Salary Range (SGD)1
Years of Experience
2,500 – 3,750
0 – 3 Years
System Administrators (Also known as sysadmin) are responsible for managing a multiuser-computer environment. They may manage the local area network (LAN) for a small company or a complex data centre, with infrastructure such as routers, switches, appliances, and other components, servers (general computation, print, and storage), and client devices (desktop or laptop PCs and mobile devices).
What do System Administrators do?
- Administer and troubleshoot servers, desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, personal digital assistants, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches
- Maintain system efficiency, network servers such as file servers, VPN gateways, intrusion detection systems and the integrity of the network, server deployment, and security
- Maintain network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers as well as printers
- Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems
- Ensure design of system allows all components to work properly together
- Analyse system and issues, and make recommendations for future upgrades
- Monitor networks to ensure security and availability to specific users
- Evaluate user needs and modify system's performance, network and system security
- Ensure network connectivity throughout a company's LAN/WAN infrastructure is on par with technical considerations
- Design and deploy networks and network address assignment
- Assign routing protocols, routing table configuration, and configuration of authentication and authorisation of directory services
Why be one?
- Network & Systems Related Professionals are in demand:
The IMDA’s Annual Survey on Infocomm Manpower for 20152 estimated that they accounted for 16% or 30,900 of the total demand for Infocomm professionals.
As at 1 Jun 2015, about 26,400 professionals were employed in Network & Systems related job roles and an additional 4,500 positions were vacant.
Employers estimated demand to increase by another 5,100 for these job roles by 2018.
What courses do we recommend to start your career as a System Administrator (Windows Server, Linux and MacOS)?
System Administrator (Windows Server, Linux and MacOS) Track
1 Source: Michael Page 2016 South East Asia Salary & Employment Outlook
* Please note that the salary ranges can only be approximate guides.
2 Source: IMDA Annual Infocomm Manpower Survey and https://data.gov.sg/