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Become A Senior Systems Analyst

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Working As A Senior Systems Analyst

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

  • Repetitive

  • $83,304

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Systems Analyst Do

A Senior Systems Analyst implements and analyzes complex systems for their organizations. Their duties include planning development, testing, and deployment processes for various departments.

How To Become A Senior Systems 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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Senior Systems Analyst Career Paths

Senior Systems Analyst
Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst/Project Manager Business Systems Manager
Director Of Business Systems
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Senior Manager
Director Of Enterprise Architecture
14 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Engineer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Director
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator
Information Technology Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Business Analyst Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Business Analyst Product Manager
Senior Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Systems Administrator Software Engineer
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Information Technology Project Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Information Systems
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Manager Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Senior Systems Analyst Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    71.4%
  • Female

    26.2%
  • Unknown

    2.4%

Ethnicity

  • White

    72.1%
  • Asian

    15.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.3%
  • Unknown

    3.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.9%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    34.9%
  • French

    10.3%
  • Chinese

    7.2%
  • Portuguese

    6.7%
  • Carrier

    6.2%
  • German

    5.6%
  • Mandarin

    3.6%
  • Japanese

    3.6%
  • Russian

    3.1%
  • Italian

    3.1%
  • Arabic

    2.6%
  • Hindi

    2.1%
  • Cheyenne

    2.1%
  • Vietnamese

    1.5%
  • Korean

    1.5%
  • Cantonese

    1.5%
  • Polish

    1.5%
  • Dari

    1.0%
  • Persian

    1.0%
  • Urdu

    1.0%
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Real Senior Systems Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Systems Analyst Visa Technology & Operations LLC Ashburn, VA May 21, 2018 $124,883 -
$128,000
SR. Systems Analyst Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Feb 05, 2018 $97,764 -
$133,000
SR Systems Analyst Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Sep 22, 2017 $97,764 -
$133,000
Senior Systems Analyst Airbus Americas, Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 14, 2010 $97,100
Senior Systems Analyst Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Feb 04, 2012 $93,400 -
$105,600
SR. System Analyst (SCM Engineer) Value Consulting LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 12, 2010 $90,000
SR. Systems Analyst Windycity Technologies Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 11, 2017 $90,000
Senior Systems Analyst Airbus Americas, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 12, 2010 $89,500
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 01, 2015 $88,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 15, 2015 $88,000
Senior System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 22, 2015 $87,194 -
$90,000
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Apr 28, 2015 $87,194
Senior Systems Analyst Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Feb 05, 2015 $87,194 -
$129,800
SR. System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 14, 2016 $85,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 01, 2015 $85,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 18, 2016 $85,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 15, 2015 $85,000
SR Systems Analyst Iblesoft Inc. Duns#791327054 Ashburn, VA Jun 26, 2017 $84,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 02, 2017 $84,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Feb 17, 2017 $84,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Jan 03, 2017 $84,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 01, 2017 $84,000
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 18, 2017 $84,000
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jun 15, 2016 $83,782
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jul 07, 2016 $83,782
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Apr 15, 2017 $83,304
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Dec 16, 2016 $83,304
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jan 05, 2017 $83,304
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Oct 01, 2017 $83,304
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jun 15, 2014 $82,930
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jun 02, 2014 $82,930
Senior Systems Analyst Jc65 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA May 29, 2014 $82,930
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Feb 04, 2018 $82,326
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Nov 08, 2017 $82,326
SR. Systems Analyst Aita Consulting Services, Inc. Ashburn, VA Jun 20, 2016 $81,000
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA Jun 15, 2013 $80,018
SR. System Analyst GVA Infotech Inc. Ashburn, VA Oct 09, 2016 $80,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 20, 2015 $80,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 05, 2015 $80,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 20, 2015 $80,000
Senior Systems Analyst Jc60 Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation Ashburn, VA May 01, 2012 $78,624
Senior Systems Analyst Inovant LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 15, 2011 $78,624 -
$90,000
Senior Systems Analyst Inovant, LLC Ashburn, VA Aug 08, 2011 $78,624 -
$90,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Jul 25, 2015 $72,000
SR. System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Sep 10, 2015 $70,000
Sr.System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Aug 05, 2015 $70,000
SR. System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA Apr 20, 2015 $70,000
SR. System Analyst Anira Solutions Inc. Ashburn, VA May 20, 2015 $70,000
SR Systems Analyst Iblesoft Inc. Duns#791327054 Ashburn, VA Jun 13, 2017 $64,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Systems Analyst

DataWarehouseProceduresWebSQLServerFinancialUnixCobolMainframeBusinessRequirementsBusinessProcessProjectManagementDB2ManagementSystemTechnicalSupportSetupPCWindowsNTXMLDisasterQA

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Top Senior Systems Analyst Skills

  1. Data Warehouse
  2. Procedures
  3. Web
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Created and maintained an MS Access database to map elements from the provisioning systems to the data warehouse.
  • Developed database procedures for public utility companies, Increased operational efficiency.
  • Managed, architected, designed, tested, and implemented electronic subcontractors technical network web-based application.
  • Use Microsoft SQL Server Agent to perform a scheduler job to load the temp data from temp tables to production tables.
  • Developed operational, financial and management reports through the use of Crystal Reports.

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