OS and Db2 Connect)
* Monitor Incident tickets and Provide Problem resolution based on customer Service Level requirements for issues related to Db2 & Db2 Connect
* Devise a long term plan to migrate current distributed processes to connect directly to Db2 v11 on z/OS using the Data Server Driver Package without going through the Db2 Connect gateway
* Provide basic Support for applications/Projects by creating, migrating and implementing object definitions, Plans and Packages in Db2 on z/OS
* Provide DBA Support for Mainframe/Db2 upgrades & Preventive Maintenance across LPARs/Subsystems by Performing Testing for Db2 & Db2 Connect Tools
* Participate in annual Disaster recovery exercise
* Working hours: Monday
* Friday 8:00 am
* pm

What Does A Database Analyst Do At Wells Fargo

* Planning, analyzing, designing, implementing controls for the organization's databases to ensure adherence to corporate data management regulations and policies
* Managing, packaging, scheduling, and promoting approved code and schema changes between operational environments
* Identifying tactical and strategic solutions regarding the data used within the organization.
* Performing moderately complex server-class database activities across various platforms including one or more of the following:
* o business requirement identification and analysis
* o conceptual, logical, and/or physical database design
* o data modeling and/or mapping
* o moderate to complex programming and coding to automate and/or support the database environment
* o performance monitoring and tuning
* o analyzing database metrics and assisting with capacity planning
* o testing, configuration and execution of installations, upgrades and migrations between servers
* o Implementing, monitoring, and maintaining security controls.
* Additional responsibilities may include:
* Provides consultation on the use of re-engineering techniques to improve process performance and data quality
* Provides production support for technical issues and initiatives related to applications, systems, databases and reporting
* Troubleshoots and resolve issues and restores services or data impacted.
* Evaluates service level agreement criteria; identifies gaps in current technology processes and recommends changes to assure SLAs can be supported.
* Evaluate or review queries used within application or to extract data, create standard databases, or perform limited programming to fine tune systems supported
* Updates/writes documentation and procedures, creates and/or provides related training, creates change or issues logs and writes/designs test scripts
* Analyzes performance trends and recommends process improvements when identified
* Assesses changes for risk to production systems and assures quality, security and compliance requirements are met for supported areas via accepted change control processes.
* Assist with the creation, maintenance, and testing of the business continuation pla

What Does A Database Analyst Do At Quintilesims

* Make calls to capture data elements that will benefit the quality of our data base
* Update or make changes to 22 data fields accordingly
* Use the web for secondary verification
* Discuss any concerns within a record with the manager or supervisor
* Maintains a general knowledge of who we work with in order to overcome objection
* Maintains 99% accuracy on records every month
* Consistently meets a goal of 42 providers per hour
* Consistently meets a goal of 10 sites per day
* Work on special projects that are assigned from sources outside of the Research Center

What Does A Database Analyst Do At CBRE

* Researches spatial data, QA/QC, maintains logo library, and updates basemaps
* Fields data requests from the GIS team and performs spatial data searches
* Updates and maintains market data (such as existing and proposed locations of buildings, shopping centers, retail locations, rail stations, etc.)
* Updates metadata for various spatial datasets
* Tests software & data and reports recommendations back to team
* Independently performs ad-hoc data-intensive tasks as needed
* Performs other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Database Analyst

Database administrators (DBAs) usually have a bachelor’s degree in an information- or computer-related subject such as computer science. Before becoming an administrator, these workers typically get work experience in a related field.


Most database administrators have a bachelor’s degree in management information systems (MIS) or a computer-related field. Firms with large databases may prefer applicants who have a master’s degree focusing on data or database management, typically either in computer science, information systems, or information technology.

Database administrators need an understanding of database languages, the most common of which is Structured Query Language, commonly called SQL. Most database systems use some variation of SQL, and a DBA will need to become familiar with whichever programming language the firm uses.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification is generally offered directly from software vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates the knowledge and best practices required from DBAs. Companies may require their database administrators to be certified in the products they use.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Most do not begin their careers as database administrators. Many first work as database developers or data analysts. A database developer is a type of software developer who specializes in creating databases. The job of a data analyst is to interpret the information stored in a database in a way the firm can use. Depending on their specialty, data analysts can have different job titles, including financial analyst, market research analyst, and operations research analyst. After mastering one of these fields, they may become a database administrator. For more information, see the profiles on software developers, financial analysts, market research analysts, and operations research analysts.


Database administrators can advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. DBAs must be able to monitor a database system’s performance to determine when action is needed. They must be able to evaluate complex information that comes from a variety of sources.

Communication skills. Most database administrators work on teams and must be able to communicate effectively with developers, managers, and other workers.

