Network Analysts research and analyse network architecture, and recommend policies and strategies for designing, planning and coordinating an organisation's network, such as the total system environment and architecture. They may also perform operational tasks such as monitoring system performance, software and hardware upgrades, backups, support and network maintenance.
You usually need a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a related information technology field (such computer science, computer networking or computer engineering) to work as a Network Analyst. Training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET). There are also a wide range of vendor and industry certifications available that may substitute for formal qualifications and can be highly regarded by employers.