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Database Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

Builds integrated data systems for a company or organization. Creates structures needed for different types of information processed, integrates structures in to a system that is reliable and secure, sets system standards, and provides help with troubleshooting and access to data.

Job Outlook

There were 497 Database Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 11936 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Database Architect industry, which includes the Database Architect career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:

Salary

Many new Database Architect jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $97,596.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $105,300.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Database Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $79,219.

Education and Experience

Posted Database Architect jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3%
Bachelor's Degree67%
Master's Degree23%
Doctoral Degree2%
Other5%

Posted Database Architect jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years9%
3 to 5 years44%
6 to 8 years18%
9+ years30%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Database Architect positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication Skills (40%)
  • Teamwork / Collaboration (36%)
  • Problem Solving (31%)
  • Planning (19%)
  • Research (14%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • SQL (42%)
  • Data Analysis (26%)
  • Data Modeling (22%)
  • Data Warehousing (19%)
  • Relational Databases (18%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Python (16%)
  • Oracle (15%)
  • Data Management (13%)
  • SAS (12%)
  • Business Process (12%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Data Governance (7%)
  • Apache Hadoop (6%)
  • Data Structures (6%)
  • NoSQL (6%)
  • Data Transformation (6%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Database Architect skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Data Modeler
  • Business Information Consultant
  • Automation Architect
  • Business Information Consultant Senior

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Database Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Anthem Blue Cross (2211)
  • Travelers (199)
  • USAA (157)
  • IBM (157)
  • Deloitte (142)

North Carolina

  • Anthem Blue Cross (32)
  • Deloitte (10)
  • Cynet Systems (9)
  • IBM (8)
  • Gilead Sciences (7)

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