Business analysts work with organisations to help them change and improve.
There will be
5% more Business analyst jobs in 2023.
In your local area
You’ll work with senior managers and other professionals to support changes to the way an organisation works, like:
Your day-to-day duties might include:
In some cases, you may be responsible for managing a project through to completion.
There are no set requirements, but previous project management experience and a working knowledge of project development methods like Waterfall or Agile will be helpful. A technical background, like in software development or programming, can also help.
It may be useful to have a first or higher degree in subjects like:
Employers may look for recognised certification of your skills from a professional body, like The International Institute of Business Analysis UK (IIBA) or The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
You could get into this career through a degree apprenticeship.
Starter salary: £30,000 to £40,000
Experienced salary: £45,000 to £65,000
Salaries vary depending on experience, the industry and the size and complexity of project you're working on.
There may be bonuses for meeting deadlines and an extra benefits package.
These figures are a guide.
You'll usually work from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Overtime may be available when project deadlines are close.
You'll be office-based but may spend time travelling between sites if you work for a larger organisation.
With experience, you could move into project management, consulting, or work in different industries.
You could set up your own company and work freelance.
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