"business process," "project management," and "architecture" aren't the only skills we found lead system analysts list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of lead system analyst responsibilities that we found, including:
We've found that 67.8% of lead system analysts have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 16.3% earned their master's degrees before becoming a lead system analyst. While it's true that most lead system analysts have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every eight lead system analysts did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those lead system analysts who do attend college, typically earn either computer science degrees or business degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for lead system analysts include electrical engineering degrees or computer information systems degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a lead system analyst. We've found that most lead system analyst resumes include experience from Boeing, Amazon.com, and General Electric. Of recent, Boeing had 14 positions open for lead system analysts. Meanwhile, there are 9 job openings at Amazon.com and 8 at General Electric.
If you're interested in companies where lead system analysts make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Wellington Management Company, Vizient, and Experian. We found that at Wellington Management Company, the average lead system analyst salary is $133,666. Whereas at Vizient, lead system analysts earn roughly $132,540. And at Experian, they make an average salary of $127,942.
For the most part, lead system analysts make their living in the technology and finance industries. Lead system analysts tend to make the most in the finance industry with an average salary of $117,882. The lead system analyst annual salary in the insurance and health care industries generally make $112,892 and $111,858 respectively. Additionally, lead system analysts who work in the finance industry make 15.8% more than lead system analysts in the technology Industry.