Business Intelligence jobs and careers
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
Lead Business Intelligence Developer
Lead BI Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Senior BI Developer
Business Intelligence Designer
Business Intelligence Architect
Business intelligence Project Manager
BI Project Manager
Business intelligence Programme Manager
BI Programme Manager
Business Intelligence Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
Business Intelligence Consultant
Head of Business Intelligence
Head of BI
Business Intelligence 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
Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Programmer
Data Warehouse Developer
Data Warehouse Designer
Career progression example
Business Intelligence Developer
Senior Business Intelligence Developer
Business Intelligence Manager
Head of Business Intelligence
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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15th OctLocation:Bristol / RemoteSalary:£45k & BenefitsGet trained up in the latest data engineering technology. Excellent opportunity to join a large corporate. Work on a large-scale integration programme. This business is currently building a team to work on a large-scale integration programme following an acquisition. What you’ll be doing You will work in a small team of Data Developers to ingest data and create a single version of the truth. Once this project is completed, you'll move to a team building a new central data platform. What experience you’ll need to apply ETL development experience SQL Python What you’ll get in return for your experience A competitive base salary of between £30K - £45K (dependent on experience) plus a great benefits package including training on Cloud services. As such, this is a great chance for developers with an on-premise background to gain commercial experience in modern Cloud data engineering technologies. Remote and flexible working What’s next? Please get in touch with Will with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
— • Leading Financial Services FirmLocation:BristolSalary:40,000 - 50,000Excellent opportunity to work for a leading financial services firm Join at a time where the team is growing Work with insight professionals and learn new skills A great opportunity to join one of Bristol’s biggest success stories. You’ll be working alongside a great team, across varied projects as a go to professional when it comes to designing the insight strategies. Are you looking to get away from agency work and start a client-side role? Here’s your chance!What you’ll be doingIn this role you’ll be working to bridge the gap between data, insight reporting and marketing. You’ll be the go-to person to be able to design the plan and strategy across a product agnostic team; everything in this role is focused on the product and the customer approach. You’ll be working to implement, plan and design the marketing strategy, deliver strategic projects, and lead key data led marketing initiatives to ensure this is the priority. You’d be responsible for monitoring performance, flagging trends, spotting threats and growth through interrogation of data. Most importantly, you’ll need to be a strong communicator to be able to present these to stakeholders, work across various teams and more. Up to the task? What experience you’ll need to apply Experience with Adobe Analytics (or Google Analytics) Preferably someone from a digital/strategy/insight background Strong communication skills Analytical thinker Able to be collaborative and work across key projects Proven ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment Bonus for CRM experience What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary reaching up to £50,000 per annum plus an annual bonus and unbeatable package! What nextPlease get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Sporting MediaLocation:Bristol / RemoteSalary:£50k & BenefitsGreenfield & ongoing work. Upskill with GCP. Great sports-related benefits. Data engineer required for building and optimising data and data pipeline architecture.What you’ll be doing You'll be part of the small data engineering team within a wider data science and reporting department working on the data pipeline architecture focusing on optimisation and greenfield development. With the end goal of supporting a new wave of products and services, you have the opportunity to optimize and if needs be re-design the architecture, through this you'll have a great deal of autonomy especially with choice technologies. What experience you’ll need to apply SQL experience with Java being sought after too. Google Cloud Platform environments (BigQuery, Pub/sub, Cloud Functions, etcDatabricks, Analysis Services) - not a necessity although sought after. Previous work with data pipelines. Terraform experience would be highly regarded. What you’ll get in return for your experience You'll receive a salary of around £50k along with the option to work remotely. Alongside this, some of the best benefits in the sporting world, if you're an active person you'll be at home with this company. What nextIf this sounds of interest, get in touch with Will for more information.
— Friendly, Flexible Insurance CompanyLocation:BournemouthSalary:45,000 - 55,000One of the UK’s largest insurance companies. Friendly, sociable environment. Sitting in a new internal team. A great opportunity to understand a buyer’s journey across their websites. You’ll be drawing insights and making recommendations as to how to improve a customer’s experience. The role is all about knowing a customer’s journey from a digital perspective! Would you want to be a digital specialist? What you’ll be doingAs a Web Analytics Manager, you’ll be working to understand more about how to improve a customers experience on the website. Whether is buying products or simply not engaging, you’ll look to understand more about the customer’s and how you can approach them. You’ll be working to improve the website and presenting strong recommendations back to the stakeholders before working yourself! You’ll be delivering best in class insights, analysis, data and measurement that positively impacts the customer journey and consequentially the business performance.You’ll bring together the digital and offline data to create insight around where they could improve and what needs attention and highlight opportunity. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience Analysing a digital/website/customer journey Experience with Google Analytics Experience with SQL Bonus for Python and R Knowledge of digital marketing principles (SEO, PPC) STEM Degree or experience with digital analytics What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £55,000 plus bonus and an excellent benefits package with up to 50% off their insurance products. What next?Please get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Non-for-profitLocation:BristolSalary:45,000 - 55,000Excellent opportunity to join a non-for-profit for a great social mission Great chance to make an impact Help modernise their reporting & analytics A well-known non-for-profit business is looking improve their reporting across their Risk department. They’re looking for a Reporting & Analytics expert to come in to take them through a journey to upgrade their reporting set up, ensure better insights are captured and to help them become more data driven as a department. What you’ll be doing You will work within the Business Risk function and be their Reporting & Analytics expert. You’ll be tasked with upgrading their current Excel/VBA based reporting set up to Power BI. You’ll work with the wider team to understand how the business measures and manages Risk across all business areas and create a modern reporting set up to capture key KPIs across this business unit. Have you ever wished of stepping into a manager role or having line manager responsibilities? This is the chance for you to do that. You’ll be managing an analyst and be developing the team in your own way. The role would be the perfect opportunity for a passionate reporting and analysis professional who wants to display their strong excel skills and technical knowledge. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience working in an analysis and reporting role Experience with PowerBI & SQL Experience with Excel Demonstratable experience working in a line management role, mentoring or leading a team An appreciation of Risk Management within a business (Cyber/Operational/Credit) Strong communication skills What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary up to £55,000 per annum, plus a great benefits package. What’s next? Please get in touch with Tegan with an up-to-date CV today. Don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss the finer details.
