Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft Windows and Novell
System Professional

United States Location

United States of America
Metropolitan Areas

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average


Experience Requirement

4 Years and 7 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,682 at 5.99%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 7 Months: $61,492 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $50,229 & $72,755; and, 5% of Jobs top $88,984.

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% $94,266
5% $88,984
10% $82,903
25% $72,755
33% $68,684
50% $61,492
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 7 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% $59,394 $63,590
25% $56,172 $66,812
33% $54,300 $68,684
50% $50,229 $72,755
67% $45,334 $77,650
95% $28,718 $94,266
Salary Average =


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 7 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 7 Months $57,081 $4,411 at 7.73%
4 Years and 7 Months $61,492 $3,682 at 5.99%
5 Years and 7 Months $65,174 $3,160 at 4.85%

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: $33,327 at the low experience of 7 Months; $61,492 at the average experience of 4 Years and 7 Months; and, $73,565 at the top experience of 8 Years and 7 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 7 Months $33,327 $10,941 at 32.83%
Average 4 Years and 7 Months $61,492 $3,682 at 5.99%
Top 8 Years and 7 Months $73,565 $2,219 at 3.02%



This position involves server and network administration with a focus on system installation, optimization, monitoring, maintenance and/or troubleshooting.


The qualifications of this information technology Job:
Novell Server,
Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Certified Novell Engineer (CNE), GroupWise, ManageWise, NDS, Novell Netware, Novell Server or ZENworks;
Microsoft Server,
Active Directory, Exchange Server, IIS, ISA Server, SMS or Windows Server;
Systems Administration Tasks,
Administer, Back Up, Capacity Planning, Configure, Disaster Recovery, Install, Maintain, Monitor, Performance Tuning, Security or Upgrade;
Administrator, Architect, Engineer, Support or Technician.


A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
18% of job descriptions,
Project Leader, Project Manager, Supervisor, Team Leader or Technical Lead;
Graduate Degree,
2% 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.;
33% of job descriptions,
Cisco, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), CISCO Certified Network Associate / Professional (CCNA/P), Cisco Router, Cisco Switch, Cisco Works or PIX Firewall;
Citrix Delivery Center, Citrix MetaFrame, NetScaler, Citrix WinFrame, XenApp, XenDesktop or XenServer,
21% of job descriptions;
22% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Active Directory,
41% of job descriptions;
31% of job descriptions;
12% of job descriptions;
Microsoft Access Database,
13% of job descriptions;
Finance Industry,
13% of job descriptions,
Asset Management, Banking, Brokerage, Commodity Trading, Derivative Trading, Equity Trading, Financial, Insurance, Investment, Securities Trading, Stock Market or Wall Street
Business, Company, Corporation, Enterprise, Firm or Industry;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
13% of jobs;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
11% of jobs.


United States of America