Business Analyst jobs and careers
A career in business analysis is all about identifying business goals and making them happen by managing constant change through innovation and opting for modern methods to make the business operate successfully.
Business goals are achieved through projects that endorse consumer needs into new products and services, a business analyst helps organisations grow by implementing technology to further general efficiency.
Why consider a career as a Business Analyst?
If you enjoy measuring the success of your work through the achieving and working towards the company’s overall goals, improvements, having a deep understanding of client or business ambitions and working towards internal or external productions to make things happen, a career in business analysis could match you perfectly.
What a career or job as a Business Analyst may entail…
As a Business Analyst, your core abilities will be based on finding new and exciting ways to improve the business. This will be done through carrying out workshops understanding business and individual requirements, and turning them into real life project actions taking things where they need to go! You will need to be able to show through your previous work that you have the attitude and commitment that will lead to continued success. Experience of dealing with a multitude of stakeholders from customers and support staff right the way through to senior management and board level, you must be able to present findings clearly and accurately.
Gathering requirements and creating specs to be used across the business will be a core area of the role. You may be liaising between multiple teams within the business and bringing all their individual expertise together, as well as making sure that those you are project managing remain on task and to the deadlines agreed. Working with the tech team, you’ll be organising any system improvements, on top of managing testing programs.
Typical role titles include
Business Change Analyst
Agile Business Analyst
Digital Business Analyst
Business System Analyst
Business Process Analyst
Senior Business Analyst
Junior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst
Customer Experience Analyst
Business Intelligence Analyst
Head of Business Analysis
Career progression example
Senior Business Analyst
Lead Business Analyst
Head of Business Analysis
Salary and Day Rate Benchmarks
Here, we aim to provide an overall range of day rates and salaries.
There are always factors to consider when assigning a day rate and salary to a role, such as the skill demand, location, complexity, level of responsibility as well as what other benefits are on offer, such as remote working. It’s also worth noting that the ‘number of years’ of experience is not an ideal measure. However, as a general guide, it should provide some ballparks and pointers...
At an entry-level, junior/graduate Business Analysts on average will be earning between £20k-£30k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £32k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £50k+.
At an entry-level, for a junior/graduate a typical day rate would be around the £300 mark, at the mid-level around the £350 mark and seniors can expect a day rate of £450+ as a benchmark.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
To succeed in a business analysis career, you should be a strong, clear communicator with technical writing skills and a good understanding of business development, new and modern techniques.
What qualifications does it take?
You do not necessarily need a degree to start your career as a business analyst. However, it is recommended to have some qualifications specific to the industry, such as a qualification in project management, service improvement, project governance. specific Business Analyst qualifications would see you starting with a Business Analyst Foundation, Business Change Foundation or Commercial Awareness Foundation, leading on to Practitioner.
Once in your role, it’s common for Business Analysts to become certified and work towards BCS Advanced International Diploma in Business Analysis.
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— Vibrant Software HouseLocation:BristolSalary:Up to £45kBrand new Business Analyst role within a well-established Software house created due to growth. A clear path to progression within a growing and successful company. Lovely vibrant office in Bristol (easily commutable from Bath and near Temple Meads). We are working with an impressive, fast-paced and fun software house in Bristol who seek an experienced Business Analyst to join the team due to continued client growth and company performance. What you’ll be doing You enjoy working on a variety of projects differing in size, complexity, and budget with a number of high-profile clients across a range of industries from fintech through to education. As Business Analyst your focus will be working on multiple system integrations (D365) and web builds to deliver maximum efficiency and business value. You will manage information flow, data requirements, as well as making strategic decisions about what functionality belongs inside what system. Working closely with the UX team you will run discovery phases for complex projects to internal and external stakeholders, defining processes, mapping out requirements, writing detailed documentation for the projects and working closely with the delivery team ensuring that the scope of the projects, budgets, and timelines are aligned. What experience you’ll need to apply You will be an experienced Business Analyst with experience of software/website development projects. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Superb stakeholder management and communication skills. An analytical and methodical approach. Experience in using content management systems (CMS), ideally Sitecore and/or Umbraco. CRM experience – D365 or similar. Experience identifying as-is and to-be processes. Some experience of wireframing, user journeys, process diagrams. Comfortable in an Agile and fast-paced environment. Data mapping and API activities. Strong written communication skills specifically around documenting requirements. Strong technical understanding of software or website development. Experience of User Testing desired, not essential. Occasional Travel when required. What you’ll get in return for your talents As this is the first Business Analyst role within the business the career progression opportunities are limitless, you will be able to shape and carve your future within this fast-growing organisation where your opinion and input will be valued. In addition to this, a competitive salary is on offer in the region of £35k - £45k. What’s next? If this role has your name on it, then apply with an up to date CV to be considered.
