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Working As A Senior Technical Analyst

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

  • Repetitive

  • $94,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Technical 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 Senior Technical 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 Technical Analyst Career Paths

Senior Technical Analyst
Senior Analyst Senior Software Engineer Project Leader
Architect & Project Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Subject Matter Expert Team Manager
Assistant Vice President Operations
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Analyst Senior Software Engineer Project Leader
Consultant/Project Leader
6 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Project Manager Program Manager
Deputy Director
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Technical Team Lead Desktop Support Technician
Desktop Support Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Analyst Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Senior Consultant Information Technology Director
Global Director Of Information Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Quality Assurance Engineer Senior Software Engineer/Senior Tester
Lead Software Tester
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Team Lead Field Technician GIS Technician
Lidar Analyst
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Product Manager Regional Sales Manager
National Accounts Sales Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Technical Analyst Systems Administrator
Network Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Technical Account Manager Strategic Accounts Manager Channel Account Manager
Partner Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Writer Information Architect User Experience Designer
Product Lead
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Software Engineer Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager
Project Manager & Leader
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Technician Specialist Project Coordinator Project Specialist
Project Team Lead
5 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager Senior Manager
Senior Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Technical Support Specialist Software Engineer
Software Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Analyst 3.3 years
Analyst Lead 2.8 years
Technical Analyst 2.7 years
Solutions Analyst 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Senior Technical Analyst
Consultant 7.3%
Programmer 3.8%
Analyst 3.3%
Top Careers After Senior Technical Analyst
Consultant 9.9%
Manager 4.7%

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Senior Technical Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

73.8%

Female

24.3%

Unknown

1.9%
Ethnicity

White

55.7%

Hispanic or Latino

14.3%

Asian

13.9%

Black or African American

11.0%

Unknown

4.9%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.8%

Mandarin

7.9%

Chinese

7.9%

Portuguese

6.6%

French

5.3%

Carrier

5.3%

Japanese

3.9%

Hindi

2.6%

Italian

2.6%

German

2.6%

Polish

2.6%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Sanskrit

1.3%

Indonesian

1.3%

Zulu

1.3%

Serer

1.3%

Dari

1.3%

Bengali

1.3%

Russian

1.3%

Tamil

1.3%
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Senior Technical Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.5%

George Washington University

7.2%

Pennsylvania State University

5.4%

University of Memphis

5.4%

Strayer University

5.0%

DePaul University

4.7%

Northeastern University

4.7%

Villanova University

4.3%

University of North Texas

4.3%

George Mason University

4.3%

University of Maryland - University College

3.9%

New York University

3.6%

Community College of the Air Force

3.6%

Colorado Technical University

3.6%

University of Houston

3.6%

Stevens Institute of Technology

3.2%

Drexel University

3.2%

Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

2.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.9%

University of Missouri - Saint Louis

2.9%
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Majors

Business

20.1%

Computer Science

19.4%

Computer Information Systems

8.8%

Information Technology

7.1%

Electrical Engineering

5.6%

Information Systems

4.7%

Finance

3.8%

Management Information Systems

3.4%

Project Management

3.2%

Computer Networking

3.1%

Computer Engineering

2.8%

Computer Applications

2.6%

Management

2.5%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Accounting

2.1%

Computer Programming

1.9%

Psychology

1.8%

Engineering

1.7%

Mathematics

1.7%

Economics

1.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.0%

Masters

24.8%

Other

18.4%

Associate

9.4%

Certificate

4.2%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

1.5%

License

0.1%
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Real Senior Technical Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Technical Analyst/Developer Klish Group, Inc. Old Bridge, NJ Mar 09, 2016 $172,178
SR. SAP Technical Analyst-Team Lead (Systems Analyst) Levi Strauss & Co. San Francisco, CA Feb 07, 2016 $168,135
Senior Technology Analyst Amidi Partners, LLC Sunnyvale, CA Mar 31, 2016 $153,000
Senior Technical Analyst AIG Employee Services, Inc. Wilton, CT Jun 23, 2016 $150,000
Senior Technology Analyst MUFG Union Bank, N.A. Los Angeles, CA Apr 29, 2016 $150,000
Senior Technical Analyst AIG Employee Services, Inc. Wilton, CT Jan 01, 2016 $150,000
SR. Technology Analyst Spectra Group Inc. New York, NY May 24, 2016 $142,500
Senior Technical Analyst Netgear, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 18, 2016 $138,995
Senior Technical Analyst Netgear, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 21, 2016 $138,000
Senior Technical Analyst Netgear, Inc. San Jose, CA Nov 12, 2016 $138,000
Senior Technology Analyst General Reinsurance Corporation Stamford, CT Sep 03, 2015 $137,025
Senior Technology Analyst General Reinsurance Corporation Stamford, CT Apr 21, 2016 $137,025
Senior SAP Basis Technical Analyst Consumers Energy Jackson, MI Sep 09, 2016 $109,658
Senior Technical Analyst Informatica Corporation Redwood City, CA Sep 16, 2015 $109,429
Senior Analyst, Client Technology Hartford Fire Insurance Company Hartford, CT Jan 08, 2016 $109,408 -
$127,200
Senior Technical Analyst (Global Infrastructure Service, Stores) The TJX Companies, Inc. Framingham, MA Apr 01, 2015 $109,075
Senior Technical Analyst (CIS) The TJX Companies, Inc. Marlborough, MA Sep 01, 2015 $109,060
IS Tech Senior Analyst Citigroup Technology, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Jan 08, 2016 $109,000
Senior Technical Analyst UMT Consulting Group, LLC New York, NY Jul 01, 2015 $109,000 -
$115,000
SR. Technical Analyst L2 Apptium Technologies LLC Herndon, VA Sep 15, 2016 $108,139
Digital Technology Developer SR Analyst Accenture LLP Irvine, CA Jun 12, 2016 $94,000
Digital Technology Developer SR Analyst Accenture LLP Broomfield, CO Jun 12, 2016 $94,000
SR. Tech Analyst Pr3 Systems Inc. Chicago, IL Apr 13, 2015 $94,000
SR. Mainframe Technology Analyst Dechen Consulting Group, Inc. Allen Park, MI Apr 20, 2015 $93,915
Senior Technical Analyst Summa Technologies, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jan 22, 2016 $93,783
Technical Analyst-Senior Geisinger Health Plan Danville, PA Nov 28, 2016 $93,579 -
$105,000
Senior Technical Data Analyst Arcadia Solutions, LLC Burlington, MA Dec 15, 2016 $93,517

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AVERAGE SALARY FOR A Senior Technical Analyst

Average Yearly Salary
$94,000
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$71,000
Min 10%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$94,000
Median 50%
$124,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Google
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
Rhode Island
Avg Experience Level
4.0 years
How much does a Senior Technical Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Technical Analyst in the United States is $94,264 per year or $45 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $71,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $124,000.

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Top Skills for A Senior Technical Analyst

  1. Technical Support
  2. Customer Service
  3. Procedures
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  • Provide technical support for a custom software/hardware solution provider for tire retread operations deployed in approximately 220 locations.
  • Provided superior customer service and work quality while demonstrating attention to detail, flexibility and innovation in resolving problems.
  • Trained new and existing staff on proper procedures designed to maintain quality and productivity standards through consistency and proper education.
  • Coordinate several data warehouse projects to support various sales and distribution business units in their migration from legacy processing.
  • Developed SQL, PL/SQL Stored procedures, triggers and cursors for implementing Complex business rules and transformations.

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