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Working As An Information Systems Consultant

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

  • Repetitive

  • $95,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Information Systems Consultant 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 Information Systems Consultant

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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Information Systems Consultant Career Paths

Information Systems Consultant
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Software Engineer Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Partner Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Development Manager Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Information Technology Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Manager Information Technology Operations Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Manager
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Manager Technical Support Manager Network Manager
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Senior Business Analyst Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Technical Manager Software Development Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator Information Technology Operations Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Human Resources Manager Talent Acquisition Manager
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Systems Consultant 3.0 years
Top Careers Before Information Systems Consultant
Consultant 6.4%
Programmer 5.7%
Internship 2.9%
Top Careers After Information Systems Consultant
Consultant 14.6%

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Information Systems Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

68.0%

Female

24.2%

Unknown

7.7%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Hispanic or Latino

15.3%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

9.5%

Unknown

4.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.3%

Portuguese

9.8%

French

9.8%

German

5.9%

Hungarian

3.9%

Greek

3.9%

Czech

3.9%

Carrier

3.9%

Mandarin

3.9%

Italian

3.9%

Hebrew

2.0%

Chinese

2.0%

Albanian

2.0%

Dutch

2.0%

Braille

2.0%

Cheyenne

2.0%

Tagalog

2.0%
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Information Systems Consultant Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.3%

University of Maryland - University College

7.0%

Strayer University

6.3%

Pennsylvania State University

5.7%

Old Dominion University

5.7%

New York University

5.1%

George Washington University

5.1%

Michigan State University

5.1%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

4.4%

University of Connecticut

4.4%

University of Central Florida

4.4%

Drexel University

4.4%

University of South Florida

3.8%

University of Houston

3.8%

More Tech Institute

3.8%

University of Delaware

3.8%

Florida State University

3.8%

Villanova University

3.8%

University of California - Berkeley

3.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

3.2%
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Majors

Business

24.2%

Computer Science

14.4%

Computer Information Systems

10.7%

Accounting

6.2%

Information Systems

5.8%

Information Technology

5.4%

Management Information Systems

4.8%

Finance

3.8%

Project Management

2.9%

Electrical Engineering

2.6%

Management

2.5%

Computer Programming

2.4%

Computer Systems Security

2.3%

Computer Technical Support

1.9%

Education

1.9%

Mathematics

1.8%

Economics

1.6%

Computer Engineering

1.6%

Political Science

1.6%

Computer Networking

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.5%

Masters

30.1%

Other

13.6%

Associate

5.1%

Certificate

3.5%

Doctorate

2.8%

Diploma

1.4%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$71,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$95,000
Median 50%
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Median 50%
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Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.4 years
How much does an Information Systems Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for an Information Systems Consultant in the United States is $95,446 per year or $46 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $71,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $127,000.

Real Information Systems Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Information Systems (IS) Senior Consultant Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, LLC Lawrenceville, GA Jul 14, 2016 $115,000
Information Systems (IS) Senior Consultant Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, LLC Lawrenceville, GA Jul 14, 2016 $108,962
Information Systems-Consultant, Project Management Artech Information Systems LLC OFallon, MO Apr 13, 2015 $105,000
Information Systems (IS) Senior Consultant Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel, LLC Lawrenceville, GA Jul 15, 2013 $101,760
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Tampa, FL Dec 10, 2012 $97,600 -
$130,000
Information Systems Consultant Netcom Information Technology New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $97,240
Information Systems Consultant Netcom Information Techonology, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $97,240
Information Systems Consultant Netcom Information Technology, Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2010 $97,240
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Apr 27, 2013 $96,800 -
$129,000
Clarity Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Dec 01, 2011 $95,900 -
$127,800
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Jul 15, 2011 $95,900 -
$127,800
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Bloomfield, CT Oct 30, 2009 $93,500 -
$113,600
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Bloomfield, CT Feb 21, 2010 $93,500 -
$113,600
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Bloomfield, CT Dec 24, 2009 $93,122 -
$113,600
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Wilmington, DE Oct 08, 2012 $91,000 -
$121,000
Information Systems Consultant, ERP Mellen, Smith & Pivoz PLC Bingham Farms, MI Mar 19, 2015 $90,854
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Feb 17, 2010 $90,000 -
$113,000
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Dec 08, 2009 $84,000 -
$113,600
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Greenville, SC May 11, 2013 $83,762 -
$107,400
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Greenville, SC May 11, 2012 $82,930 -
$105,200
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Greenville, SC Dec 02, 2013 $81,411 -
$107,400
Information Systems Consultant Metlife Group, Inc. Greenville, SC Mar 03, 2010 $80,400 -
$108,800
Information Systems Consultant (Systems Analyst) Metlife Group, Inc. Somerset, NJ Sep 25, 2010 $76,000 -
$97,000
Customer Information Controls Systems Programming Consultant Vedicsoft Solutions LLC Baltimore, MD Jun 29, 2015 $74,381
Information System Consultant Zap Courier & Messenger Services, Inc. Miami, FL Jun 23, 2009 $74,005
Computer Information Systems Consultant E-Bcorp Us LLC West Chester, PA Feb 06, 2008 $65,000

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Top Skills for An Information Systems Consultant

  1. Information Technology
  2. Data Warehouse
  3. Project Management
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  • Participated in daily operation of information technology environment including systems start up, shutdown, maintenance and backups.
  • Designed, developed and implemented the telemarketing leads administration system data warehouse using Oracle 8i warehouse tools.
  • Provided technical and strategic consulting services for Value Added Retailers software conversion effort along with Project Management techniques.
  • Performed basic computer hardware and software installation and configuration.
  • Published several technical white papers on PostgreSQL administration and tuning, along with related magazine articles on relational database technologies.

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