The changing role of the sysadmin

The systems administrator is a crucial job role in most organizations. A new survey reveals what sysadmin do on the job and how most feel about the job.

SolarWinds, a leading provider of IT management software, surveyed more than 400 U.S.-based systems administrators in an effort to measure the evolving nature f this critical IT role.

The survey results capture systems administrators' attitudes and preferences on both a personal and professional level, from their enjoyment and frustrations of their jobs to their favorite after-work hobbies and pop culture heroes.

Here's a sample of some of the key findings. (To see all the survey results, click here.)

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.