A career as a Business Analyst means working within a company to analyse various business systems and identify where changes should be made. Their aim is to improve operating systems and make a company work more efficiently through better use of IT.
A business analyst will need a relevant degree preferably in a business background although there is no one definable way to becoming an analyst. Experience of a technical nature is often sought for companies recruiting analysts and recruitment agencies will be looking for someone with strong analytical skills and expertise in a chosen field to ensure they are suitable.
Top Business Analysts have a high earning potential of 100k annually with an average wage of circa 50k. They work in a multitude of sectors and may sometimes cross over into the realm of Project Management and Consultancy.
Employment within the financial sector along with telecommunications and utilities is often on offer for Business Analysts with many larger organisations. There has been a skills shortage identified regarding the need for experiences Business Analysts as companies IT infrastructures continue to grow and demand for experienced staff intensifies.
Recruitment agencies will be looking for Analysts with stand out expertise and knowledge.