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Become A Configuration Management Analyst

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Working As A Configuration Management Analyst

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

  • Repetitive

  • $79,181

    Average Salary

What Does A Configuration Management Analyst Do

Management analysts, often called management consultants, propose ways to improve an organization’s efficiency. They advise managers on how to make organizations more profitable through reduced costs and increased revenues.

Duties

Management analysts typically do the following:

  • Gather and organize information about the problem to be solved or the procedure to be improved
  • Interview personnel and conduct onsite observations to determine the methods, equipment, and personnel that will be needed
  • Analyze financial and other data, including revenue, expenditure, and employment reports
  • Develop solutions or alternative practices
  • Recommend new systems, procedures, or organizational changes
  • Make recommendations to management through presentations or written reports
  • Confer with managers to ensure changes are working

Although some management analysts work for the organization that they analyze, most work as consultants on a contractual basis. 

Whether they are self-employed or part of a large consulting company, the work of a management analyst may vary from project to project. Some projects require a team of consultants, each specializing in one area. In other projects, consultants work independently with the client organization’s managers.

Management analysts often specialize in certain areas, such as inventory management or reorganizing corporate structures to eliminate duplicate and nonessential jobs. Some consultants specialize in a specific industry, such as healthcare or telecommunications. In government, management analysts usually specialize by type of agency.

Organizations hire consultants to develop strategies for entering and remaining competitive in today’s marketplace.

Management analysts who work on contract may write proposals and bid for jobs. Typically, an organization that needs the help of a management analyst solicits proposals from a number of consultants and consulting companies that specialize in the needed work. Those who want the work must then submit a proposal by the deadline that explains how the consultant will do the work, who will do the work, why they are the best consultants to do the work, what the schedule will be, and how much it will cost. The organization that needs the consultants then selects the proposal that best meets its needs and budget.

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How To Become A Configuration Management Analyst

Most management analysts have at least a bachelor’s degree. The Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation may improve job prospects.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is the typical entry-level requirement for management analysts. However, some employers prefer to hire candidates who have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

Few colleges and universities offer formal programs in management consulting. However, many fields of study provide a suitable education because of the range of areas that management analysts address. Common fields of study include business, management, economics, political science and government, accounting, finance, marketing, psychology, computer and information science, and English.

Analysts also routinely attend conferences to stay up to date on current developments in their field.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Institute of Management Consultants USA (IMC USA) offers the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation to those who meet minimum levels of education and experience, submit client reviews, and pass an interview and exam covering the IMC USA’s code of ethics. Management consultants with a CMC designation must be recertified every 3 years. Management analysts are not required to get certification, but it may give jobseekers a competitive advantage.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many analysts enter the occupation with several years of work experience. Organizations that specialize in certain fields typically try to hire candidates who have experience in those areas. Typical work backgrounds include experience in management, human resources, and information technology. 

Advancement

As consultants gain experience, they often take on more responsibility. At the senior level, consultants may supervise teams working on more complex projects and become more involved in seeking out new business. Those with exceptional skills may eventually become partners in their consulting organization and focus on attracting new clients and bringing in revenue. Senior consultants who leave their consulting company often move to senior management positions at nonconsulting organizations.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Management analysts must be able to interpret a wide range of information and use their findings to make proposals.

Communication skills. Management analysts must be able to communicate clearly and precisely in both writing and speaking. Successful analysts also need good listening skills to understand the organization’s problems and propose appropriate solutions.

Interpersonal skills. Management analysts must work with managers and other employees of the organizations where they provide consulting services. They should work as a team toward achieving the organization’s goals. 

Problem-solving skills. Management analysts must be able to think creatively to solve clients’ problems. Although some aspects of different clients’ problems may be similar, each situation is likely to present unique challenges for the analyst to solve.

Time-management skills. Management analysts often work under tight deadlines and must use their time efficiently to complete projects on time.

