Systems administrator 
As a systems administrator you're responsible for the upkeep, configuration and reliable operation of your organisation's computer systems. Whether you're resolving outages in a tech firm or configuring hospital networks, your expertise keeps things up and running. You'll squash glitches, fend off cyber troublemakers and make sure everyone sails online effortlessly.
Career outlook...

Systems engineer
Network architect
IT manager/director
Where do I start?

Take the first steps toward your sysadmin career with the BCS Foundation Certificate in Information Security Management Principles

Get to know other systems professionals by connecting with our Service Management and IT Asset Management (SM-ITAM) specialist group.

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Top 3 skills
  • Attention to detail: when it comes to turning chaos into order, an eye for precision is vital
  • Problem-solving: you'll need to be in solution-mode at all times in this role
  • Computer safety: in the right hands, systems can bounce back stronger after a tech hiccup