In fact, being an Oracle DBA is as close as
you can get to having a job for life these days.
The second most common occupation would be as a Database
Developer,(which would mean PL/SQL skills for Oracle).
Oracle continues to be the market leader, at 33%, although
IBM's DB2 is close behind at 31%, but Oracle dominates
on UNIX, whereas IBM is dominant on mainframes.
Microsoft's SQL Server is way behind at 14%
overall, although it is ahead on Windows NT.
A demand for Data Architects is growing as the
Internet and e-Commerce forces many organisations to
rationalise and integrate their Data Sources.