Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

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Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

Fun facts

  • 2342 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 89% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 21% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by database and systems administrators, and ict security specialists. A few are listed below:

  • designing and maintaining database architecture, data structures, tables, dictionaries and naming conventions to ensure the accuracy and completeness of all data master files
  • performing the operational establishment and preventive maintenance of backups, recovery procedures, and enforcing security and integrity controls
  • implementing and administering database documentation, guidelines, policies and procedures
  • testing database systems and upgrades, such as debugging, tracking, reproduction, logging and resolving all identified problems, according to approved quality testing scripts, procedures and processes
  • accepting responsibility for the processes, procedures and operational management associated with system security and disaster recovery planning
  • liaising with security vendors, suppliers, service providers and external resources
  • analysing, recommending, installing and maintaining software security applications
  • and monitoring contractual obligations, performance delivery and service level agreements
  • troubleshooting and providing service support in diagnosing, resolving and repairing server-related hardware and software malfunctions, encompassing workstations and communication infrastructure
  • preparing and maintaining documentation, policies and instructions, and recording and detailing operational procedures and system logs
  • ensuring that the design of computer sites allows all components to fit together and work properly, and monitoring and adjusting the performance of networks
  • continually surveying the current computer site to determine future network needs and making recommendations for enhancements in the implementation of future servers and networks

Specific occupations

  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Administrator
  • Systems Manager
  • Database Operator
  • Database Specialist
  • Database Support
  • DBA
  • Information Technology Security Manager
  • Database Analyst

Women in STEM

08 Kathryn Gledhill Tucker Web

"As a technologist, I am always thinking about systems and trying to figure out how power moves within them. It is so easy to be caught up new tech, new toys, new AIs - but the most important questions we can ask are, Who has power? And how could this power be used to harm others?"

Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker


Stacey Ross

"When I grew up I knew I wanted to be in a technically challenging and rewarding career that took me many different places. I believe I am accomplishing that."

Stacey Ross

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