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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

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 A Configuration Management 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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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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Average Length of Employment
Senior Analyst 3.3 years
Management Analyst 3.0 years
Analyst Lead 2.9 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 4.0%
Analyst 3.4%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.1%

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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Configuration Management Analyst Education

Schools

Strayer University

14.7%

University of Phoenix

12.1%

George Mason University

6.8%

Northern Virginia Community College

6.8%

George Washington University

6.3%

University of Maryland - University College

5.8%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.7%

Arizona State University

4.7%

Defense Acquisition University

4.2%

San Jose State University

3.7%

University of Central Florida

3.7%

Colorado Technical University

3.7%

Old Dominion University

3.2%

Purdue University

3.2%

University of Texas at Austin

3.2%

Villanova University

2.6%

Park University

2.6%

Pennsylvania State University

2.6%

San Diego State University

2.6%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

2.6%
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Majors

Business

26.0%

Computer Science

16.8%

Computer Information Systems

9.4%

Management

6.5%

Project Management

4.7%

Information Technology

4.5%

Computer Engineering

4.2%

Information Systems

3.7%

Electrical Engineering

3.4%

Management Information Systems

3.4%

Mechanical Engineering

2.3%

Education

2.2%

Accounting

2.0%

Mathematics

1.8%

Electrical Engineering Technology

1.7%

English

1.5%

Communication

1.5%

Psychology

1.5%

Finance

1.5%

Human Resources Management

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

44.8%

Masters

23.9%

Other

17.9%

Associate

6.6%

Certificate

5.1%

Diploma

1.0%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.1%
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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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