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Working As A Telecommunications Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • $81,397

    Average Salary

What Does A Telecommunications Analyst Do

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and intranets. These networks range from small connections between two offices to next-generation networking capabilities such as a cloud infrastructure that serves multiple customers. Network architects must have extensive knowledge of an organization’s business plan to design a network that can help the organization achieve its goals.

Duties

Computer network architects typically do the following:

  • Create plans and layouts for data communication networks
  • Present plans to management and explain why they are in the organization’s best interest to pursue them
  • Consider information security when designing networks
  • Upgrade hardware, such as routers or adaptors, and software, such as network drivers, as needed to support computer networks
  • Research new networking technologies to determine what would best support their organization in the future

Computer network architects, or network engineers, often work with their organization’s chief technology officer (CTO) to predict where the organization will most need new networks. They spend most of their time planning these new networks. Some computer network architects work with engineers such as computer hardware engineers who help build the network a network architect has designed. Network architects are often experienced staff and have 5 to 10 years of experience working in network administration or with other information technology (IT) systems.

Computer network architects also create models to predict future network needs by analyzing current data traffic and estimating how growth will affect the network. They also keep up to date on new hardware and software technology and test how it can improve network performance. In addition, computer network architects have to keep security in mind and when network vulnerabilities arise, implement security patches or other countermeasures.

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Most computer network architects have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field and experience in a related occupation, such as network and computer systems administrators.

Education

Computer network architects usually need at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, or a related field. Degree programs in a computer-related field give network architects hands-on laboratory work in classes such as network security or database design. These programs prepare network architects to be able to work with the wide array of technologies used in networks.

Employers of network architects sometimes prefer applicants to have a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) in information systems. MBA programs generally require 2 years of study beyond the undergraduate level and include both business and computer-related courses.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Network architects generally need to have at least 5 to 10 years of experience working with information technology (IT) systems. They often have experience as a network and computer system administrator but also may come from other computer-related occupations such as database administrator or computer systems analyst.

Certification

Certification programs are generally offered by product vendors or software firms. Vendor-specific certification verifies a set of skills to ensure network architects are able to work in specific networking environments. Companies may require their network architects to be certified in the products they use.

Advancement

Some network architects advance to become computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Computer network architects have to examine data networks and decide how to best connect the networks based on the needs and resources of the organization.

Detail oriented. Computer network architects create comprehensive plans of the networks they are creating with precise information describing how the network parts will work together.

Interpersonal skills. These workers must be able to work with different types of employees to successfully design and implement computer and information networks.

Leadership skills. Many computer network architects direct teams of engineers who build the networks they have designed, such as computer hardware engineers.

Organizational skills. Computer network architects who work for large firms must coordinate many different types of communication networks and make sure they work well together.

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Telecommunications Analyst Career Paths

Telecommunications Analyst
Systems Administrator Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Systems Administrator Operations Manager Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer/Partner
11 Yearsyrs
Information Technology Project Manager Program/Project Manager
Custom Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Telecommunication Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Network Manager
Director, Network Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Telecommunications Engineer Telecommunications Manager
Director, Telecommunications
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Telecommunications Analyst Telecommunications Manager Information Technology Manager
Global Information Technology Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Systems Manager Information Systems Manager
Information Services Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Telecommunication Engineer Network Engineer Network Administrator
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Manager Project Manager Information Technology Project Manager
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Technical Project Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Support Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Network Engineer Engineer Service Manager
Regional Service Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Specialist Information Technology Specialist Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Specialist Network Technician Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Telecom Analyst Telecom Technician Telecommunications Technician
Telecommunications Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Systems Engineer Senior Analyst Senior Operations Analyst
Vending Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Telecommunications Manager Information Technology Manager Technical Director
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Telecom Analyst 3.6 years
Telecom Engineer 3.1 years
Top Careers Before Telecommunications Analyst
Technician 3.6%
Analyst 3.6%
Top Careers After Telecommunications Analyst
Consultant 3.9%

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Telecommunications Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

