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System Designer

Find out how to become a system designer in the information technology sector. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of a system designer is $85, 200 - 104,500 per annum

Overview

System designers create detailed design documentation for the development of computer systems in accordance to business needs. Employment for this role is expected to grow strongly to 2022, from 36,700 workers in 2017 to 41,000 by 2022. 24,000 job openings are expected over this time from workers leaving and new jobs being created.

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Key skills

System designers are logical, analytical, and have a high-level knowledge of IT and computer engineering.

  • Ability to solve complex problems with an analytical, systematic approach
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others to ensure functionality in their design
  • Have a keen attention to detail and are highly organised – especially when planning out a complex system design and the many components involved
  • Exert strong leadership skills for delegating tasks or directing the work of others
  • Able to meet strict deadlines
  • Have expertise in information technology and computing systems

Quick facts

System designers are continuously growing in demand, with most working full-time. Here are a few quick facts on the role of a system designer.

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    38.9 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific, and technical services; public administration and safety; and financial and insurance services
  • Average qualification level
    18% Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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