What does an IT Support Analyst do?

IT support analysts are responsible for providing a broad range of technical support services, and may also evaluate the overall support program. They configure, install, and maintain hardware and software programs, and assist with upgrades and integrations. They help with security issues and recommend privacy safeguards. They provide repair and troubleshooting support, which may be performed remotely using a virtual tech support platform. They may also provide assessments of the IT processes and make recommendations for improvements.

IT support analysts typically have at least an associate degree in a computer science field, although additional education or training is an advantage. They have a background in tech support or similar roles. They must be familiar with a range of technology products and services, but may specialize in a particular type of system or the technology used by a certain industry.

What responsibilities are common for IT Support Analyst jobs?
  • Answer support phones and take appropriate action to resolve client issues.
  • Responsible for maintaining various network projects with our client base.
  • Provide IT support and troubleshoot networks, systems, and applications issues.
  • Provide technical guidance, advice, and training to system users.
  • Build and maintain positive, constructive partnering relationships with the campus community.
  • Serve as the administrator of all point of sale systems, their functions, and any ancillary systems, including training, reporting, documenting, and enabling user access.
  • Perform IT production support for assigned area(s) according to documented processes.
  • Responsible for serving as the help desk for our client, providing IT support and technical / desktop support for their team.
  • Provide operational status and statistics regarding technology hardware and solutions to regional director in support of the monthly operations review.
  • Interact with all levels of clients supporting all aspects of infrastructure technology in their environment.
  • Install, maintain, and upgrade workstation and peripheral hardware and software.
  • Coordinate computer support activities with multiple user departments and internal teams, as well as third party vendors.
  • Manage and coordinate managed service and solution providers for the successful delivery of technology services in support of our operating business needs.
  • Log all customer interactions, filling out detailed information in tickets and document resolutions.
  • Responsible for the timely and thorough completion of customer help requests by taking ownership and seeing each task through to the customers satisfaction.
  • Update desktop software/applications. maintain documentation on installed applications.
  • Setup and maintain user accounts within an enterprise environment.
What are the typical qualifications for IT Support Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, IT, or information systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced understanding of Linux systems.
  • Strong computing skills.
  • Is a natural problem solver and critical thinker.
  • Fluent in a variety of programming languages, software, and systems.
  • Comfortable collaborating with others and performing exercises such as onboarding.
  • Demonstrated leadership and computer literacy skills.
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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an IT Support Analyst make?

Confident
$78,294 /yr
Total Pay
$53,757
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$24,537
 /yr

Additional Pay

$78,294

 / yr
$40K$332K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
54%
5 - 7
13%
8+
10%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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“Staff expertise is not valued; we are not listened to; promises are made but not kept.”

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“Even though my hours were 9 to 5 I was regularly expected to work extra hours with no compensation.”

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“You get good bosses but if the management sucks then you're in a bad situation.”

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Aug 8, 2021

“Everyone I worked with was friendly and productive.”

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“Everyone is very friendly and genuinely wants me to succeed in my career.”

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“People are good and its OJT system was great.”

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“Great and friendly team to work with.”

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