What does an IT Analyst do?

As an IT Analyst you will work with management to determine IT objectives to improve business outcomes. You will design and implement information systems that will optimize organizational efficiencies. You will keep the company up to speed on best practices with IT standards and guidelines while troubleshooting systems.

An ideal candidate will have an associate degree in computer science or engineering or related field with A+ and Linux+ certifications. You will be experienced in troubleshooting systems and be skilled in database programming and software installation. You will be proficient with MAC and OS and be familiar with a wide range of software and hardware. You must be able to lift 30 pounds.

What responsibilities are common for IT Analyst jobs?
  • Install and configure hardware and software components
  • Upgrade systems to enable compatible software
  • Install and upgrade antivirus software
  • Test and evaluate new technology
  • Perform tests on new hardware and software
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software issues
  • Analyze IT requirements and provide objective advice on the use of IT
  • Set up new user accounts and profiles and handle password issues
What are the typical qualifications for IT Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or engineering or related field, preferred
  • A+ and Linux+ Certification, preferred
  • 0-2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Experience troubleshooting systems
  • Skilled in database programming and software installation
  • Proficient with MAC and OS
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Familiar with a range of software and hardware
  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

IT Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$68,855 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$48K
Median: $69K
$100K
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IT Analyst Career Path

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IT Analyst

Years of Experience Distribution

0 - 1
17%
2 - 4
58%
5 - 7
12%
8+
13%
Not including years spent in education and/or training

IT Analyst Insights

Read what IT Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
IT Analyst
May 31, 2022

“1. Great learning opportunities and career growth if you get assigned to nice development projects.”

Financial Services Compensation SchemeFinancial Services Compensation Scheme
Senior IT Analyst
Nov 20, 2021

“Great team ethic and some of the best managers I've worked with in my career so far.”

Zimmer BiometZimmer Biomet
IT Associate Director
Feb 1, 2022

“Not the best place if you want to work in latest technology or cloud development tech”

Tata Consultancy Services (North America)Tata Consultancy Services (North America)
IT Analyst
May 29, 2021

“Well if you are joining here as a new associate after couple of jumps you will get a good salary.”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
IT Analyst
Aug 16, 2021

“If you are willing to balance your personal life IT then this is one of the best companies.”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
IT Analyst
Mar 25, 2021

“Nothing as such from TCS end but based on project work life balance can get hampered.”

AGCOAGCO
IT Analyst
Oct 30, 2021

“able and not based on your sole contribution but focuses on team efforts”

Tata Consultancy ServicesTata Consultancy Services
IT Analyst
Jan 31, 2022

“Nice and Good to work”

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