Database administration DBAD


The installation, configuration, upgrade, administration, monitoring and maintenance of databases. Improving the performance of databases and identifying and acting on automation opportunities.

Guidance notes

Databases administration activities maybe in support of operational databases in production use and also for internal/interim purposes such as iterative developments and testing.

Database administration: Level 5


Identifies, evaluates and manages the adoption of appropriate database administration tools and processes, including automation. Develops and maintains procedures and documentation for databases. Contributes to the setting of standards for definition, security and integrity of database objects and ensures conformance to these standards. Manages database configuration including installing and upgrading software and maintaining relevant documentation. Monitors database activity and resource usage. Optimises database performance and plans for forecast resource needs.

Database administration: Level 4


Develops and configures tools to enable automation of database administration tasks. Uses database management system software and tools, and knowledge of logical database schemata, to investigate problems and collect performance statistics and create reports. Carries out routine configuration, installation, and reconfiguration of database and related products. Identify problems and issues and recommend corrective actions.

Database administration: Level 3


Carries out agreed database maintenance and administration tasks. Uses database management system software and tools to collect agreed performance statistics.

Database administration: Level 2


Assists in database support activities.