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Locally known as: Network/ computer systems administrators, network/ infrastructure architects and engineers, network and communications managers
Other popular terms: Network analysts, Cisco network administrators, Cisco engineers, hardware engineers, network designers, network security administrators, network maintenance specialists and Cisco network architects
What do they do?
Networking administrators are called upon to build, configure and support local and wide area networks and infrastructure that keep information flowing for their organizations.
Sometimes they help maintain infrastructure needs such as security, data storage and disaster recovery strategies.
Who are ideal for such a role?
Successful networking professionals are always proactive, flexible, problem solvers and active learners to stay at the top of line.
Other good traits that employers value include include self-motivation, staying organized, cooperative, service oriented, dedication and persistence.
What qualifications or job experiences are required?
Most candidates usually need minimum of diploma or bachelor degree in IT or related field.
Network administrators can increase their employment opportunities and advance by earning recognized networking certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) to prove their practical capabilities in routing and switching, LAN & WAN installation & configuration and network security training.
Why be one?
Many networking professionals usually have a steep learning curve at first as they learn to adapt to their company’s system network processes and there are a lot of new terms to learn from. But there will be a few benefits to keep one going strong:
- Networking Professionals are in Demand:
The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)3 estimated that Networks & Systems related roles account for 19.8% of total demand for IT professionals and there are about 2,400 vacant roles as of 1 June 2014. Employers are estimated this demand to increase by 2,350 over the next three years.
In 2013, there were 26,700 networking specialists from network engineers to managers and they form about 26% of all available IT roles4 in Singapore.
The basic monthly wage1 for network/ computer systems administrator stands around S$3,972 but senior roles such as experienced network architects and engineers are earning around S$5,025 and even network and communications managers are earning up to S$7,936 monthly.
What do we recommend to start your career as Network Administrator?
*under WTS Scheme
1 Extracted from Ministry of Manpower (Occupational Wages 2014).
2 Extracted from Ministry of Manpower (Occupational Wages 2014).
3 Extracted from Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 2014.
4 Extracted from Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 2013.