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Working As A Systems Consultant

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

  • Repetitive

  • $93,000

    Average Salary

What Does A 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 A 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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Systems Consultant Career Paths

Systems Consultant
Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Consultant Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Senior Project Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Account Executive Senior Sales Representative
Solutions Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Information Technology Consultant Senior System Administrator
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Consultant Information Technology Operations Manager Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Application Manager
Director, Applications
12 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Planning Manager Benefits Manager
Hris Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Programmer Analyst Senior Business Analyst Implementation Manager
Integration Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior System Administrator Information Technology Operations Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Systems Manager 4.2 years
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Systems Integrator 3.2 years
Systems Engineer 3.1 years
Systems Consultant 3.0 years
Consultant 2.4 years
Top Careers Before Systems Consultant
Consultant 11.9%
Programmer 4.2%
Top Careers After Systems Consultant
Consultant 15.9%
Manager 3.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$93,000
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$69,000
Min 10%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$93,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
ACS SYSTECH INTEGRATORS
Highest Paying City
Palo Alto, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
3.0 years
How much does a Systems Consultant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Systems Consultant in the United States is $93,901 per year or $45 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $69,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $126,000.

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Real Systems Consultant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis and Programs (MTS) Verizon Digital Media Services Inc. F/K/A Edgecast Networks Inc. Jan 05, 2016 $112,200
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis and Programs (MTS) MCI Communications Services, Inc. Sep 06, 2016 $110,000
MTS Consultant-Systems Engrg (Systems Consultant) Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 26, 2018 $107,613
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Aug 20, 2012 $107,500
Lead System Consultant (Software/Systems Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Jan 01, 2011 $106,896
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems/Architecture Verizon Data Services LLC Oct 03, 2018 $106,625
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems/Architecture Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 16, 2018 $106,625
Lead System Consultant Verizon Communications Inc., & All Its Subsidiaries & Affiliates May 10, 2015 $105,500
Lead System Consultant-Sys/Architecture (Software Verizon Data Services, LLC Mar 25, 2013 $105,399
Lead System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 25, 2012 $105,399
Lead System Consultant-SYS Anly & Prog (Software Verizon Data Services, LLC Feb 17, 2013 $104,856
Lead Systems Consultant-Database Analysis (Softw Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 19, 2012 $102,644
Systems Consultant (Systems Analysis & Programming Global Resource Management, Inc. Oct 01, 2012 $102,263
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Prog. Verizon Data Services LLC Mar 30, 2011 $100,000
Lead Systems Consultant Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 03, 2011 $99,858
Lead System Consultant-SYS Anlys/Prgm (Cnslt. DB Verizon Business Network Services Inc. Dec 20, 2010 $98,550 -
$100,000
Lead System Consultant (Consultant-Database Analys Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 11, 2012 $97,687
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 09, 2012 $97,064
Lead System Consultant Verizon Communications Inc., & All Its Subsidiaries & Affiliates Oct 21, 2016 $96,750
Lead System Consultant-Database Analysis Verizon Digital Media Services Inc. F/K/A Edgecast Networks Inc. Jan 05, 2016 $96,750
Lead Systems Consultant Verizon Data Services LLC May 15, 2011 $96,696
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Jul 27, 2011 $96,696
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Prog. Verizon Data Services LLC Mar 30, 2011 $94,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Prog. Verizon Data Services LLC Mar 31, 2011 $94,000
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis and Progr Verizon Data Services LLC Feb 22, 2013 $92,168
Lead Systems Consultant (Cnslt-Applications Dvlp Verizon Business Network Services Inc. Jun 13, 2010 $92,002
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Nov 12, 2012 $92,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Nov 30, 2012 $92,000
Lead Systems Consultant (Cnslt-Applications Dvlp Verizon Business Network Services Inc. May 13, 2010 $91,928
Lead System Consultant Database Analysis MCI Communications Services Apr 27, 2015 $90,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Jul 20, 2011 $90,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Aug 19, 2011 $90,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Aug 31, 2011 $90,000
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 25, 2011 $90,000
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 27, 2011 $90,000
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Aug 24, 2011 $90,000
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Jul 04, 2011 $90,000
Lead System Consultant-SYS Anlys/Prgm (SR. Apps Verizon Business Network Services Inc. Jul 05, 2010 $89,714
Lead Systems Consultant-Sys Analysis & Programs Verizon Business Network Services, Inc. Oct 01, 2012 $88,915
Lead System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC May 23, 2011 $88,638
Lead System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 02, 2011 $87,256
System Consultant (Software/Systems Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Sep 22, 2011 $86,234
Systems Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 17, 2011 $86,041
Lead Systems Consultant-Sys Anly & Prog (Software Verizon Data Services LLC Feb 07, 2012 $85,774
System Consultant (Specialist) Verizon Data Services LLC Apr 24, 2012 $85,114
Lead Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Jul 04, 2011 $85,000
Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC Jun 27, 2011 $85,000
System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Oct 23, 2011 $83,943
Lead System Consultant-System Analysis & Programs Verizon Data Services LLC May 05, 2011 $82,000
Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Program Verizon Data Services LLC Oct 01, 2011 $81,755
Systems Consultant-Systems Analysis & Prog (Softwa Verizon Data Services LLC Aug 06, 2012 $81,001
System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC May 22, 2010 $80,200
System Consultant (Software Engineer) Verizon Data Services LLC Feb 20, 2011 $78,336
System Consultant-SYS Anly & Prog (Software Engi Verizon Corporate Services Corp. Oct 06, 2012 $75,088

