Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft Windows and UNIX
System Professional

United States Location

Boston - Worcester -
- Lawrence - Lowell - Brockton
MA - NH, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$70,231

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 9 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,972 at 5.66%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 9 Months: $70,231 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $57,764 & $82,697; and, 5% of Jobs top $100,636.

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% $106,463
5% $100,636
10% $93,919
25% $82,697
33% $78,191
50% $70,231
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 9 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% $67,908 $72,553
25% $64,341 $76,120
33% $62,270 $78,191
50% $57,764 $82,697
67% $52,349 $88,112
95% $33,998 $106,463
Salary Average =

$70,231

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 9 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 9 Months $65,498 $4,733 at 7.23%
4 Years and 9 Months $70,231 $3,972 at 5.66%
5 Years and 9 Months $74,203 $3,423 at 4.61%

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: $43,029 at the low experience of 11 Months; $70,587 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $83,314 at the top experience of 8 Years and 9 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

Qualifications

Description

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

Skills

The qualifications of this information technology Job:
UNIX Server,
AIX, BMS, BSD, Hewlett Packard (HP) UNIX, IRIX, Linux, SCO, Solaris or UNIX;
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;
Professional,
Administrator, Architect, Engineer, Support or Technician.

Characteristics

A+ Skills
Additional IT skills and US Cities requested in some job descriptions:
Manager,
10% 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.;
Java,
14% of job descriptions,
Enterprise Java Beans (EJB), Java, Java Platform Enterprise Edition (Java EE), Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), JavaApplet, Java Database Call (JDBC), Java Development Kit (JDK), Java Messaging Service (JMS), Jbuilder, JavaServer Faces (JSF), JSP, Java Swing or Sun Certified Java Programmer;
Python,
7% of job descriptions;
Microsoft IIS,
14% of job descriptions;
Apache,
20% of job descriptions;
EMC NetWorker,
12% of job descriptions;
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;
Financial Trading System,
4% of job descriptions,
Bloomberg, MarketData, Trading Application, Trading Platform, Trading Software, Trading Solution or Trading System;
Security Clearance,
8% of job descriptions;
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV,
18% of jobs;
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA,
14% of jobs.

Location

Boston - Worcester - Lawrence - Lowell - Brockton, MA - NH:

Connecticut,
Thompson;
Massachusetts,
Abington, Acton, Acushnet, Amesbury, Arlington, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ashland, Auburn, Avon, Ayer, Barre, Bedford, Bellingham, Belmont, Berkley, Berlin, Beverly, Billerica, Blackstone, Bolton, Boston, Boxborough, Boxford, Boylston, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brighton, Bristol, Brockton, Brookfield, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Canton, Carlisle, Carver, Charlton, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Clinton, Cohasset, Concord, Danvers, Dartmouth, Dedham, Dighton, Douglas, Dover, Dracut, Dudley, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, East Brookfield, Easton, Essex, Everett, Fairhaven, Fitchburg, Foxboro, Foxborough, Framingham, Franklin, Freetown, Gardner, Georgetown, Gloucester, Grafton, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hanover, Hanson, Harvard, Haverhill, Hingham, Holbrook, Holden, Holland, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Hull, Ipswich, Kingston, Lakeville, Lancaster, Lawrence, Leicester, Leominster, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mansfield, Marblehead, Marion, Marlboro, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Maynard, Medfield, Medford, Medway, Melrose, Mendon, Merrimac, Methuen, Middleborough, Middlesex, Middleton, Milford, Millbury, Millis, Millville, Milton, Nahant, Natick, Needham, New Bedford, Newbury, Newburyport, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, North Brookfield, North Reading, Northborough, Northbridge, Norton, Norwell, Norwood, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Peabody, Pembroke, Pepperell, Plainville, Plymouth, Plympton, Princeton, Quincy, Randolph, Raynham, Reading, Revere, Rochester, Rockland, Rockport, Rowley, Rutland, Salem, Salisbury, Saugus, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Somerville, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stoneham, Stoughton, Stow, Sturbridge, Sudbury, Suffolk, Sutton, Swampscott, Taunton, Templeton, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Upton, Uxbridge, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Webster, Wellesley, Wenham, West Boylston, West Bridgewater, West Brookfield, West Newbury, Westborough, Westford, Westminster, Weston, Westwood, Weymouth, Whitman, Wilmington, Winchendon, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn, Worcester and Wrentham;
Maine,
Berwick, Eliot, Kittery, South Berwick and York;
New Hampshire,
Allenstown, Amherst, Atkinson, Auburn, Barrington, Bedford, Brentwood, Brookline, Candia, Chester, Danville, Derry, Dover, Durham, East Kingston, Epping, Exeter, Farmington, Fremont, Goffstown, Greenland, Greenville, Hampstead, Hampton Falls, Hampton, Hillsborough, Hollis, Hooksett, Hudson, Kensington, Kingston, Lee, Litchfield, Londonderry, Madbury, Manchester, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Milton, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Castle, New Ipswich, Newfields, Newington, Newmarket, Newton, North Hampton, Pelham, Plaistow, Portsmouth, Raymond, Rochester, Rockingham, Rollinsford, Rye, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, Somersworth, South Hampton, Strafford, Stratham, Weare, Wilton and Windham.

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