We surveyed 320 server administrators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical server administrator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a server administrator?

Low

High

Working as a server administrator typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a server administrator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a server administrator typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a server administrator?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a server administrator.

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Do server administrators work full-time or part-time?

82% of server administrators work in full-time roles while 18% work part-time.

Is being a server administrator stressful?

Low

High

Server administrators tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a server administrator?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a server administrator.

How competitive is the workplace for server administrators?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for server administrators.

Do server administrators have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Server administrators tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a server administrator physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a server administrators is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.

Are server administrators exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Server administrators tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a server administrator require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a server administrator.