Hey there,

I've got around 3 years experience working as a Web Developer (I used PHP/MySQL but lately I've learnt Python/Django/Postgresql). I'm a bit sick of web development, and think I'd prefer a career as a DBA. I'm wondering:


  • How do I make the switch?
  • I'm guessing there'd be more jobs for MS SQL Server as opposed to Oracle etc.?

Some more info:


  •     I've been doing basic it support in the past 2 years - nothing special learnt
  •     I would say my skills with databases are "junior"
  •     I don't have any tertiary IT qualifications

Any info that could help would be mucho appreciated.