— Brand New TeamLocation:BristolSalary:35,000 - 45,000Join a new team looking in the connected products department Become the go to Power BI specialist for the team Help connect the dots This is a great opportunity to join a large, established business and join a new strategic analytics team working on connected products and IoT sensor data analysis. Be the Power BI specialist in the team and support them to make powerful and insight driven dashboards. What you’ll be doingYou will work with the wider connected products team and will be the resident Power BI Specialist. You will work with a growing a team of analysts to support business insight, intelligence and predictive analytics reporting capabilities that can drive real business value.What experience you’ll need to apply Experience of delivering analytics projects Strong background in business intelligence, analytics or insight Extensive experience of using Power BI Excellent communication skills Strong SQL skills Experience coding in DAX What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £45K plus an excellent benefits package!What nextPlease get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Become the SME on everything BI relatedLocation:SomersetSalary:45,000 - 55,000Well-known brand with focus on organic/sustainable living. Multi-functional role with huge business transformation plans. Hybrid working with amazing office space in the countryside. An award-winning business with a focus on sustainable and organic living are looking for a Business Intelligence Manager to join them in the South West. The business has thrived in the last 18 months having seen a huge spike in sales since the pandemic; they’re a £260m turnover business with multiple sites across the UK. Their success means more investment into key initiatives like organic/sustainable farming, recyclable packaging, animal welfare, soil health and much more. The role offers hybrid working with a trip to the office 2-3 days a week (this is open to discussion). What you’ll be doingYou’ll be involved in the design and implementation of the BI infrastructure and services across the business, with freedom to deliver the data insights across the IT strategy and roadmap. You’d also be the go-to person for everything around analytics, designing and more when it comes to business intelligence across projects and initiatives. You’d also be involved in managing the third-party vendors with all their projects to ensure everything is up to the highest standard, cost effective and following best practices.Later down the line you would also be involves in the recruitment process to grow your team, alongside coaching the inhouse BI and data team. What experience you’ll need to apply Experience working in the Business Intelligence space Understanding of the full MS BI Stack (SSIS, SSRS) Experience with Business Systems Reporting (ERP) and SQL Server Experience leading or mentoring a team Appreciation for the value of BI and data analytics Strong communication skills Bonus for MS Dynamics experience Bonus for experience developing multi-dimensional BI cubes What you’ll get in return for your experience On top of a salary up to £55,000 there’s an abundance of benefits! Moreover, there is a host of training as there’s a huge focus on R&D with constant implementation of new technology and ways of working, plus budgets set aside for upskilling. They’re advocates for flexible working and can offer remote work 2-3 times a week. When you are in the office though, you’ll love it, it’s right by a huge lake, loads of green space, green-themed offices, it’s awesome. What nextPlease get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Global Engineering FirmLocation:WiltshireSalary:30,000 - 40,000High calibre business Working in the team bridging finance and data Rewarded with training and development A great opportunity to join a global engineering firm who are innovative in everything they do and working with modern technologies. They are currently going through a team expansion thanks to an investment in their Financial Data team. The company have the ambitious goal to double their staff load over the next few years, why wait to get involved?What you’ll be doingWorking as a key member in analytics, you’ll be bridging the gap between finance and technology for this forward-thinking, innovative business. Having data embedded in everything they do; this client need you to produce insightful analytics across the business. They are looking for a data analyst across various levels from graduate to mid-senior. You’d be working with different tools and technology in order to get the value out of their data from an analytical perspective. You’ll need to be a strong communicator to be able to present back to stakeholders, work across various teams and projects and be able to adapt to the fast paced environment. What experience you’ll need to apply Strong experience using SQL Understanding of visualisation tools (Tableau, PowerBI, Looker) At least a year in an analytical role (whether it be an internship after university or placement year) Strong communication skills A self-starter Bonus for any work with Python or R What you’ll get in return for your experience A competitive base salary plus an annual bonus and unbeatable package! In helping the business grow, you’ll also grow your career. Giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge across various technologies, departments and global groups, you would be rewarded with training and development opportunities. What nextPlease get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Global Engineering FirmLocation:WiltshireSalary:45,000 - 55,000High calibre business Working in a growing BI & Insights Team Rewarded with training and development A great opportunity to join a global engineering firm who are innovative in everything they do and working with modern technologies. They are currently going through a team expansion thanks to an investment in their BI & RDD team. The company