ANZSCO 2621

Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

EMPLOYED

63,700

PART-TIME SHARE

5%

FEMALE SHARE

24%

MEDIAN WEEKLY EARNINGS

$2,284

MEDIAN AGE

40

ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH

2,100

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.

  • 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
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    Earnings and Hours

    Weekly Earnings (Before Tax)
    Source: Share of workers who work full-time hours: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Average full-time hours worked per week: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Median full-time earnings per week and Median hourly earnings: ABS, Survey of Employee Earnings and Hours, May 2023, customised report.
    Earnings and Hours Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists All Occupations
    Share of workers who work full-time hours 95% 70%
    Average full-time hours worked per week 41 hours 44 hours
    Median full-time earnings per week $2,284 $1,697
    Median hourly earnings $59 $43

    Industries

    Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists work in industries like:

    Source: Ranked using ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average data, custom report.
    Note: industries that comprise less than 5% of an occupation have been suppressed.

    States and territories

    New South Wales

    34.7%

    Victoria

    29.1%

    Queensland

    15.4%

    South Australia

    2.7%

    Tasmania

    1.7%

    Northern Territory

    0.6%

    Australian Capital Territory

    7.9%

    Source: ABS Labour Force Survey, Detailed, May 2024, Jobs and Skills Australia trend data.

    Age and gender

    Age and Gender Profile
    Source: ABS, Labour Force Survey, 2023, four-quarter average, customised report.
    Age and Gender Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists All Occupations
    Median age 40 years 39 years
    Female share of employment 24% 48%
    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Age Profile (% Share) All Occupations Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists
    15–19 5.2 0.3
    20–24 9.1 4.4
    25–34 22.7 23.5
    35–44 22.3 34.5
    45–54 20.4 23.8
    55–59 8.8 7.4
    60–64 6.5 4.2
    65 and Over 4.9 1.8

    Education

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    Source: ABS, 2021 Census of Population and Housing based on place of usual residence.
    Highest Level of Educational Attainment (% Share) All Occupations Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate 12.2 21.5
    Bachelor degree 23.2 38.6
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma 11.1 13.3
    Certificate III/IV 19.5 8.9
    Year 12 15.9 10.5
    Year 11 4.0 1.3
    Year 10 and below 9.7 1.6

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    Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is the skill-based classification system used to categorise occupations in the Australian and New Zealand labour markets. ANZSCO provides a basis for the standardised collection, analysis and dissemination of occupation data. Visit the ABS website to learn how ANZSCO works. Jobs and Skills Australia displays data for occupations that are defined by ANZSCO 2013 Version 1.3.