Skillset Required as a 2021 Systems Administrator

Long were the days of a SysAdmin only requiring to know how to babysit server hardware and installing Windows machines. To survive in the landscape of 2020 and beyond, a techie would need these following skills:

  • LAMP Stack: Linux, Apache, Postgres, PHP, and MySQL
  • Coding: PHP, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, jQuery, Vue, Bash, SQL, Python, and PowerShell
  • CMS: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, etc.
  • Database: PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Web server: Apache and NGINX
  • Data collection and ingestion: .NET
  • Operating Systems: Linux and Windows
  • Cloud: AW, Azure, Google Cloud
  • Container Orchestration: Kubernetes (with Docker)
  • IT Automation: Jenkins, Nagios, Ansible, Git (Gitlab)
  • Disciplines: agile development
  • Communication: high verbal and written linguistic skills

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