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As the use of data in business gets more and more prevalent, companies are making significant investment into their BI systems to improve efficiency and increase productivity. The major benefits of having a functioning BI system, include faster reporting, improved data quality, and increased competitive advantage.

Why consider a career within Business Intelligence?
Analytics is now seen as the most important technology priority for companies around the world, and decision making in now more important than ever. There are a large range of industries that utilise Business intelligence such as; Financial Services, Healthcare, Government, Marketing and Sales, Oil and Gas and Transport.
 
Typical role titles include
Business Intelligence Developer
BI Developer
Lead Business Intelligence Developer
Lead BI Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Senior BI Developer
Business Intelligence Designer
BI Designer
Business Intelligence Architect
BI Architect
Business intelligence Project Manager
BI Project Manager
BI PM
Business intelligence Programme Manager
BI Programme Manager
Business Intelligence Manager
BI Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI Analyst
Business Intelligence Consultant
BI Consultant
Head of Business Intelligence
Head of BI
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI Analyst
Business Intelligence Support Analyst
BI Support Analyst
Data visualisation analyst
Data Visualisation Developer
Data Visualisation Programmer
Qlik View Developer
Qlik View Programmer
Power BI Developer
Power BI Programmer
Tableau Developer
Tableau Programmer
Business Intelligence Developer
BI Developer 
Business Intelligence Programmer
BI Programmer
SQL Developer
SQL Programmer
Data Warehouse Developer
DWH Developer
Data Warehouse Designer
DWH Designer
Data Analyst
 
Career progression example
Business Intelligence Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
Head of Business Intelligence
 
Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, Business Intelligence professionals on average will be earning between £30k-£40k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £50k-£60k and seniors would be looking to earn £70k+.

Senior Business Intelligence Contract Professionals can earn a day rate of £500 - £600 p/day, while mid-level developers earn a day rate £400 - £500 p/day.
 
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The skills needed can be split into 3 categories; programming skills, critical thinking skills and data analysis skills.
 
Programming skills: Data Modelling | Data Warehousing | ETL and Data Integration | OLAP Models Semantic Layer | Reporting | Dashboards | Presentation Layer | Master Data Management | Metadata Management | Predictive Analytics and Data Mining | Big Data and Streaming Data | SQL Server | Oracle | AWS | Azure | GCP | Google Cloud | Netezza | OBIEE | PL/SQL.
 
Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting |  Transforming Knowledge.
 
Data analysis skills: Learning a scripting and statistical language | Adobe and Google Analytics | Reporting  - skilled in reporting and data visualisation software | Strong presentation skills | Analytical and creative mind | Advanced Microsoft Excel | Experience with SQL programming.
 
What qualifications does it take?
Undergraduate Degree, software engineering, engineering or computer science field with technical skills in programming.

 

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  • 10th Sep

    BI Developer

    — FinTech Scale-Up

    Location:
    Cardiff
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k DOE
    Develop end-to-end solutions to progress the BI suite. Gain experience with modern cloud services for data extraction, manipulation and analysis. Work across multiple products in a tech-driven culture This FinTech client are continuing to grow and require a BI developer to progress their BI suite. This person will bridge the gap between development and analysis as they continue to expand the BI Team. What you’ll be doing You will work collaboratively with the wider BI team to gather requirements and build reports from multiple source which will require working with internal and external stakeholders. You’ll improve the Power BI suite by undertaking complex queries, optimising data models and producing visualisations to support the future data strategy. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 1 years’ experience of BI/Data Development Solid SQL Data modelling experience Experience with Power BI  Experience with cloud services desired Passionate to progress and learn new technologies Stakeholder engagement  What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £45k plus great benefits - for starters, you will be in an environment that encourages personal development and wants to continue growing a progressive tech stack. You'll work in offices with a games room, free gym and a sociable group who do everything from the standard Friday beers to attending events and hosting hackathons. Given their major partnership/investment, this is the perfect time to join the expanding team and there's excellent progression available for all staff. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with a CV today, don’t hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
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Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

  • Alistair is an experienced Data Scientist with working with clients across government, healthcare and banking sectors.
  • While successfully working in London as a Data Scientist for one of the Big Four professional service companies, he was planning to move to Bristol and approached us to get an understanding of the local market, especially opportunities and skills in demand within Data in the South West well ahead of the move.
  • We advised on opportunities and businesses in and around Bristol as well as in-demand skill sets so he could gather relevant exposure in advance.
  • Once ready to make the move, we were able to match Alistair perfectly with an open opportunity. Equipping him with tips and advice, we guided him through the interview process and negotiated the salary that was in line with his expectations. Alistair started as a Data Scientist with OnCorps, a start-up FinTech firm. 

"Alex and ADLIB were fantastic to work with and absolutely made the daunting experience of finding a job in a new city a lot easier! They take the time to understand the fields that they are recruiting for and even go to developer meetups to learn more about the areas that they recruit in. Would definitely recommend working with Alex and ADLIB."  

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Two niche hires in record time

  • SunLife are a financial services company and one of the largest life insurance companies in the world.
  • As part of a small restructure, they were looking to expand their Performance Optimisation team, by adding two analysts.
  • Low quality of applications and scarcity of top analytics talent can make finding specialists extremely difficult.
  • By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience, resulting in SunLife making two great Performance Analyst hires.

“ADLIB helped Sunlife hire two great analysts in record time , who are already embedded in to the team and delivering great pieces of work.”

Billy Mohan, Digital Performance Manager at SunLife
 

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