— Transformation ProjectsLocation:BathSalary:Up to £45kBrand new Senior Business Systems Analyst opportunity. Play a pivotal role in the Digital Transformation function of a growing and successful organisation. Enjoy a variety of projects in a fun, friendly, flexible environment. As my client continues to grow, they’re looking to kick start 2020 by bringing on board a talented individual who can operate in a hybrid role of Business & Systems Analyst. If digital transformations, systems integrations and migrations and customer centric projects are your bag then this could be the perfect career move for you. What you’ll be doing You will enjoy working on a variety of projects differing in size, complexity and budget within a collaborative and friendly environment that promotes progression and training. As a seasoned Business or Systems Analyst some of your focus will be working on multiple systems and integrating those systems to deliver maximum efficiency and business value. You will manage information flow and requirements, as well as make strategic decisions about what functionality belongs inside what system. In the role of Business Analyst, you will work cross functionally with multi-talented technical colleagues i.e Developers and Testers, which offers the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge within software/website development as well as hone your client management abilities. What experience you’ll need Previous experience in a Business or Systems Analyst role, with a good amount of experience edging to senior or you may be operating at Senior level as a Senior Business Analyst in your current role. Background in software development, understanding of full lifecycle. As is, to be process mapping. Experience working with Agile. Good communication skills, leading cross-functional teams internally and externally and stakeholder management. Strong processes, ability to implement change and review processes to improve effectiveness. You will have experience in managing a digital transformation project in previous roles and understand challenges. Ability to utilise your broad knowledge of multiple ways of working with the digital capacity – from front-end and user centred design projects (UX) through to CRM migration and Salesforce Implementation. What you’ll get in return for your talents The salary on offer is in the £35k - £45k range, in addition to a clear path to progression and personalised development plan. You will also receive a generous benefit package operating within a fun, friendly and flexible environment as a key influencer on a significant digital transformation package. What’s next? If you fit the above criteria then get in touch with Aaron at ADLIB with an up to date CV today!
— A dominant online retailer with the largest online profiles in the UK.Location:LondonSalary:£30,000 - £40,000The company has been dominating the online retail market in its niche for 20+ years. Recently involved in a high-value merger to expand their presence. Amazing data reserves and a rich well to pool from if you like interesting analysis. What you’ll be doing: You will be drawing from a rich well of data and incoming streams to derive insight into the company initiatives. You will be working with the customer in mind and trying to understand the most effective way to communicate the company’s product. Working across a large team with stakeholders at multiple levels will allow strong communicators to progress quickly within the business. What experience you’ll need to apply: Preferably you will have experience within the retail sector. You will be comfortable writing SQL script to communicate with Oracle & BigQuery databases. Experience in Tableau would be highly advantageous. Highly competent in Excel. A curiosity into human nature and commercial Psychology. A minimum of a 2:1 in a numerate or research-based degree. It is important to highlight that not all of the above skills will be essential, but in some cases are preferable. What you’ll get in return for your experience: Salary will be looking between £30,000 - £40,000 depending on experience. A nice benefits package with a considerable employee discount. The office location would be commutable from most of Central and North London, or Hertfordshire. Work as part of a highly effective and expanding team. What Next: Please get in touch with Kye Williams with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss in more detail.
— Software DevelopmentLocation:BristolSalary:£35k - £45kBrand new Business Analysis role within a well-established Software house. Clear path to progression within a growing and successful company. Very Competitive Salary. We are working with an impressive, fast paced and fun software house in the heart of Bristol who seek an experienced Business Analyst to join the team due to continued client growth and company performance. What you’ll be doing You will enjoy working on a variety of projects differing in size, complexity and budget with a number of high-profile clients in a range of industries from non for profits through to automotive. As a seasoned Business Analyst some of your focus will be working on multiple systems and integrating those systems to deliver maximum efficiency and business value. You will manage information flow and data requirements, as well as make strategic decisions about what functionality belongs inside what system. In the role of Business Analyst, you will work cross functionally with multi-talented technical colleagues i.e Developers and Testers, which offers the opportunity to further develop your skills and knowledge within software/website development as well as hone your client management abilities. What experience you’ll need You will be an experienced Business/Data Analyst with experience of software/website development. Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Superb stakeholder management and communication Skills. An analytical and methodical approach. Working Knowledge of UML, Azure, Vision. Familiar with content management systems (CMS), ideally Sitecore and/or Umbracco. Some experience of wireframing, user journeys, process diagrams. Comfortable in an agile and fast paced environment. Strong technical understanding of software or website development. A degree is desirable but by no means essential. Experience of User Testing desired, not essential. Occasional Travel when required. What you’ll get in return for your talents Autonomy and freedom to work on a variety of software development projects with an increasing number of ethical, non-for-profit clients. You will enjoy a very competitive salary in the range of £35k - £45k in addition to a personalised progression plan within a growing and established agency. What’s Next? Apply directly with your latest CV or contact Aaron at ADLIB recruitment for more information on 0117 269 530.
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