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Top Skills for A Systems Consultant

  1. Data Warehouse
  2. Customer Service
  3. Pl/Sql
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  • Developed statistical routines for segmentation of marketing data using PL/SQL.
  • Map Client business requirements to oracle functionality and identify gaps and setup application in the Test, Development and Production environment.
  • Provided consulting services to clients including installation, training and technical support of PC-based accounting software and productivity tools.

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Systems Consultant Demographics

Gender

Male

71.3%

Female

24.2%

Unknown

4.5%
Ethnicity

White

58.8%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Asian

11.4%

Black or African American

11.0%

Unknown

4.4%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

43.0%

French

10.1%

German

7.6%

Chinese

6.3%

Japanese

5.1%

Portuguese

4.4%

Hindi

3.8%

Mandarin

3.8%

Carrier

3.2%

Korean

1.9%

Urdu

1.9%

Arabic

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Italian

1.3%

Dakota

1.3%

Swahili

0.6%

Estonian

0.6%

Telugu

0.6%

Romanian

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%
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Systems Consultant Education

Schools

Pennsylvania State University

8.7%

George Washington University

6.0%

Michigan State University

6.0%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.4%

Arizona State University

5.4%

University of Texas at Austin

5.4%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.9%

San Jose State University

4.9%

Nova Southeastern University

4.9%

University of Missouri - Columbia

4.9%

More Tech Institute

4.9%

University of Houston

4.9%

University of Texas at Arlington

4.3%

University of Maryland - University College

4.3%

Georgia State University

4.3%

DePaul University

4.3%

Johns Hopkins University

4.3%

Ohio State University

4.3%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.8%

Virginia Commonwealth University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

21.9%

Computer Science

17.8%

Electrical Engineering

7.5%

Information Technology

5.9%

Accounting

5.8%

Management Information Systems

4.9%

Management

4.1%

Finance

3.8%

Computer Systems Security

3.8%

Computer Information Systems

3.5%

Project Management

3.2%

Computer Engineering

2.9%

Marketing

2.9%

Communication

1.9%

Political Science

1.8%

Economics

1.8%

Computer Networking

1.8%

Mechanical Engineering

1.7%

Computer Programming

1.6%

Psychology

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

51.9%

Masters

27.6%

Associate

8.1%

Certificate

6.9%

Doctorate

2.4%

Diploma

1.6%

High School Diploma

1.3%

License

0.2%
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