Detail oriented. Working with databases requires an understanding of complex systems, in which a minor error can cause major problems. For example, mixing up customers’ credit card information can cause someone to be charged for a purchase he or she didn’t make.

Logical thinking. Database administrators must make sense of data and organize it in a meaningful pattern so that it is easily retrievable.

Problem-solving skills. When problems with a database arise, administrators must be able to troubleshoot and correct the problems.

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Database Analyst Career Paths

Database Analyst
Database Developer Data Analyst Program Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Database Manager Data Analyst Marketing Analyst
Customer Relationship Management Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Business Analyst/Project Manager Business Systems Manager
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Database Administrator Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Human Resources Manager
Director Of Human Resources
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Consultant Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Finance Analyst Business Analyst
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Technician Specialist Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Senior Software Engineer Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Software Engineer Systems Analyst Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Database Administrator Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Data Analyst Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Business Development Manager Solution Specialist
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Database Developer Database Administrator Information Technology Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Program Manager Business Developer
Vice President, Business Development
13 Yearsyrs
Oracle Database Administrator Senior Consultant Technical Director
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Database Analyst Demographics


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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Mandarin

  • German

  • French

  • Japanese

  • Chinese

  • Hindi

  • Russian

  • Cantonese

  • Arabic

  • Norwegian

  • Italian

  • Urdu

  • Polish

  • Swedish

  • Swahili

  • Vietnamese

  • Gujarati

  • Dutch

  • Korean

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Real Database Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Database Analyst Populus Group LLC Westfield Center, OH Nov 10, 2016 $191,461
Database Analyst Populus Group Malvern, PA Jan 26, 2015 $156,525
Database Analyst ITG Inc. New York, NY Mar 14, 2016 $150,000
Database Analyst ITG Inc. New York, NY Jun 13, 2016 $150,000
Oracle Database Analyst III Horizon Technology Partners, Inc. Palatine, IL Jul 28, 2016 $149,760
Lead Database Analyst Applied Predictive Technologies Arlington, VA Aug 26, 2016 $136,000
Database Analyst Populus Group San Antonio, TX Aug 04, 2015 $130,438
Database Analyst III Sprint Corporation Reston, VA Jul 06, 2015 $130,001
Database Analyst III Sprint Corporation Reston, VA Mar 02, 2015 $130,001
Database Analyst V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. San Jose, CA Jun 06, 2016 $130,000
Database Analyst Populus Group LLC Fremont, CA Oct 06, 2015 $127,307
Lead Database Analyst Applied Predictive Technologies San Francisco, CA Aug 26, 2016 $126,000
Lead Database Analyst Applied Predictive Technologies Arlington, VA Jan 01, 2015 $126,000
Database Analyst First TEK, Inc. Piscataway, NJ Nov 25, 2016 $123,490
Database Analyst Programmer (Software Engineer) Emdeon Lombard, IL Jan 12, 2015 $88,254 -
Database Analyst M. Arthur Gensler, Jr. &Amp; Associates, Inc. Oakland, CA Nov 19, 2016 $88,000
Database Analyst Tavant Technologies Inc. Indianapolis, IN Oct 20, 2016 $87,318
Database Analyst II The University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA Jul 01, 2015 $87,009
Database Analyst Rayonsoft Technologies Inc. Edison, NJ Sep 24, 2016 $87,000
Oracle Database Analyst Silicon Staff It Services Inc. Troy, MI Oct 17, 2016 $86,840
Database Analyst Fiserv Global Services, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Apr 18, 2016 $86,445 -
Database Analyst Astir It Solutions Inc. Highland Hills, OH May 24, 2016 $86,100
Database Analyst Reva Consulting Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Jan 09, 2016 $69,514
Database Analyst Reva Consulting Inc. Farmington Hills, MI Apr 25, 2016 $69,514
Database Analyst II FIS Management Services LLC Saint Petersburg, FL Apr 17, 2015 $69,326 -
Database Analyst Telesight, Inc. Chicago, IL Oct 24, 2015 $69,279
Database Analyst HCL Global Systems Inc. Blue Ash, OH Sep 25, 2016 $69,184
Database Analyst Reva Consulting Inc. Bloomfield Hills, MI Aug 01, 2015 $69,000

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Top Skills for A Database Analyst


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Top Database Analyst Skills

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Database Design
  3. Procedures
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created and maintained Oracle PL/SQL stored procedures, triggers and shell scripts to manage and monitor day to day database operations.
  • Attend database build meetings with end users to determine database design and requirements, as well as future updates.
  • Create new documentation for processes and procedures.
  • Produced daily database monitoring reports using Microsoft SQL Server reporting services and disseminate to management to report progress.
  • Tested business strategies and measured marketing campaigns for newly formed web presence of large established retailer.

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