Database Pros Weathering Storm of Corporate Cutbacks

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The annual survey of database administrators reports steady salaries in 2009, but concern about the impact of tighter budgets on department performance, as well as uncertainty for 2010

Despite the turbulent economy and corporate cutbacks of the past year, Oracle database administrators report that salaries remained steady in 2009, according to an annual salary survey by the Independent Oracle Users Group.

The survey also reveals:

  • An expanding role for database administrators, who are managing larger, complex sites and taking on a broader range of specialties and responsibilities.
  • Concern about the impact of tighter budgets on their departments' performance.
  • An average Oracle professional salary of $96,000 in 2009.

These findings and more can be found in What Oracle Technology Professionals Earn: The 2009 IOUG Salary Survey, based on the responses of 481 IT professionals. The study, commissioned by the Independent Oracle Users Group and sponsored by Ntirety Inc., pioneers of Database Administration As a Service®, was conducted by Unisphere Research.

Read the survey at:

"Ntirety is proud to partner with the IOUG to conduct a survey that helps us better understand the issues faced by database professionals. The 2009 salary survey illustrates the importance of database management to corporations, but also reveals the demands for savings and budget stresses that IT managers continue to struggle with in this tough economy," said Michael Corey, CEO and founder of Ntirety.

About Ntirety Inc.
Ntirety Inc., pioneer of Database Administration As a Service®, provides U.S.-based professionals leveraging best-of-breed technologies at an affordable monthly cost to proactively monitor, manage and optimize customers' Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server and MySQL databases.

For more information about Ntirety, visit, and read founder Michael Corey's blog at Michael's Twitter Account: Michael_Corey. Ntirety Twitter Account: Ntirety.

About IOUG
The Independent Oracle Users Group is a dynamic user community for Oracle applications and database professionals. To join, visit for more information.

About Unisphere Research
Unisphere Research is the market research unit of Unisphere Media, a Division of Information Today, Inc., publishers of Database Trends and Applications magazine and the 5 Minute Briefing newsletters. On the web at


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