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.

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!


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?

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