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Working As A Vmware Administrator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $79,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Vmware Administrator Do

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks. They organize, install, and support an organization’s computer systems, including local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), network segments, intranets, and other data communication systems.

Duties

Network and computer systems administrators typically do the following:

  • Determine an organization’s network and computer system needs before setting one up
  • Install all network hardware and software and make needed upgrades and repairs
  • Maintain network and computer system security and ensure that all systems are operating correctly
  • Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize network or system performance
  • Add users to a network and assign and update security permissions on the network
  • Train users in the proper use of hardware and software
  • Interpret and solve problems when a user or an automated monitoring system alerts them that one exists

Administrators manage an organization’s servers and desktop and mobile equipment. They ensure that email and data storage networks work properly. They also make sure that employees’ workstations are working efficiently and stay connected to the central computer network. Some administrators manage telecommunication networks.

In some cases, administrators help network architects design and analyze network models. They also participate in decisions about buying future hardware or software to upgrade their organization’s network. Some administrators provide technical support to computer users, and they also may supervise computer support specialists who help solve users’ problems.

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How To Become A Vmware Administrator

Most employers require network and computer systems administrators to have a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. Others may require only a postsecondary certificate.

Education

Although some employers require only a postsecondary certificate, most require a bachelor’s degree in a field related to computer or information science. There are degree programs that focus on computer network and system administration. However, because administrators work with computer hardware and equipment, a degree in computer engineering or electrical engineering usually is acceptable as well. Programs in these fields usually include classes in computer programming, networking, or systems design.

Because network technology is continually changing, administrators need to keep up with the latest developments. Many continue to take courses throughout their careers and attend information technology (IT) conferences to keep up with the latest technology. Some businesses require that an administrator get a master’s degree.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Certification programs are generally offered directly from vendors or from vendor-neutral certification providers. Certification validates knowledge and best practices required from network and computer systems administrators. Companies may require their network and computer systems administrators to be certified in the product they use. Microsoft and Cisco offer some of the most common certifications.

Other Experience

To gain practical experience, many network administrators participate in internship programs while in school.

Advancement

Network administrators can advance to become computer network architects. They can also advance to managerial jobs in information technology (IT) departments, such as computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Administrators need analytical skills to evaluate network and system performance and determine how changes in the environment will affect them.

Communication skills. Administrators must be able to describe problems and their solutions to non-IT workers.

Computer skills. Administrators oversee the connections of many different types of computer equipment and must ensure that they all work together properly.

Multitasking skills. Administrators may have to work on many problems and tasks at the same time.

Problem-solving skills. Administrators must be able to quickly resolve any problems that arise with computer networks.

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Vmware Administrator Career Paths

Vmware Administrator
Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Senior Software Engineer Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Systems Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Windows Engineer Windows System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Windows Engineer Windows System Administrator Information Technology Consultant
Information Technology Systems Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Windows Engineer Windows System Administrator Senior System Administrator
Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior System Administrator Information Technology Director
Director, Technical Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Engineer Systems Engineer
Manager, Systems Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Engineer Project Manager Information Technology Director
Director Of Information Technology Services
12 Yearsyrs
Engineer Senior Network Engineer Network Manager
Director, Network Operations
10 Yearsyrs
Linux Systems Administrator Senior Unix Systems Administrator Systems Manager
Senior Manager-Systems
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Linux Engineer Senior Unix Systems Administrator Systems Manager
Information Systems Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Consultant Lead Technician Technical Manager
Technical Operations Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Project Manager Information Technology Infrastructure Manager
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Consultant Information Technology Consultant Senior Network Engineer
Infrastructure Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Architect Solutions Architect Network Manager
Director Of Infrastructure Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Architect Technical Manager Technical Support Manager
Data Center Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Architect Infrastructure Architect Infrastructure Manager
Senior Manager Infrastructure
12 Yearsyrs
Build-Release Engineer Infrastructure Engineer Senior Technical Analyst
Information Technology Supervisor, Information Technology
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Vmware Consultant 1.9 years
Windows Engineer 1.8 years
Top Careers Before Vmware Administrator
Server 1.6%
Top Careers After Vmware Administrator
Engineer 2.9%
Architect 1.7%
Server 1.6%

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Average Yearly Salary
$79,000
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$59,000
Min 10%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$79,000
Median 50%
$107,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Santa Clara, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Avg Experience Level
2.2 years
How much does a Vmware Administrator make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Vmware Administrator in the United States is $80,026 per year or $38 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $59,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $107,000.