61.1%

Female

36.3%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

62.2%

Hispanic or Latino

14.8%

Black or African American

12.0%

Asian

7.5%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.4%

Carrier

25.0%

German

7.1%

Portuguese

3.6%

Chinese

3.6%

French

3.6%

Tagalog

3.6%

Dakota

3.6%

Italian

3.6%
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Telecommunications Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

21.4%

University of Maryland - University College

7.6%

Pennsylvania State University

6.2%

Strayer University

6.2%

Northern Virginia Community College

5.5%

DePaul University

4.8%

Bellevue University

4.8%

New York University

4.1%

George Mason University

4.1%

Northeastern University

4.1%

Michigan State University

3.4%

Pace University - New York

3.4%

Community College of the Air Force

3.4%

Dakota County Technical College

3.4%

Kaplan University

3.4%

Ohio University -

2.8%

Villanova University

2.8%

Ashford University

2.8%

Auburn University

2.8%

Webster University

2.8%
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Majors

Business

25.0%

Computer Information Systems

9.7%

Computer Science

8.4%

Computer Networking

8.1%

Information Technology

6.9%

Electrical Engineering

5.7%

Communication

4.5%

Management

4.2%

Finance

3.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

3.2%

Management Information Systems

2.9%

Project Management

2.6%

Accounting

2.3%

Psychology

2.1%

Information Systems

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Criminal Justice

1.9%

Education

1.8%

Telecommunications Management

1.8%

Computer Programming

1.6%
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Degrees

Bachelors

40.2%

Other

25.7%

Associate

14.4%

Masters

13.4%

Certificate

4.3%

Diploma

1.1%

Doctorate

0.6%

License

0.2%
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Real Telecommunications Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Telecommunications Analyst The Vanguard Group Philadelphia, PA Jul 09, 2015 $85,530
Telecommunications Analyst The Vanguard Group Wayne, PA Jul 09, 2012 $81,000
Analyst, Telecommunications Tribune Co. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2012 $75,000 -
$85,000
Telecommunication Analyst Innovative Networks LLC. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $75,000
Telecommunications Analyst Innovative Networks LLC. Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2011 $75,000
Telecommunications Analyst III The University of Mississippi University, MS Jun 16, 2012 $65,394
Telecommunications Analyst Contelsys International Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 30, 2016 $61,630
Telecommunications Analyst Contelsys International Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 30, 2013 $56,542
Telecommunications Analyst CWS Ny, Inc. Plainview, NY Sep 29, 2009 $56,000
Analyst, Telecommunications Random House Inc. New York, NY Nov 28, 2009 $55,474
Telecommunications Analyst Aerobeep & Voice Services, Inc. New York, NY Jul 07, 2009 $55,000
Telecommunications Analyst Aerobeep & Voice Services, Inc. New York, NY Jul 06, 2009 $55,000
Telecommunication Analyst Contelsys International Services Inc. Alpharetta, GA Dec 01, 2010 $53,000
Telecommunication Analyst Contelsys International Services Alpharetta, GA Nov 25, 2011 $50,000
Telecommunications Analyst Contelsys International Services Alpharetta, GA Jan 05, 2011 $50,000
Telecommunications Analyst Contlesys International Services Alpharetta, GA Nov 04, 2010 $50,000
Telecommunication Analyst Contelsys International Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Aug 21, 2014 $48,403
Telecommunication Analyst Contelsys International Services, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Sep 05, 2014 $48,403

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Top Skills for A Telecommunications Analyst

  1. Multiple Vendors
  2. PBX
  3. Telecommunications Systems
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Manage company wireless program across multiple vendors.
  • Assisted Telecommunications Manager in the implementation of centralized PBX and appointment scheduling.
  • Ensured optimum performance/maximum system availability of telecommunications systems by troubleshooting and quickly resolving software/hardware problems.
  • Performed complex problem diagnosis and fault isolation of telephone systems.
  • Analyze telecommunication infrastructure requirements for integrating and replacing legacy voice systems, providing technical expertise in feasibility and execution of projects.

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