Learn about the types of people who become network administrators. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


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Employment Type Mix, 2023

90% of network administrators work in full-time roles while 10% work part-time.

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Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a network administrator. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming network administrators at a ratio of 2.70 to 1.

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Actual Gender Mix, 2023

16% of network administrators are female and 84% are male.

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Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a network administrator and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a network administrator and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a network administrator than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.

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Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of network administrators are White, making up 59% of the population. The next highest segments are Black or African American and Other, making up 12% and 8% respectively.