Real Vmware Administrator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Vmware Administrator Gt Nexus, Inc. Oakland, CA Jan 19, 2015 $145,000
Senior Vmware Administrator Gt Nexus, Inc. Oakland, CA Jun 25, 2015 $145,000
Vmware Engineer Align Communications Inc. New York, NY Aug 18, 2014 $120,000
Vmware Engineer Lead Dimension Data Cloud Solutions, Inc. San Diego, CA Jul 03, 2016 $117,998 -
$130,000
Vmware Engineer Populus Group LLC Boston, MA Nov 22, 2016 $114,785
Vmware Administrator Midcom Corporation El Segundo, CA Feb 04, 2013 $112,030
Vmware Engineer Elastic Computing Solutions, Inc. Denver, CO Sep 03, 2015 $110,000
Vmware Administrator Ibasis, Inc. Lexington, MA Aug 29, 2016 $110,000
Vmware Administrator Prolim Global Corporation Farmington Hills, MI Sep 29, 2015 $104,416
Vmware ESX Administrator Jpmorgan Chase & Co. Houston, TX Oct 12, 2015 $104,000
Senior Vmware Administrator USA Waste-Management Resources, L.L.C. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2013 $95,451
Vmware Administrator O2 Technologies Inc. Laguna Hills, CA Sep 09, 2016 $95,000
Senior Vmware Administrator USA Waste-Management Resources, L.L.C. Houston, TX Jan 10, 2016 $94,120
Windows/Vmware Administrator The Matlen Silver Group, Inc. Jersey City, NJ Sep 08, 2015 $93,915
System Software Engineer/Vmware Engineer Mintex Tech, Inc. Princeton, NJ Jun 05, 2015 $82,000
Senior Wintel/Vmware Administrator CCC Information Services Inc. Chicago, IL Apr 29, 2013 $80,974 -
$98,974
Vmware Administrator Tekgence Inc. Cranston, RI Sep 22, 2016 $78,000
Vmware Admin Lucent It Solutions LLC Irvine, CA Jan 10, 2016 $78,000
Vmware Admin Lucent It Solutions LLC Katy, TX Jan 10, 2016 $78,000
Windows/Vmware Administrator Resource Logistics, Inc. Hackensack, NJ Jul 07, 2016 $78,000
Development Ops/Vmware Engineer Pitney Bowes Inc. Troy, NY Nov 25, 2016 $77,376 -
$93,636
Vmware Engineer/Network Administrator Centraprise, Corp Cranston, RI Mar 09, 2015 $72,000
Vmware Engineer/Network Administrator Centraprise, Corp Cranston, RI Sep 03, 2015 $72,000
Vmware Administrator Prolim Global Corporation Burbank, CA Jul 15, 2016 $72,000
Vmware Administrator Aimic, Inc. Herndon, VA Nov 28, 2016 $70,803
Vmware Engineer Standav Corp. Aliso Viejo, CA Jul 20, 2016 $70,138
Windows/Vwware Admin Infosoft, Inc. Scottsdale, AZ Jun 28, 2016 $70,000
Vmware Administrator It People Corporation Morrisville, NC Jan 09, 2016 $70,000

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Top Skills for A Vmware Administrator

  1. Vmware
  2. Virtual Machines
  3. Windows XP
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designated Sr. Windows VMware administrator as a replacement of my senior supervisor.
  • Migrate and manage virtual machines and ensure high availability of applications.
  • Perform responsibilities of implementing Windows XP and hardware applications.
  • Upgraded the ESX servers from Vi3 to Vsphere4.
  • Experienced managing hosts individually and using vCenter server.

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  5. New Jersey
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Vmware Administrator Demographics

Gender

Male

72.4%

Female

14.0%

Unknown

13.6%
Ethnicity

White

44.9%

Asian

24.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.7%

Black or African American

9.9%

Unknown

9.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

66.7%

Cheyenne

33.3%

Vmware Administrator Education

Schools

Bryn Mawr College

8.9%

University of Phoenix

8.9%

Strayer University

7.6%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

7.6%

Texas A&M University

6.3%

Northwestern Polytechnic University

6.3%

More Tech Institute

6.3%

University of Maryland - University College

5.1%

Kent State University

5.1%

Fairleigh Dickinson University

5.1%

North Carolina State University

3.8%

College of DuPage

3.8%

Towson University

3.8%

Western Governors University

3.8%

George Mason University

3.8%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.5%

Rivier University

2.5%

Iona College

2.5%

Louisiana Tech University

2.5%
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Majors

Computer Science

29.4%

Electrical Engineering

14.7%

Information Technology

12.1%

Computer Information Systems

7.1%

Business

5.7%

Engineering

4.4%

Computer Engineering

4.4%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.3%

Computer Networking

3.9%

Management

3.0%

Computer Applications

2.1%

Health Care Administration

1.6%

Information Systems

1.4%

Physics

1.1%

Business/Commerce

1.1%

Computer Systems Security

0.9%

Computer Programming

0.9%

Computer Technical Support

0.7%

Engineering And Industrial Management

0.7%

Management Information Systems

0.5%
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Degrees

Bachelors

60.4%

Masters

17.3%

Other

13.4%

Associate

6.0%

Certificate

1.3%

Diploma

1.3%

Doctorate

0.3%
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