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Working As An Associate Information Technology Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $70,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Associate Information Technology Analyst Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

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How To Become An Associate Information Technology Analyst

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.

Education

Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.

Advancement

With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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Average Length of Employment
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Technical Analyst 2.8 years
Solutions Analyst 2.4 years
Support Analyst 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Associate Information Technology Analyst
Internship 7.7%
Consultant 3.9%
Top Careers After Associate Information Technology Analyst
Analyst 3.1%

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Associate Information Technology Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

48.4%

Female

40.4%

Unknown

11.2%
Ethnicity

White

56.2%

Asian

15.1%

Hispanic or Latino

11.9%

Black or African American

11.0%

Unknown

5.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Mandarin

20.0%

Spanish

20.0%

Portuguese

10.0%

Chinese

10.0%

Cantonese

10.0%

French

10.0%

Russian

10.0%

Polish

10.0%
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Associate Information Technology Analyst Education

Schools

University of Pittsburgh -

10.6%

North Carolina State University

7.6%

University of Phoenix

7.6%

Illinois Central College

7.6%

Robert Morris University

6.1%

Eastern Michigan University

4.5%

University of South Florida

4.5%

Bradley University

4.5%

University of Colorado at Boulder

4.5%

University of Oklahoma

4.5%

University of Washington

4.5%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.5%

More Tech Institute

4.5%

Rasmussen College

4.5%

George Mason University

4.5%

University of Maryland - University College

3.0%

Illinois State University

3.0%

Saint Mary's University

3.0%

Arizona State University

3.0%

Western Governors University

3.0%
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Majors

Business

20.3%

Computer Information Systems

16.9%

Information Technology

13.5%

Computer Science

11.0%

Management Information Systems

6.3%

Information Systems

5.1%

Computer Networking

4.2%

Electrical Engineering

3.0%

Computer Engineering

3.0%

Management

2.5%

Management Science

1.7%

Marketing

1.7%

Computer Systems Security

1.7%

Accounting

1.7%

Project Management

1.3%

Psychology

1.3%

Education

1.3%

Military Applied Sciences

1.3%

Secretarial And Administrative Science

1.3%

Computer Programming

1.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.4%

Masters

25.7%

Associate

12.2%

Other

10.2%

Certificate

2.0%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.7%
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$51,000
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Median 50%
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Best Paying Company
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Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
Connecticut
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does an Associate Information Technology Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Associate Information Technology Analyst in the United States is $70,337 per year or $34 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $51,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $96,000.

Real Associate Information Technology Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Associate/It Business Analyst Fig LLC New York, NY May 13, 2013 $108,534 -
$115,000
Associate-Mainframe IT Programmer/Analyst BOOZ Allen Hamilton Inc. VA Nov 09, 2009 $85,000 -
$95,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Jun 01, 2011 $83,000
Associate Specialist-It Operations/Computer Systems Analyst Synechron, Inc. Nashville, TN May 23, 2016 $80,458
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Apr 16, 2012 $80,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 09, 2013 $80,000
Associate Specialist-It Ops/Systems Analyst Synechron, Inc. Nashville, TN Jun 14, 2015 $79,576
Associate Specialist-It Operations/Computer Systems Analyst Synechron, Inc. Nashville, TN Aug 27, 2016 $79,207
Associate Specialist-It Operations/Systems Analyst Synechron, Inc. Nashville, TN Aug 06, 2015 $78,030
Associate IT Analyst-Oracle Forms Developer, RMS Abercrombie and Fitch Management Co. New Albany, OH Jun 27, 2016 $76,253 -
$87,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 10, 2013 $75,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Jul 11, 2011 $75,000
Associate IT Analyst-Java Developer Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 24, 2012 $75,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 06, 2011 $74,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH May 23, 2011 $73,000
Associate IT Delivery Analyst/Data Warehouse Envir Xerox Corporation Rochester, NY Nov 22, 2010 $71,843 -
$80,800
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 05, 2014 $71,302 -
$85,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co. New Albany, OH Oct 14, 2016 $69,826
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Management Co. New Albany, OH Oct 19, 2016 $69,826
SR. Associate-It Operations/Computer Systems Analyst Synechron, Inc. Nashville, TN Aug 17, 2015 $69,010
Associate IT Business Analyst Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Sep 10, 2015 $66,433
Associate IT Analyst-Product Information Management Abercrombie and Fitch Management Co. New Albany, OH Jan 09, 2016 $62,982 -
$87,000
Associate IT Analyst Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. New Albany, OH Sep 23, 2013 $62,200
Associate IT Infrastructure Analyst HM Health Solutions Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jul 25, 2016 $62,000 -
$65,000
Associate IT Testing and Quality Analyst HM Health Solutions Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Sep 16, 2016 $62,000 -
$65,000
Associate IT Service Delivery Analyst Xerox Corporation Rochester, NY Jul 21, 2013 $62,000
Associate IT Applications Analyst/Programmer Hitachi Data Systems Corporation Santa Clara, CA Dec 01, 2011 $61,963 -
$96,000
Associate IT Applications Analyst/Programmer Hitachi Data Systems Corporation Santa Clara, CA Aug 22, 2012 $61,963 -
$96,000

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Top Skills for An Associate Information Technology Analyst

  1. Technical Support
  2. Project Management
  3. Business Requirements
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  • Provided technical support for IT and telecommunications operations and lead related projects from beginning to end.
  • Assisted in developing new Project Management metrics and performing yearly Project Management Process Compliance Assessment and results communication.
  • Transformed Business requirements to Functional requirements, mapped business to systems and functional requirements.
  • Installed, configured and updated server-based applications and Web Applications
  • Developed database systems which facilitate management with financial analysis.

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