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2621 Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists

ANZSCO - Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations
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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.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia and New Zealand:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • 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


  • 262111 Database Administrator
  • 262113 Systems Administrator
  • 262114 Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist
  • 262115 Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist
  • 262116¬†Cyber Security Analyst
  • 262117 Cyber Security Architect
  • 262118 Cyber Security Operations Coordinator

262111 Database Administrator

Alternative Titles:

  • Database Operator
  • Database Specialist
  • Database Support
  • DBA

Plans, develops, configures, maintains and supports an organisation's database management system in accordance with user requirements ensuring optimal database integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.

Skill Level: 1


  • Database Analyst

262113 Systems Administrator

Alternative Title:

  • Systems Manager

Plans, develops, installs, troubleshoots, maintains and supports an operating system and associated server hardware, software and databases ensuring optimum system integrity, security, backup and performance.

Skill Level: 1

262114 Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist

Lead the governance, risk and compliance for cyber security.

Skill Level: 1

262115 Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist

Alternative Titles:

  • Cyber Security Adviser
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • ICT Security Adviser
  • ICT Security Consultant

Conduct risk and security control assessments, interpret security policy and contribute to the development of standards and guidelines, review information system designs, provide guidance on security strategies to manage identified risks, provide specialist advice, explain systems security and the strengths and weaknesses.

Skill Level: 1

262116 Cyber Security Analyst

Alternative Titles:

  • ICT Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analyst

Analyses and assesses vulnerabilities in the infrastructure (software, hardware, networks), investigates available tools and countermeasures to remedy the detected vulnerabilities, and recommends solutions and best practices. Analyses and assesses damage to the data/infrastructure as a result of security incidents, examines available recovery tools and processes, and recommends solutions.

Skill Level: 1


  • Cyber Security Researcher or Vulnerability Researcher
  • Cyber Security Vulnerability Assessor
  • Cyber Threat Analyst
  • Malware Analyst

262117 Cyber Security Architect

Alternative Titles:

  • Enterprise Security Architect
  • ICT Security Architect

Designs a security system or major components of a security system and may head a security design team building a new security system.

Skill Level: 1

262118 Cyber Security Operations Coordinator

Alternative Titles:

  • Cyber Security Operations Manager
  • ICT Security Administrator

Leads the coordination, and response to complex cyber security incidents and hunt investigations, manage tasks across various teams for incident response and hunt operations, advise leadership on current operational collaborations and contribute toward strategic planning, facilitate incident response engagements, assess technical information to develop key messaging.

Skill Level: 1


  • Cyber Security Incident Responder