Most companies desire systems administrators with a college degree in computer science or a related field, and plenty of hands-on experience working as a systems engineer. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also valuable. Below is a table that provides a rough estimate of how systems administrators can expect to be compensated, based upon their levels of education and experience, although it must be noted of course that these figures can vary considerably from job to job.
|Entry Level Systems Administrator||BS in Comp Sci||0 years||$60,000-$80,000|
|Systems Administrator||BS in Comp Sci||2-5 years||$80,000-$110,000|
|Senior Systems Administrator||BS/MS in Comp Sci||5-10+ years||$100,000-$140,000|
At this time, Techpros recruits primarily in the greater Boston area. As most companies are seeking on-site employees, most job candidates should be located near Boston, although Techpros does recruit for some jobs that are available in other parts of Massachusetts. Techpros recruits systems administrators who are at all different points in their career trajectories: from recent college grads excited to get started, to seasoned veterans eager to apply their experience and wisdom at a new, better job.
Click on “Search All Jobs” to the left to see recent openings for systems administrators. If you’re interested in learning more about the software job market, there is no better authority to turn to than Mark Goodstein, founder of Techpros. His blog can be found here, and is a valuable read for both job seekers and those who are happily employed in the software industry.