Salary Report

Information Technology Job

Microsoft Windows and UNIX
System Professional

United States Location

San Jose -
- San Francisco - Oakland
CA, USA Metropolitan Area

Competitive Position® Salary Report

Salary Average

$81,788

Experience Requirement

4 Years and 10 Months

Raise +1 Year

$3,921 at 4.79%

Salary and Number of Jobs

Graph of succeeding salary information

About Salary and Jobs

Salary Range :

At required Experience of 4 Years & 10 Months: $81,788 is Salary average; 50% of Jobs pay between $67,341 & $96,235; and, 5% of Jobs top $117,024.

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% $123,777
5% $117,024
10% $109,239
25% $96,235
33% $91,013
50% $81,788
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% $79,096 $84,479
25% $74,963 $88,613
33% $72,562 $91,013
50% $67,341 $96,235
67% $61,066 $102,510
95% $39,799 $123,777
Salary Average =

$81,788

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 $77,125 $4,662 at 6.05%
4 Years and 10 Months $81,788 $3,921 at 4.79%
5 Years and 10 Months $85,709 $3,384 at 3.95%

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: $54,146 at the low experience of 11 Months; $81,788 at the average experience of 4 Years and 10 Months; and, $94,514 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 $54,146 $10,443 at 19.29%
Average 4 Years and 10 Months $81,788 $3,921 at 4.79%
Top 8 Years and 9 Months $94,514 $2,418 at 2.56%

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

San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose, CA:

California,
Alameda, Alameda County, Alamo, Albany, Alum Rock, Alviso, Antioch, Ashland, Atherton, Bay Area, Bay Point, Belmont, Benicia, Berkeley, Boyes Hot Springs, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Capitola, Castre Valley, Concord, Contra Costa, Contra Costa County, Corte Madea, Cupertino, Daly City, Danville, Dixon, Dublin, East Palo Alto, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Emeryville, Fairfax, Fairfield, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Half Moon Bay, Hayward, Healdsburg, Hercules, Hillsborough, Julian, Kensington, Lafayette, Larkspur, Livermore, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Marin, Marin County, Martinez, Menlo Park, Mill Valley, Millbrae, Milpitas, Moraga, Mountain View, Napa, Napa County, Newark, North Fair Oaks, Novato, Oakland, Orinda, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Petaluma, Piedmont, Pinole, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Redwood Shores, Richmond, Rodeo, Rohnert Park, San Anselmo, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Francisco, San Francisco County, San Jose, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, San Mateo, San Mateo County, San Pablo, San Rafael, San Ramon, San Raphael, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Santa Rosa, Saratoga, Sausalito, Scotts Valley, Silicon Valley, Solano, Solano County, Sonoma, Sonoma County, Soquel, South San Francisco, Stanford, Sunnyvale, Tara Hills, Tiburon, Timalpais Valley, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek West, Watsonville and Woodside.

These locations are all included in the San Jose - San Francisco, CA metropolitan area as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB).