What Sysadmins and Netadmins Spend Their Time Doing
By rickramsey on Apr 09, 2013
This survey covers a wealth of topics, including how the jobs of sysadmins and netadmins are changing.
A large percentage of both sysadmins and netadmins agree that their jobs are getting more complex and they are spending more time on the job performing more duties with fewer resources.
The survey includes a breakdown of what sysadmins and netadmins spend their time doing on the job, and the number of hours they typically spend on each task. But it also includes a wealth of other data about sysadmins and netadmins. Did you know that ...
75% of sysadmins have at least some influence in IT decisions, and 20% have strong influence, whereas 100% of network admins have from strong to complete decision making authority.
Interestingly enough, the amount of influence they have on IT decisions corresponds to their job satisfaction:
Network Admins find their job more enjoyable, are more satisfied, and feel more appreciated. Sysadmins are much more frustrated with many aspects of their jobs, and are more likely to see themselves in a different career in the future.
The percentage of male to female sysadmins was about the same, but more network admins were men. As you might expect, the most popular TV show among both sysadmins and netadmins was ...
Find the Survey Results Here
The survey focused on Australia's sysadmins and netadmins. If you know of similar surveys in other countries, let me know!