ICT system administrator




ICT system administrators are responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of computer and network systems, servers, workstations and peripheral devices. They may acquire, install, or upgrade computer components and software; automate routine tasks; write computer programs; troubleshoot; train and supervise staff; and provide technical support. They ensure optimum system integrity, security, backup and performance.

Scope notes

Excludes people performing managerial activities. 
 Includes people performing inventory activities.

Alternative label

  • enterprise administrator

  • IT system administrator

  • ICT systems administrator

  • ICT sysadmins

  • IT systems administrator

  • ICT sysadmin

  • ICT systems administrators

  • system and network administrator

  • server administrator

  • system and networks administrator

  • network administrator

  • ICT system administrators

  • sysadmin

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/single-market/services/free-movement-professionals/qualifications-recognition_en


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