Salary Report

Information Technology Job

UNIX
System Professional

United States Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha
IL - IN - WI
USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$79,183

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 11 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,427 at 4.33%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 11 Months: $79,183 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $65,555 & $92,812; and, 5% of Jobs top $112,422.

Number of Jobs :

Most Jobs are available closest to the Salary Average.

Fewer Jobs are available at Lower and Higher Salaries.

Salary End Points :

$15,080 = minimum wage annual salary in the USA.

$187,699 = annual salary for the highest paying IT Job in the USA at the Top 2.5% Experience and Top 2.5% Salary.

Top Salaries

Top Percentile of Job market Top Salary
2.5% $118,791
5% $112,422
10% $105,079
25% $92,812
33% $87,886
50% $79,183
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 11 Months Experience.

Salary Range and Jobs

Percentage of Jobs within Salary Lows and Highs
Percent of Job Market Salary Range
Low Salary High Salary
10% $76,644 $81,722
25% $72,745 $85,622
33% $70,480 $87,886
50% $65,555 $92,812
67% $59,635 $98,731
95% $39,576 $118,791
Salary Average =

$79,183

Mid Point between each Low/High pair.

Percent of Job Market =

Number of Jobs with Salary between Low/High pair
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 11 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 11 Months $75,123 $4,060 at 5.40%
4 Years and 11 Months $79,183 $3,427 at 4.33%
5 Years and 11 Months $82,611 $2,965 at 3.59%

About Salary and Experience

Salary by Year :

Salary is lowest at entry level, increases rapidly with the first years of experience and approaches a ceiling as experience matures.

Salary and Experience Range :

Salary average rises with experience: $54,559 at the low experience of 11 Months; $79,183 at the average experience of 4 Years and 11 Months; and, $90,340 at the top experience of 8 Years and 10 Months.

Experience End Points :

0 = Entry Level.

11 Years and 1 Month = Top 2.5% Experience in the IT Job with the highest required experience in the USA.

Salary and Experience Range

95% of Jobs require Experience between the Low and Top
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $54,559 $9,140 at 16.75%
Average 4 Years and 11 Months $79,183 $3,428 at 4.33%
Top 8 Years and 10 Months $90,340 $2,129 at 2.36%

Qualifications

Description

This position involves server architecture and network integration focusing on system installation, configuring, optimization, monitoring, maintenance, troubleshooting, patch implementation, upgrading, storage management, capacity planning, security, backup, recovery and/or documentation.

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
UNIX Server,
AIX, BMS, BSD, Hewlett Packard UNIX (HP-UNIX), IRIX, Linux, SCO, Solaris or UNIX;
Administrator,
Administrator, Network Administrator, System Administrator or Web Administrator.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
8% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
3% of job descriptions,
Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Science, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, MA/MS in Information Technology, MA/MS in Information Science, Master of Arts Degree, Master of Science Degree or Ph.D.;
Perl,
42% of job descriptions;
UNIX Shell,
44% of job descriptions,
Bourne Shell, C Shell, Korn Shell, Shell, Shell Scripts or UNIX Shell;
Linux, Apache, MySql and either Perl, PHP or Python,
6% of job descriptions;
Symantic NetBackup or Veritas Storage Foundation,
14% of job descriptions;
EMC NetWorker,
12% of job descriptions;
Cisco,
13% of job descriptions,
Cisco, Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate(CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Catalyst Switch, Cisco IP Phone, Cisco PIX, Cisco Router, Cisco VoIP, CiscoWorks or IOS;
Finance Industry,
15% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
with
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Security Clearance,
8% of job descriptions;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
16% of jobs;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
13% of jobs.

Location

Chicago - Gary - Kenosha, IL - IN - WI:

Illinois,
Addison, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia, Barrington, Berwyn, Bollingbrook, Boone, Buffalo Grove, Burbank, Calumet City, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Chicago Heights, Chicago, Cicero, Cook County, Crystal Lake, De Kalb County, De Kalb, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Downers Grove, DuPage County, East Chicago, Elgin, Elk Grove, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Evanston, Geneva, Glendale Heights, Glenview, Grundy County, Hanover Park, Harvard, Harvey, Highland Park, Hines, Hinsdale, Hoffman Estates, Homewood, Itasca, Joliet, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, Lake County, Lake Forest, Lansing, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lombard, Maywood, McHenry County, Morris, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, Norridge, North Chicago, Northbrook, Oak Brook, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park, Ogle, Orland Park, Palatine, Park Forest, Park Ridge, Plano, Riverside, Riverwoods, Rochelle, Rockford, Rolling, Romeoville, Rosemont, Schaumburg, Schiller Park, Skokie, St Charles, Streamwood, Tinley Park, Vernon Hills, Warrenville, Waukegan, Westchester, Wheaton, Wheeling, Will County, Wilmette, Winebago, Wood Dale and Woodridge;
Indiana,
Cedar Lake, Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake County, Lake, Merrilvilee, Merrilville, Portage, Porter County, and Valparaiso;
Wisconsin,
Kenosha County and Kenosha.

These locations are all included in the Chicago, IL metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).