What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Helps businesses and organizations to plan and build computer systems. Reviews the information processing needs of the organization, plans and sets up computer networks and software, and tests systems for accuracy, efficiency and ease of use.
There were 1470 Systems Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 33362 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Systems Analyst industry, which includes the Systems Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Systems Analyst 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 $82,979.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,620.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Systems Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $68,212.
Education and Experience
Posted Systems Analyst 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 Systems Analyst 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||24%|
|3 to 5 years||46%|
|6 to 8 years||17%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Systems Analyst 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.
- Communication Skills (41%)
- Problem Solving (26%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (25%)
- Troubleshooting (24%)
- Planning (20%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Systems Analysis (42%)
- SQL (25%)
- Business Process (18%)
- Business Systems Analysis (7%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Project Management (20%)
- Information Systems (19%)
- Oracle (18%)
- Technical Support (14%)
- Customer Service (12%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) (5%)
- Hardware and Software Configuration (4%)
- Application Support (4%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Systems Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Senior Systems Analyst
- It Systems Analyst
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Edi Analyst
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.
- Business / Systems Analyst
- Programmer / Analyst
- Systems Engineer
- Technical Consultant / Analyst
- Incident Analyst / Responder
- Systems Architect
- Vulnerability Analyst / Penetration Tester
Here are the employers that have posted the most Systems Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Deloitte (1203)
- Anthem Blue Cross (713)
- Accenture (617)
- Wells Fargo (242)
- ICF (220)
- Wells Fargo (50)
- UNC Health Care System (36)
- Deloitte (34)
- Accenture (18)
- IBM (18)
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!