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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
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 Apr

    Power BI Specialist

    — Brand new team

    £40K - £50K
    Join 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 doing  You 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 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’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.
  • 26th Mar

    Data Engineer

    — FTSE 100 Market-Leading Business

    Up to £50k
    Opportunity to work with Cloud & Big Data Technologies coming from an on-prem background. Data warehouse and data lake development. Varied projects including IoT data. A Data Engineer is required to progress the Cloud-based data set up for a growing Data Team. They are open to on-prem developers who have a solid background in data modelling and warehousing.  What you'll be doing You will create versatile data pipelines to pull data from on-prem and Cloud sources and pump it out for front-end users. Additionally, you'll continue to help migrate the on-prem estate into Cloud data warehousing and data lake technologies. Alongside the Data Architect and Datawarehouse Manager, you will make use of more Cloud services for capacity management, IoT and more. What you'll need to apply Solid ETL skills Dimensional modelling experience Cloud experience desirable Python desirable What you'll get in return for your experience A base salary of up to £50k plus bonus and benefits. You'll get to work with the full AWS data stack including data lake technologies so this is a great opportunity for those looking to work as modern Cloud Data Engineer. The expectation is 1-2 days in the office post-covid measures. 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.
  • 26th Mar

    BI Architect

    — Market-leading FTSE Business

    Up to £70k
    Excellent opportunity to join a FTSE 100 company. Make a big impact on the data landscape. Play a leading role in shaping the future state of the organisation. This market-leading FTSE 100 firm is looking for a BI/Data Architect to work on data modelling, data architectural design and data lake design. What you’ll be doing  You will be responsible to deliver dimensional models to enable the organisation to deliver more advanced reporting and analytics across the business. As such, you will integrate disparate on-premise and Cloud-based technologies and design the new data lake solution. You will be the first Architect hire in the BI team comprised of Data Engineers, BI Developers and Analysts. What experience you’ll need to apply Data Architecture experience 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 Data lake design desirable What you’ll get in return for your experience   A base salary of up to £70k + benefits + bonus. The Data Manager is open to candidates coming from an on-premise background so this is a great opportunity to gain experience with Cloud and data lake 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 final 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


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=


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