Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft Windows and UNIX
System Professional

United States Location

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

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$72,648

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,557 at 4.90%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 10 Months: $72,648 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $59,816 & $85,481; and, 5% of Jobs top $103,947.

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% $109,945
5% $103,947
10% $97,032
25% $85,481
33% $80,843
50% $72,648
Top Percentile of Job Market =

Number of Jobs Above the Top Salary
÷
Number of all Jobs at 4 Years and 10 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% $70,257 $75,039
25% $66,586 $78,710
33% $64,453 $80,843
50% $59,816 $85,481
67% $54,242 $91,055
95% $35,351 $109,945
Salary Average =

$72,648

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 10 Months Experience.

= and

Salary and Experience

Graph of succeeding salary information

Salary ±1 Year

Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
3 Years and 10 Months $68,419 $4,229 at 6.18%
4 Years and 10 Months $72,648 $3,557 at 4.90%
5 Years and 10 Months $76,205 $3,070 at 4.03%

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: $47,584 at the low experience of 11 Months; $72,648 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $84,194 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
Experience Salary Average Raise +1 Year
Low 11 Months $47,584 $9,467 at 19.9%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $72,648 $3,557 at 4.9%
Top 8 Years and 9 Months $84,194 $2,193 at 2.6%

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

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).