Computer Network Architects

$109.02K Median Salary 11.7K Job Openings (Annual Projection) 6.5% Job Growth

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About This Career

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), intranets, extranets, and other data communications networks. Perform network modeling, analysis, and planning. May also design network and computer security measures. May research and recommend network and data communications hardware and software.

Reported Job Titles

Design Engineer, Network Analyst, Network and Security Engineer, Network Consultant, Network Systems Consultant, Networking Systems and Distributed Systems Engineer, Solutions Architect, Telecommunications Analyst

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Technology Skills

Web platform development softwareNetwork monitoring softwareDevelopment environment softwareOperating system softwareAdministration softwareData base management system softwareNetwork security or virtual private network VPN management softwareObject or component oriented development softwareConfiguration management softwareTransaction security and virus protection softwareApplication server softwareSwitch or router softwareNetwork operating system enhancement softwareData base user interface and query softwareEnterprise application integration softwareProgram testing softwareBusiness intelligence and data analysis softwareInternet protocol IP multimedia subsystem softwareRequirements analysis and system architecture softwareAccess softwareGraphics or photo imaging softwareEnterprise resource planning ERP softwareNetwork security and virtual private network VPN equipment softwareComputer aided design CAD softwareAnalytical or scientific softwareBackup or archival softwareProject management softwareStorage networking softwareHelpdesk or call center softwareElectronic mail softwareEnterprise system management softwareObject oriented data base management softwareCommunications server softwareFile versioning softwareInternet directory services softwareData base reporting softwareSpreadsheet softwareMetadata management softwarePattern design softwareContent workflow softwareAuthentication server softwareExpert system softwareVideo conferencing softwareDesktop communications softwarePortal server softwareVideo creation and editing softwareTransaction server softwareOffice suite softwareBridge softwareWord processing softwareFinancial analysis softwareHuman resources softwareTime accounting softwareInternet browser softwareLAN softwarePresentation softwareMap creation softwareIndustrial control softwareWAN switching software and firmwareComputer based training softwareOptical network management software