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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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  • 20th Nov

    Lead BI Analyst

    — Growing Financial Services Firm

    Location:
    Salisbury
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £50k
    Lead reporting for the BI and Pricing Teams. Work with modern Cloud, BI and warehouse technologies. Define reporting standards for the Strategy Department. This firm is building out its Strategy Department to enable further data-driven decision-making across Product, IT and Pricing Teams. They require a Lead BI Analyst to lead a small team of analysts to optimise data and reporting activities. What you’ll be doing As the Lead, you will be responsible for all things BI and report into the Director of Strategy. This will require working with numerous teams to understand their data needs and deliver actionable insight. You’ll sit above three BI Analysts to provide support to the team ensuring that necessary data can be acquired and conveyed to the wider business. There won’t be line management responsibilities, instead, this position will be heavily focused on analysis, reporting and decision-making. As this is a brand-new position, you will be paramount in defining standards shaping BI. What you’ll need to apply Minimum of 2 years’ experience in BI or Data Analysis Experience with a modern BI tool (PowerBI, Tableau, QlikView or similar) Solid SQL and Excel  Ability to mentor and guide junior analysts Statistical analysis experience preferred Degree in a numerical discipline preferred  What you’ll get in return for your experience A great salary of up to £50k plus benefits and to work with numerous modern BI and Cloud technologies. What’s next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today, don’t hesitate to call/email to discuss the finer details.
  • 12th Nov

    Data Architect

    — Big 4 Consulting firm

    Location:
    Bristol
    Type:
    Salary:
    £75000
    Excellent opportunity to join a Big 4 global consultancy. Make a big impact on the data landscape. Play a leading role in shaping the future state of the organisation. This leading global consulting firm are setting up a Chief Data Office department and they're looking for an experienced data architect who has worked in large scale global enterpises. What you’ll be doing  You will be one of the first hires into this chief data office with the responsibility to deliver dimensional models to enable this organisation to deliver more advanced reporting and analytics across their business. What experience you’ll need to apply - Data Architecture experience- Experience of working at enterprise level in a global business- Solid understanding and experience of working with dimensional data models- Deep understanding of data quality, master data management & data warehouses- Excellent understanding of business use cases for analytics and how to provide the data- Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills What you’ll get in return for your experience   A competitive package of up to around £70K - £75K + benefits + bonus. What’s next? Please get in touch with Alex with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss the finer details.
  • 5th Nov

    BI Developer

    — Financial Services Institution

    Location:
    Bath
    Type:
    Salary:
    Up to £45k
    Design and build data warehouse solutions. Progress reporting and data standards. Shape BI including modern BI tool adoption. This firm require a BI Developer to help manage their data warehouse, support analytics and improve the availability of quality-assured data across the business. The team is looking to expand so anyone who joins will help shape what their roadmap in the coming months ahead. What you'll be doing As the BI Developer, you will ensure that the business can gain access to the data it needs. You'll build and maintain warehouse solutions to enable effective data management, data migration and analytics. This will require a combination of on-premises warehouse development and BI reporting. What you'll need to apply Minimum 3 years’ experience as a SQL/BI Developer SQL Server including SSIS and SSRS Data warehouse design and implementation  Data modelling experience Knowledge of BI visualisation tools e.g. Power BI, Tableau preferred What you'll get in return for your experience A great salary of up to £45,000 plus benefits including the opportunity to implement and shape their modern BI suite. What's next Please get in touch with Scott with an up-to-date CV today. Don't hesitate to email/call to discuss the finer details.
  • 17th Oct

    Chief Data Officer

    — Leading Charity

    Location:
    Reading
    Type:
    Salary:
    £70K - £75K
    Help this great charity formulate their data strategy. Have a real impact by supporting their move to advanced BI, predictive analytics and more. Bring your knowledge of data technology and solutions. Excellent opportunity to come and shape the data strategy and move this charity to being data driven and utilising their data in an effective way.  What you’ll be doing  The Chief Data Officer will have full ownership of the data strategy for this charity. They are looking for someone who can bring a mixture of skills and experience across data strategy, data governance, data technology, predictive analytics and business intelligence. This is an excellent opportunity to really make a material difference for a leading charity for a great cause. They have some great ideas on what they want to do but they need an experienced data professional to help them on their journey.  What experience you’ll need to apply Solid experience across data governance, data strategy and predictive analytics. Excellent ability to influence senior stakeholders and gain buy in for major change. Experience managing a mixture of data professionals including business intelligence specialists and data scientists. Solid experience with CRM systems. Experience in the charity sector is a nice to have. What you’ll get in return for your experience   A competitive salary of up to £74,000, dependent on experience, plus benefits package and an overwhelming sense of doing a great thing for a great charity. What’s next Please get in touch with Alex with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email 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."  

Alistair Rogers, Data Scientist

SunLife

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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