have the ambitious goal to double their staff load over the next few years, why wait to get involved?What you’ll be doingYou’ll be working to ensure that the data requirements across the business are being met by key reports and self-serve analytics, dashboards and visualisations. You’ll be analysing customer patterns and understanding the products response to be able to produce more effective products.You would be capturing and analysing requirements across the teams and shaping the data to produce insightful reports and presenting this back to stakeholders. Last but not least – want to manage someone? Do you strive in a leadership role? Or have you dreamt of being a leader but never had the chance? Why not apply and we can see how your career can grow!What experience you’ll need to apply Experience leading a team Experience with SQL Strong communication skills Experience working with analytical tools (customer analytics, customer surveys and NPS) Experience with visualisation tools (PowerBI, Tableau or Qlik) Bonus for experience within cloud environments (particularly GCP) Bonus for Python or R experience What you’ll get in return for your experience A base salary reaching up to £55,000 per annum plus an annual bonus and unbeatable package! What nextPlease get in touch with Tegan with an updated CV today. Don’t hesitate to call/email with any questions.
— Constant variety with multi-functional leadershipLocation:SomersetSalary:£65K - £85KWell-known brand with focus on organic/sustainable living. Multi-functional role with huge business transformation plans. Hybrid working with amazing office space in the countryside. An award-winning business with a focus on sustainable and organic living are looking for a Head of IT and Business Systems to join them in the South West. The business have thrived in the last 18 months having seen a huge spike in sales since the pandemic; they’re a £260m turnover business with multiple sites across the UK. Their success means more investment into key initiatives like organic/sustainable farming, recyclable packaging, animal welfare, soil health and much more. The role offers hybrid working with a trip to the office 2-3 days a week (this is open to discussion). What skills you’ll be needing Proven background in leading a multi-functional IT team with several verticals. Experience in managing a large-scale ERP/application implementation. Significant project management and business analysis capability. Competency in senior stakeholder and 3rd party engagement. Knowledge of system architecture models and behaviours of key components. Awareness of cyber/network security principles. Appreciation for the value of BI and data analytics. Skilled in process governance and relationship management (internally/externally). Mentoring, coaching and motivational skills. What you’ll be doing This role is multi-functional and takes accountability of 15-20 people across five verticals; Applications, Infrastructure, Cyber Security, BI and Service Desk. Your primary and immediate focus in the short-term will be on an ERP transformation which aims to implement a new system that is better-suited to their domain; you’ll head up the strategic planning and implementation of this process. On top of this you’ll lead an ongoing cloud migration (moving into the cloud, MS based), help with upgrades to their CRM, support improvements in network security alongside Cyber Essentials best practices, modernise current BI processes and investigate AL/ML/Predictive Analytics and their benefits for other arms of the business. There’s a real focus on using technology as a growth enabler and becoming a “tech first” business so this role is integral as it owns the technical & infrastructure strategic planning and operations. What you’ll get in return for your talents On top of a healthy salary (up to £85K), there’s a host of benefits which includes a car allowance (TBC), 25 days holiday (plus bank hols), a non-contributory pension scheme with free retirement/pension advice, a healthcare cash back plan, lots of discounted products & services, Cycle2Work scheme and much more. There’s a huge focus on R&D with constant implementation of new technology and ways of working, plus budgets set aside for upskilling. They’re advocates for flexible working and can offer remote work 2-3 times a week. When you are in the office though, you’ll love it, it’s right by a huge lake, loads of green space, green-themed offices, it’s awesome. What’s next? Sound great? Send in your CV to Joe now or call in for a chat.
Data case studies
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."
Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist
Establishing a Data Science function
- LV= are one of the UK’s largest personal insurers who announced earlier this year that they were partnering with the University of Bristol to establish a team of Data Scientists and Engineers with the aim of making advancements in the field of Data Science by sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities.
- We initially worked with Venura as a candidate, finding him the role at LV=. He soon needed another two sets of hands, planning on growing his team to 3.
- To help him with this, we worked with him to truly understand his style of working and management, gathering a detailed brief that outlined the ideal candidates.
- By tapping into existing candidate pools and relationships, we were able to suggest a range of suitable candidates with a wide range of experience and that had the vital mix of technical and soft skills needed, to be working alongside University of Bristol as a team.
- This resulted in Venura/ LV= making two great Data Engineer hires.
“From finding me my current role to helping place two fantastic hires, ADLIB has been a pivotal role in the development of our team here at Bristol. The guys are easy to work with, friendly and most importantly inspire trust. I look forward to working with them in the future.”
Dr. Venura Perera, Data Science Manager at LV=