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Computer Systems Analysts

What They Do:

  • Test, maintain, and monitor computer programs and systems, including coordinating the installation of computer programs and systems.
  • Troubleshoot program and system malfunctions to restore normal functioning.
  • Expand or modify system to serve new purposes or improve work flow.
  • Use the computer in the analysis and solution of business problems, such as development of integrated production and inventory control and cost analysis systems.
  • Consult with management to ensure agreement on system principles.

Source: O*NET (2019)

Sample Job Titles:

  1. Systems Analyst
  2. Business Systems Analyst
  3. Developer
  4. Information Technology Analyst
  5. Technical Analyst

Source: O*NET (2019)

Outlook in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 7,142
Projected Annual Growth 0.4%
Average Entry Level Salary $57,500
Median Salary $92,700

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Computer Systems Analysts (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
3,323
Current Workforce
7,142

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Security Clearance (19%)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Process
  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems
  • Business Analysis
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Business Systems Analysis

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

Outlook in the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 22,151
Projected Annual Growth 1.0%
Average Entry Level Salary $67,800
Median Salary $115,900

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Computer Systems Analysts (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
12,030
Current Workforce
22,151

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Security Clearance (19%)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Process
  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems
  • Business Analysis
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Business Systems Analysis

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

Outlook in the Richmond, VA MSA MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area)

Employment (Q1 2021) 2,732
Projected Annual Growth 0.7%
Average Entry Level Salary $64,800
Median Salary $101,100

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Chmura-JobsEQ and Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Supply-Demand Snapshot: Computer Systems Analysts (all levels)
Entry Level Job Ads
1,830
Current Workforce
2,732

Source: Greater Washington Partnership analysis of Burning Glass data, 9/17/21

Preferred Certifications

(requested in at least 10% of entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • Security Clearance (19%)

Top 10 Skills Requested

(entry level jobs requiring up through a bachelor’s degree)

  • SQL
  • Systems Analysis
  • Business Process
  • Software Development
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems
  • Business Analysis
  • Oracle
  • Java
  • Business Systems Analysis

Source: Greater Washington Partnership Analysis of Burning Glass data, Q1 2021

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