DBAs a hot position in New York, study says
Monday, May 14, 2012
As many companies seek ways to improve their database performance, some businesses are looking at skilled IT professionals like database administrators to satisfy this need. In Manhattan and Westchester County, New York, demand is especially high.
Pace University's latest SkillProof IT Index indicated that of the 11 IT professions studied, six increased. Demand for research scientists increased by nearly 80 percent during the first quarter of 2012, while the need for DBAs grew by more than 30 percent compared to the 2011 first quarter.
"Technologists who understand their industry and the changing business environment and can translate that information into actionable technology plans will be in great demand," noted First New York Securities chief technology officer Jean Hill.
With the demand for DBAs growing, some industry experts believe these workers need an MBA degree to succeed. However, SQL Server Pro's Brian Moran recently dismissed this notion and asserted that for DBAs seeking employment, a working knowledge of their business is more important than two extra years of education costing more than $100,000.