Looking for some personal opinions on how people would order these job
titles as it relates to the System i? By salary, responsibilities,
seniority, etc.

Operator
Programmer
Programmer/Analyst
Systems Programmer
Systems Analyst
Systems Administrator

This ordering is fine if you work for a Fortune 50 company. (Yes, top
fifty largest companies.) I doubt there are that many System i
companies that have a Systems Programmer, or need one for that matter.
The whole spectrum seems like there are too many increments to me.
As well as overlaps. If you have a 10 year operator, she's probably
more valuable (read should get higher pay) than a 1 year programmer,
or perhaps even a 1 year P/A.

For many small companies, the IT staff is one or two people. A
plethora of titles doesn't fit well in an organisation where a single
person performs each of the roles on the list!

Others?

Database administrator, security officer, network technician, network
administrator, help desk, disaster recovery coordinator and SOX/HIPAA
compliance coordinator spring to mind. Not necessarily as a specific
job title, but as roles a typical System i professional will fill.

I apologise for taking up so much space to get my point across, but I
don't know another way to set the table for the question: why is this
ordering/listing interesting?
--buck




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