Systems Administrator/Engineer Salary Guide

  • Entry Level $70,000 AUD
  • Mid Level $125,000 AUD
  • Senior Level $180,000 AUD


  • Responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems and servers.
  • Ensures the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the IT infrastructure.
  • Performs system upgrades, including planning/scheduling, testing, and coordination.
  • Collaborates with the IT team to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Resolves end-user software and hardware issues, and provides one-on-one end-user training as needed.

Key Skills

  • Technical Proficiency: In-depth knowledge of system administration, including server hardware, virtualisation, networking, and storage.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to address system-related issues effectively.
  • Security Practices: Understanding of IT security best practices and experience with tools and techniques for securing systems.
  • Communication and Documentation: Excellent communication skills for conveying technical information to non-technical staff, and meticulous documentation skills.
  • Continuous Learning: Commitment to continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest technologies and industry trends.

Standard Industry Training

  • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate
  • VMware Certified Professional – Data Center Virtualisation (VCP-DCV)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Interview Questions for Systems Administrator/Engineer Candidates

  1. How do you manage and prioritise your tasks in a dynamic IT environment?
  2. Describe a complex system issue you resolved. What approach did you take?
  3. How do you ensure system security and data protection in your role?
  4. Can you discuss your experience with virtualisation technologies and their implementation?
  5. How do you stay updated with the latest technology trends and integrate them into your work?
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