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The State of Sysadmin

Curious about your peers’ take on the state of system administration? We’ve surveyed thousands of sysadmins over the years to gain insights on their sentiments, frustrations, salaries, and more. Get a glimpse into the lives of your IT comrades by downloading our State of Sysadmin report.

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2024 Survey results

More than 1,600 valiant sysadmins bared their souls to us in our 2024 State of Sysadmin survey. Read of their adventures in this year’s report.

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2024 Sysadmin toolbox

Discover the top tools sysadmins use to securely scale and monitor hundreds of devices across operating systems and locations.

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2024 Sysadmin salaries

Understand how your salary compares to the broader sysadmin community, including by industry and years of experience.

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2024 challenges for Mac+PC fleets

Learn about the biggest challenges facing hardy sysadmins who manage both Apple and Windows devices.

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2024 Sysadmins in education

From K-12 to higher education, our latest survey findings reveal what IT life is like for sysadmins in education.

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2024 Sysadmins in public service

Sysadmins in public service and government have their work cut out for them. Check out what keeps them busy and the challenges they face.

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2024 Sysadmins in manufacturing & construction

For sysadmins in manufacturing and construction, downtime can seriously impact cost and safety. Learn what else they’re dealing with.

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2023 Survey results

We surveyed more than 1,000 IT pros to understand salaries, favorite tools, and cybersecurity trends. Download the full report to learn more.

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2022 Survey results

The COVID-19 pandemic upended every aspect of our lives — and we’re all still adjusting. Learn how the sysadmin community coped in the midst of this upheaval.

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