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Database Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

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

Job Outlook

There were 55 Database Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 1604 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 2015:

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 $125,487.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $132,100.

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 $114,756.

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 Degree3.68%
Bachelor's Degree49.56%
Master's Degree19.01%
Doctoral Degree4.61%
Other1.62%

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 years4.39%
3 to 5 years28.34%
6 to 8 years28.53%
9+ years38.74%

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 (29.49%)
  • Management (28.74%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (27.12%)
  • Operations (26%)
  • Problem Solving (18.33%)
  • Information Technology (17.27%)
  • Leadership (16.83%)
  • Planning (15.71%)
  • Detail Oriented (9.04%)
  • Writing (8.67%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Microsoft Azure (22.29%)
  • Amazon Web Services (23.68%)
  • Extract Transform Load (ETL) (23.48%)
  • Computer Science (31.42%)
  • Data Warehousing (26.46%)
  • Database Design (21.36%)
  • Database Administration (22.75%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (50.46%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Database Architecture (14.81%)
  • Database Management (5.82%)
  • Java (Programming Language) (5.95%)
  • Agile Methodology (13.1%)
  • Database Systems (15.01%)
  • Data Lakes (8.73%)
  • Data Access (3.97%)
  • Application Development (9.46%)
  • Technical Support (2.78%)
  • Microsoft Access (8.33%)
  • Business Intelligence (6.08%)
  • Software Development (8%)
  • Automation (18.06%)
  • Application Programming Interface (API) (8.07%)
  • Data Analysis (15.01%)
  • Dashboard (3.64%)
  • Business Requirements (13.1%)
  • Backup Devices (12.24%)
  • Information Systems (10.12%)
  • Software As A Service (SaaS) (2.31%)
  • Database Development (4.1%)
  • Data Integrity (6.35%)
  • Encryption (4.43%)
  • IT Capacity Management (6.61%)
  • Information Privacy (6.61%)
  • Database Management Systems (10.91%)
  • Operating Systems (8.13%)
  • Data Security (7.94%)
  • Data Management (14.42%)
  • Disaster Recovery (14.48%)
  • Cloud Database (7.41%)
  • Data Quality (5.62%)
  • Relational Database Management Systems (5.95%)
  • Document-Oriented Databases (4.63%)
  • Database Tuning (8.66%)
  • Data Migration (6.61%)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) (9.06%)
  • Database Security (7.87%)
  • MongoDB (10.58%)
  • DevOps (5.62%)
  • MySQL (8.13%)
  • Data Modeling (36.11%)
  • Data Architecture (15.48%)
  • Relational Databases (20.11%)
  • Linux (9.72%)
  • PostgreSQL (12.96%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (19.31%)
  • Scalability (18.65%)
  • Project Management (12.37%)
  • NetApp Applications (2.91%)
  • R (Programming Language) (6.61%)
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (3.37%)
  • Metadata (5.22%)
  • Microsoft SQL Servers (14.81%)
  • NetBackup (3.57%)
  • Oracle Databases (11.04%)
  • User Requirements Documents (5.03%)
  • Performance Tuning (17.2%)
  • Stored Procedure (11.57%)
  • NoSQL (12.9%)
  • Technical Documentation (3.97%)
  • Transact-SQL (7.74%)
  • Scripting (16.73%)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (8.33%)
  • Terraform (3.04%)
  • Veeam (1.26%)
  • Microservices (3.44%)
  • On Prem (7.01%)
  • Indexing (5.22%)
  • Data Storage (7.87%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Microsoft Azure (100%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Cloud Database Architect
  • Backup Engineer
  • Oracle Database Architect
  • Storage Architect
  • Principal Architect
  • SQL Server Database Engineer
  • Lead Database Architect
  • Backup and Recovery Engineer
  • SQL Database Analyst

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

  • Jt4 (27)
  • Northrop Grumman (26)
  • Beacon Hill Staffing Group (25)
  • Leidos (24)
  • Oracle (24)
  • Epsilon (21)
  • Randstad (21)
  • Public Partnerships (16)
  • Acronis (15)
  • Trident Consulting (13)

North Carolina

  • Gilead Sciences (3)
  • ASGN (3)
  • 1 Point System (2)
  • Charlotte, Nc (2)
  • Tabner (2)
  • Hire It People (2)
  • Alrek Business Solutions (2)
  • Spectraforce Technologies (2)
  • Koniag (2)
  • Carpenter Technology (1)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!