System Administrator is a profession and is paid for. Money is usually paid by companies, which means system administrators need it.
So, according to the above classification, there are two important types of employers – profile and non-profile.
Let’s start with non-profiles. A non-core employer is a company that is NOT involved in IT. Bright “antipodes” are travel agencies, real estate companies, car dealers and more. For them, the administrator is such an “electrician/computer manager”. They don’t need complex infrastructure, they don’t know what system administrators are doing, what’s complicated and what’s simple. They cannot control the quality of the system administrator’s work and the only sign of success is “working” or “not working”. The exact level of development of the company varies greatly and can range from ‘computer and printer setup’ to the accompaniment of quite exotic programs (this is especially true of medical establishments). In any case, the complexity of their configuration is often minimal and there is no need to talk about the actual “household” of the system administrator.
Separately, it is necessary to mention companies with a high degree of non-profit business IT. (A prime example – chain stores, banks). Most often, such companies still have a person who can evaluate the quality of work and complexity of the solutions, speak with the system administrator in a normal language, and not clarify in the bird language “the Internet does not work,” ” the processor under the food desk “, etc.
However, despite the possible complexity of the configuration, it is quite limited by the budget and needs of the company and usually does not require going beyond minimum work. The needs of the IT department are perceived as a net burden to be defended in the same bird language.
The second type of employer is the profiled company. Most of the major internet sites are hosted, data centres (if they are engaged in anything other than renting), computer technology companies (cellular companies, processing centres). ).
Note that profile companies also have non-profile administrators (who handle back-office jobs). When finding a job, you need to be very clear about what you will need to do. Such companies are usually looking for employees for “tasks”, ie. they need a person who can handle a particular area of their business.
An important feature of profile companies is the constructiveness of what a system administrator does. You are no longer a “computer engineer”, you are the person who determines how well a company’s core business will work. There is usually no concept of technological ceiling or bird language.