NY IT job market

smithITsmithIT Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
How is the NYC IT job market? Is it a decent market? When I search "system administrator" for example on indeed, the results are 191 positions of which about 80 positions are not for system administrator. When I search "system administrator" on dice I get 33 positions. Is this typical for a city? Seems a little light. Then again I searched the same for Denver, CO on dice I received a result of 17 positions and for Chicago, IL I received a result of about 20.

The reason I wonder is because when I search the DMV area I receive a 1000 results on indeed. Do you have a tough time finding a job in areas other then the DMV area?

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  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
  • TechGromitTechGromit A+, N+, GSEC, GCIH, GREM, Ontario, NY Posts: 1,909Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I believe this is a direct byproduct of the push to move to cloud services. The need for System administrators is soft and is only going to get worse. You need a adapt or die. The only reason I think the DMV area is still strong as it is, because a lot of government organizations still host servers locally for security reasons.
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  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    @techgromit adapt to what do you know? curious...
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  • sillymcnastysillymcnasty Posts: 254Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    NYC born and raised. In terms of lower level work, it is hard to get into. It's probably harder to get a job paying 60k than a job paying 90k (I'm not basing this off any facts lol. Just more competition at the bottom). Get some real in demand skills (cloud services, as stated), the position is yours to lose.
  • Muhammed HMuhammed H Posts: 93Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Only 191 for System Administrator? That's wayyy below expectation!
  • UncleBUncleB Posts: 417Member
    TechGromit is right - the cloud is providing so much stuff "as a service" now that companies are more and more using a support consultancy to implement a new solution to replace and existing one (eg SQL) and with some supporting documentation it becomes easy for anyone in the IT department to manage it and report on it (especially with PowerBI now - so easy to use).

    All the awkward setup, maintenance fiddling and weird quirks that used to keep system admins in a job are slowly being eroded to be taken care by a cloud solution.

    It isn't for all companies but it makes life easier for so many that it it killing off the need for sysadmin in the SME space.

    Time to adapt or find the job market is so tough it isn't worth the money
  • BradleyHUBradleyHU Posts: 918Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    if you did a search like yesterday or something in the area, then it's going to be a little dead, since it's getting near holiday season. Also, a lot of firms haven't gotten their 2018 budgets yet, so they might not have an opening available. Another thing, people are staying to get their 2017 bonuses early next year...

    and as already stated, a lot of services moving to the cloud does take away opportunities...
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  • mzx380mzx380 ITIL, ACA, CCNA, Linux+, VCP-DCV, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM New YorkPosts: 453Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    NYC born and raised. In terms of lower level work, it is hard to get into. It's probably harder to get a job paying 60k than a job paying 90k (I'm not basing this off any facts lol. Just more competition at the bottom). Get some real in demand skills (cloud services, as stated), the position is yours to lose.

    Also born and raised and as well as also agreeing with this statement about the difficulty with lower vs higher level positions.
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