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Working As A Communications Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $111,890

    Average Salary

What Does A Communications Analyst Do

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Network architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Duties

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization’s best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization’s chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

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How To Become A Communications Analyst

Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.

Education

Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.

Advancement

Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Communications Analyst jobs

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Communications Analyst Career Paths

Communications Analyst
Senior Network Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Communications Specialist Communications Manager
Communications Director
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Communications Consultant Communications Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Manager Information Systems Manager
Director Of Information Services
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Consultant Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Communications Consultant Marketing Communications Manager Senior Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Analyst Systems Analyst Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Marketing Manager
Marketing Director
7 Yearsyrs
Communications Specialist Project Manager Program Manager
Marketing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Analyst Business Analyst Product Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Network Engineer Director Of Information Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Communications Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Database Analyst 2.5 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Top Employers Before
Internship 13.5%
Analyst 3.6%
Consultant 3.6%
Top Employers After
Consultant 7.8%
Manager 5.9%
Analyst 3.8%

Communications Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

51.7%

Male

46.2%

Unknown

2.1%
Ethnicity

White

78.9%

Hispanic or Latino

9.4%

Asian

8.3%

Unknown

2.7%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

45.2%

Portuguese

14.3%

French

11.9%

Arabic

7.1%

Chinese

2.4%

Mandarin

2.4%

Polish

2.4%

Italian

2.4%

Indonesian

1.2%

German

1.2%

Hebrew

1.2%

Japanese

1.2%

Urdu

1.2%

Persian

1.2%

Russian

1.2%

Cantonese

1.2%

Korean

1.2%

Thai

1.2%
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Communications Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.6%

Strayer University

8.2%

New York University

5.7%

George Washington University

5.7%

Johns Hopkins University

5.7%

Syracuse University

5.0%

Illinois State University

5.0%

Ohio State University

5.0%

University of Texas at Austin

5.0%

James Madison University

4.4%

George Mason University

4.4%

Northwestern University

3.8%

University of Maryland - University College

3.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.8%

Temple University

3.8%

Georgetown University

3.8%

Villanova University

3.8%

American University

3.8%

Northeastern University

3.8%

University of Alabama

3.1%
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Majors

Business

22.6%

Communication

12.5%

Marketing

8.3%

Computer Science

5.6%

English

5.3%

Management

5.1%

Public Relations

5.0%

Political Science

4.0%

Journalism

4.0%

Information Technology

3.9%

Project Management

3.2%

Computer Information Systems

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.7%

Psychology

2.6%

Business Communications

2.6%

Finance

2.2%

Accounting

2.1%

International Relations

1.9%

Human Resources Management

1.8%

Graphic Design

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.0%

Masters

28.8%

Other

13.8%

Associate

7.5%

Certificate

4.5%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

0.8%
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Real Communications Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Marketing Communications Analyst Cars Universal Inc. Emeryville, CA Jan 12, 2016 $134,347
Communications Analyst for Media Production Worldrace Productions, Inc. El Segundo, CA Nov 01, 2013 $124,800
Corporate Communications Analyst Visionaire Group, Inc. Los Angeles, CA Sep 29, 2015 $120,000
Communications Analyst Eleven Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 12, 2016 $120,000
Communications Analyst for Media Productions Worldrace Productions, Inc. El Segundo, CA Nov 01, 2011 $119,600
Communications Analyst Eleven Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 26, 2015 $105,186
Communications Analyst Eleven Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 19, 2015 $105,186
Communications Analyst Eleven Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 03, 2015 $105,186
Communications Analyst Eleven Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 01, 2015 $105,186
Marketing and Communications Analyst Chartis Global Services, Inc. New York, NY Jan 24, 2011 $97,381
Communications Analyst Synovate, Inc. Mahwah, NJ Jan 02, 2012 $90,304
Communications Analyst Ipsos-Insight, LLC Mahwah, NJ Feb 04, 2013 $90,304
Marketing Communications Analyst Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC Phoenix, AZ Aug 18, 2016 $63,000
Japan Business Communications Analyst Logistician Menehune Water Company, Inc. Aiea, HI Sep 13, 2011 $63,000 -
$90,000
Marketing Communications Analyst (Applications Engineer) Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC Phoenix, AZ Sep 15, 2016 $63,000
Media and Communications Analyst Energy Enterprises USA, Inc. CA Feb 01, 2012 $62,400
Media and Communication Analyst Energy Enterprises USA, Inc. CA Feb 15, 2012 $62,400
Media and Communications Analyst Energy Enterprises USA, Inc. CA Feb 15, 2012 $62,400
Communications and Campaign Analyst Parliamentarians for Global Action New York, NY Aug 17, 2014 $61,500
Communications Analyst Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of The Southeast, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 19, 2015 $50,965
Media Communications Analyst Virginia International University Fairfax, VA Jan 27, 2014 $50,000
Communications Analyst Lord & Taylor LLC New York, NY Sep 08, 2015 $50,000
Political Communications Analyst Rockstar Games, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2012 $50,000
Research and Communications Analyst Morningstar, Inc. Chicago, IL May 05, 2011 $50,000
Communications Analyst Teneo Holdings LLC New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $50,000
Marketing and Communications Analyst Cognac One, LLC New York, NY Aug 23, 2015 $50,000

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Top Skills for A Communications Analyst

WebContentProceduresDataAnalysisIntranetSiteHardwareEmailVideoComplianceCustomerServicePressReleasesSharepointStrategicCommunicationsProjectManagementPBXInternalCommunicationsTelecomPhoneCallsWindowsTCommunicationMaterials

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Top Communications Analyst Skills

  1. Web Content
  2. Procedures
  3. Data Analysis
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Assist with cultivating, editing and managing print and web content, as well as prepare internal and external corporate presentations.
  • Develop, document, implement and maintain policies and procedures regarding proper use, technical standards, security and disaster recovery.
  • Worked on data analysis projects relating to the study of poverty and the risk of homelessness in Buffalo and its suburbs.
  • Web administrator for agency-wide intranet site, applying information architecture, governance and best practice approaches to reorganization of site.
  • Researched and recommended network and data communications hardware and software.

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