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. Net Developer - C# /
Posted on: January 30, 2015 VB. Net / ASP. Net /
SQL Server - Morley
Compared to, say, NASA Command Pilot or Memory
Morley
Augmentation Surgeon, the humble two-worded title of IT
£28k - £32k pa +
Administrator may not sound the most exciting or complicated Bene ts
job in the world. Still, it would be a mistake to let that fool you as
it’s one of the most professionally adaptable and important job Software Support
titles out there. Why is that? What do you need to become one? Engineer
What does the job actually entail? And where can it take you in Didcot
your career? £22,000 to
£27,000

. NET Developer, ASP.


NET MVC, C# -
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
£30k - £40k pa +
Bonus + Pension
+ Bene ts

1st Line Support


Engineer
Flintshire
£16k - £20k pa +
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Engineer Surveyor -
Essential skills
Lift / Crane - North
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to deduce that you’ll need excellent IT London
and administrative skills to be an IT Administrator… but some skills will North London
matter more than others for this position: £33000.00 -
£43000.00 pa +
Technical pro ciency with all required IT operating systems for car + bonus +
£43000.00 pa +
Technical pro ciency with all required IT operating systems for car + bonus +
advanced problem solving bens
A proven ability to work both independently and as part of a wider
team as required Contract SC Cleared
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Software Engineer -
Impeccable organisation skills, with an emphasis on time-keeping, C# and WPF
detail and accuracy
Lincolnshire
Creativity and vision to plot, guide and execute future IT infrastructure
developments. £45 - £55 p hour

Where is an IT administrator likely to work? Engineer Surveyor -


Lift / Crane -
Given that pretty much every job these days – bar perhaps, say, a Birmingham
lumberjack – will largely require some form of IT support… basically
Birmingham
<<anywhere>>. Career opportunities for an IT administrator are
£33000.00 -
virtually limitless because they are in demand everywhere. Want
£43000.00 pa +
proof? Well, even a small cross-section of the current Jobsite vacancies car + bonus +
for IT administration jobs includes roles with companies specialising in bens
Research & Development, Data Security, Digital Media, Financial
Software Developer -
Services, Telecommunications, Education, Insurance, Retail, Design &
Java
Manufacturing and even Biomedical Software.
Leeds

What does the day-to-day role involve? 400 to 460 GBP


(Per Day)
It largely depends on the particular company in question’s
. Net Developer - ASp.
requirements, which may in turn be determined by its particular size
Net, MVC, Webforms,
(IT administrators may work alone or as part of a wider team).
JavaScript, HTML5,
Interestingly, though, an IT administrator is largely in control of their
CSS
own destiny given that a key part of their job revolves around de ning
Manchester
what tasks and checks are essential to keep the IT infrastructure up
£40k - £55k pa
and running smoothly. In theory, then, an IT administrator can be
responsible for everything from maintaining servers, networks and
Automation
telephones to installing and upgrading new hardware/software or
Consultant (RPA, C#,
even managing resource budgets. This is, of course, in addition to
VB. Net)
diagnosing – and providing rapid solutions to – general worker support
London
issues. In fact, an IT administrator is something of a hero gure – both
in their ability to right wrongs (whether it be through preventative £35000.00 -
£65000.00 pa +
back-ups or the wizard-like recovery of lost systems and/or les) or in Bene ts
protecting people – via maintaining system security and assessing
threats from viruses and unauthorised access attempts. Co耀ee breaks,
then, will probably also play an important day-to-day role, too!
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What happens next?

What should be clear from the above day-to-day breakdown is that, far
from being hidden behind computer screens all day, IT administrators
require a close working relationship with other sta耀, with a particular
emphasis on senior management and directors to implement Trending
measures that will ensure ongoing growth and smooth operations.
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Successful IT administrators have two main career progression paths
prepare for a second
open to them. The main decision is likely to be whether to pursue a
interview
career on the technical side, perhaps migrating to an architecture and
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infrastructure role, or to progress to an IT Manager position. questions & how to
answer
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