Do you have an interest in the implementation of technology into business?
A Business Analyst acts as the face of the customer to the development team, ensuring that the requirements of the business are recognised and reflected in IT systems.
BA’s must have a firm grasp of technology, but in theory they are the bridge between non-technical and technical departments. Although the focus of this position is on IT, ways to solve these problems may also include branching into other aspects of the business, such as process development or policy change. The role almost merges into that of a business consultant.
The influence of a Business Analyst could be on elements like staff turnover, sales figures or marketing success but also broader issues like the standing of a company in the industry as a whole.
Through successful analysis, BA’s are required to increase efficiency, improve the architecture of the business, consider the viability of new projects and, most importantly, add value to the company. The key skills required include being able to recognise issues in existing processes, ability to carry out independent research, creative and lateral thinking for problem solving, succinct writing skills, good communication skills, and comfort working within tight deadlines.
There are no formal qualifications for this role but being educated to a degree level is considered an industry standard. As this role has an emphasis on technology a degree in IT, Computing or Programming would be looked upon most favourably.
What’s in it for me? A BA starting out in the finance sector can expect to earn a base salary of between £25,000 and £40,000 and experienced, successful business analysts have the potential to earn in excess of £100,000 a year.
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