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Configuration Management Analyst Career Paths

Configuration Management Analyst
Configuration Management Lead Configuration Manager Program Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Business Analyst/Project Manager Business Systems Manager
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Configuration Analyst Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Engineer Senior Project Manager
Director Project Management Office
13 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Director Of Information
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Configuration Analyst Business Analyst Program Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management
10 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Release Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Manager, Project Management Office
12 Yearsyrs
Release Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Configuration Management Lead Project Manager
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Release Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Management Consultant Information Technology Consultant Information Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Configuration Manager Project Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager General Manager Database Administrator
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Configuration Manager Release Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Information Systems
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Configuration Management Analyst Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    52.7%
  • Female

    44.9%
  • Unknown

    2.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    76.6%
  • Asian

    12.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.5%
  • Unknown

    2.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.7%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    45.8%
  • French

    12.5%
  • Portuguese

    4.2%
  • Chinese

    4.2%
  • Hebrew

    4.2%
  • German

    4.2%
  • Cantonese

    4.2%
  • Japanese

    4.2%
  • Carrier

    4.2%
  • Mandarin

    4.2%
  • Polish

    4.2%
  • Arabic

    4.2%
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Real Configuration Management Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Configuration Management Engineer Concur Technologies, Inc. Vienna, VA May 27, 2014 $125,000
Configuration Management Engineer Ciber, Inc. Greenwood Village, CO Jun 24, 2016 $124,800
Configuration Management Engineer Ciber, Inc. Bothell, WA Mar 05, 2015 $124,800
Principal Configuration Management ENG (Software E Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Oct 01, 2013 $121,992
Configuration Management Engineer Green Dot Corporation Pasadena, CA Oct 13, 2014 $118,331
Senior Configuration Management Engineer Medianavico, LLC Culver City, CA Oct 13, 2014 $114,837
Configuration Management Engineer Green Dot Corporation Westlake Village, CA Mar 01, 2014 $112,848
Software Configuration Management Engineer A2Z Development Center Inc. D/B/A Lab126 Sunnyvale, CA Dec 14, 2013 $112,500
SR Configuration Management Analyst Carnival Corporation Miami, FL Jul 15, 2015 $110,000
Configuration Management Engineer National Grange Mutual Insurance Company Jacksonville, FL Jul 22, 2013 $110,000
Configuration Management Engineer Tableau Software, Inc. Kirkland, WA May 12, 2014 $109,000
Configuration Management Engineer Tableau Software, Inc. Kirkland, WA Apr 29, 2014 $109,000
Lead Software Configuration Management Engineer West Services, Inc. Eagan, MN Dec 09, 2013 $108,283
Configuration Management Analyst Unicon International, Inc. Dublin, OH Jun 03, 2013 $90,000 -
$115,000
Senior Configuration Management Engineer Concur Technologies Inc. Redmond, WA Apr 09, 2013 $90,000
Configuration Management Analyst Unicon International, Inc. Dublin, OH May 04, 2015 $90,000 -
$100,000
Senior Configuration Management Engineer Concur Technologies Inc. Redmond, WA Sep 04, 2013 $90,000
Configuration Management Engineer NGM Insurance Company Jacksonville, FL Oct 31, 2014 $90,000 -
$110,000
Configuration Management Analyst III Mary Kay Inc. Dallas, TX Jun 01, 2015 $89,900
Configuration Management Engineer Classmates, Inc. Seattle, WA Apr 05, 2016 $89,706
Configuration Management Engineer Citygrid Media, LLC West Hollywood, CA Jul 15, 2013 $80,000 -
$135,000
Software Configuration Management Engineer I Idexx Laboratories, Inc. Westbrook, ME Jun 07, 2013 $80,000 -
$100,000
Software Configuration Management Engineer Campus Management Corporation Boca Raton, FL Sep 20, 2013 $80,000
Software Configuration Management Engineer Project Porsche Holding Corporation Bloomington, MN Jan 22, 2013 $80,000
Software Configuration Management Engineer Project Porsche Holding Corporation Bloomington, MN Oct 01, 2014 $80,000
Configuration Management Analyst Velocify, Inc. El Segundo, CA Sep 12, 2015 $80,000 -
$120,000
Configuration Management Engineer ABB Enterprise Software, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 23, 2015 $79,186 -
$134,300

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Top Skills for A Configuration Management Analyst

ConfigurationManagementPlanProceduresDatabaseConfigurationStatusWindowsConfigurationControlBoardUnixRationalClearcaseConfigurationItemsSoftwareDevelopmentSCMWebQAConfigurationAuditsSourceCodeClearquestVersionControlPvcsTrackerProcessImprovementSQL

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Top Configuration Management Analyst Skills

  1. Configuration Management Plan
  2. Procedures
  3. Database
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Reviewed and approved supplier Configuration Management Plans.
  • Enforced and audit configuration management procedures performed by software developers.
  • Organized and maintained the ISO approved records in an online consolidated documentation database.
  • Develop and produce internal and external Version Description Documents, and Configuration Status Accounting Reports.
  • Performed software upgrades on Windows and UNIX platforms.

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