Network Administrator/Engineer Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $80,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $125,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $170,000 AUD

Job Summary

  • Network Management: Oversees the daily operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of organisational networking infrastructure.
  • System Security and Updates: Implements and monitors network security measures and performs system updates to ensure network integrity.
  • Performance Optimisation: Monitors network performance, making adjustments and upgrades to optimise for efficiency and reliability.
  • Technical Support and Problem Resolution: Provides technical support for network-related issues and swiftly resolves connectivity and access problems.
  • Project and Vendor Collaboration: Participates in network-related projects and collaborates with vendors for equipment procurement and network service enhancements.

Key Skills 

  • Technical Proficiency: Deep understanding of network technologies (LAN/WAN, TCP/IP, switches, routers, firewalls).
  • Analytical and Diagnostic Skills: Strong ability to analyse network performance and diagnose network-related issues.
  • Security Practices: Knowledge of network security practices, protocols, and disaster recovery strategies.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication skills for translating complex network concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Adaptability and Continuous Learning: Ability to adapt to new technologies and continuously update skills in the rapidly evolving networking field.

Standard Industry Training

  1. Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  2. Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate
  3. Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

Interview Questions for Network Administrator/Engineer Candidates

  1. How do you approach designing and implementing a new network infrastructure for an organisation?
  2. Describe a time when you identified and resolved a significant network security issue.
  3. What tools and techniques do you use for network troubleshooting and maintenance?
  4. How do you stay current with emerging network technologies and trends?
  5. Can you discuss your experience with cloud networking and virtualisation technologies?
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