Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 2172)

Occupation related to information and communications technology

Job titles

Nature of work

Database analysts design, develop and administer data management solutions using database management software. 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.

Fields of interest

  • Crunching numbers
  • Working with computers, information technology, and communications

Main duties

  • Database analysts perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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, co-ordinate or supervise other workers in this group.
  • Data administrators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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 co-ordinate teams of data administrators in the development and implementation of data policies, standards and models.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * A bachelor's degree, usually in computer science or in mathematics or Completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • * Computer programming experience is usually required.

Skill type

  • Natural and applied sciences and related occupations

Skill level

  • Professional