What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Conducts administrative tasks designed to ensure a business' IT network, security systems and servers operate efficiently. Includes investigating and diagnosing network problems, configuring and installing updates. Provides first line IT help, sets up new users and manages security, passwords and backups. May collect IT usage statistics and monitor IT usage of business employees.
There were 183 IT Administrator job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 4560 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Network / Systems Administrator industry, which includes the IT Administrator career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new IT Administrator jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $74,736.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $78,702.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for IT Administrator postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $58,707.
Education and Experience
Posted IT Administrator jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.
Posted IT Administrator jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.
|Years of Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||28%|
|3 to 5 years||57%|
|6 to 8 years||11%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills IT Administrator positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Troubleshooting (54%)
- Communication Skills (43%)
- Problem Solving (30%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (24%)
- Detail-Oriented (21%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Technical Support (29%)
- SQL (21%)
- Microsoft Active Directory (20%)
- System Administration (20%)
- Linux (17%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Customer Service (17%)
- Information Systems (15%)
- Project Management (12%)
- Oracle (11%)
- Printers (10%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Wide Area Network (WAN) (7%)
- SQL Server (7%)
- Microsoft PowerShell (7%)
- Computer Installation and Setup (7%)
- Application Support (6%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with IT Administrator skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- It Administrator
- Application Administrator
- Desktop Administrator
- Hris Administrator
- Informatica Administrator
If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.
- Systems Administrator
- Server Administrator
- Windows Administrator
- Sharepoint Administrator
- Unix Administrator / Engineer
- Network Administrator
- VMware Engineer / Administrator
- Citrix Engineer
Here are the employers that have posted the most IT Administrator jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Deloitte (70)
- Jacobs Engineering Group Incorporated (35)
- Cynet Systems (23)
- General Dynamics (20)
- Mantech International Corp. (18)
- Jacobs Engineering Group Incorporated (9)
- Cynet Systems (4)
- Accruepartners (3)
- CGI Group (3)
- Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (3)
NC State Programs Relevant to this Career
If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!