Computer Network Professionals

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Computer Network Professionals

Computer Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance, and troubleshoot and provide user support.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • 2210 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 92% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 8% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by computer network professionals. A few are listed below:

  • analysing, developing, interpreting and evaluating complex system design and architecture specifications, data models and diagrams in the development, configuration and integration of computer systems
  • researching, analysing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance
  • assessing and recommending improvements to network operations and integrated hardware, software, communications and operating systems
  • providing specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • installing, configuring, testing, maintaining and administering new and upgraded networks, software database applications, servers and workstations
  • providing network programming in support of specific business needs and requirements
  • preparing and maintaining procedures and documentation for network inventory, and recording diagnosis and resolution of network faults, enhancements and modifications to networks, and maintenance instructions
  • monitoring network traffic, and activity, capacity and usage to ensure continued integrity and optimal network performance

Specific occupations

  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • Network Specialist
  • Network Support
  • Network Designer
  • Network Strategist
  • Computer Network Engineer
  • Computer Systems Integrator
  • LAN Administrator
  • Network Architect
  • Network Consultant

Women in STEM

Dr Rashina Hoda

"Looking back, I can now see that a lot of my choices were, in many ways, unusual. For example, I was the first in my family to be interested in studying computer science. I was also the first to want to pursue my bachelors abroad. In high school, I decided to take the ‘path less travelled’."

Dr Rashina Hoda

Associate Professor in Software Engineering