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MI Analyst jobs and careers

MI Analysts generally sit in larger businesses and their role is to provide management with information about the business, otherwise known as KPIs, key performance indicators, metrics, analytics etc. This information is then used by management to make decisions on the resource, time, projects, budgets etc.

Why consider a career as an MI Analyst?
Companies need to be able to make evidence-based decisions so that they do not lose their competitive edges to those companies that do. As an MI Analyst, you can expect to have your analytical mindset put to very good use.
 
Typical role titles include
MI Analyst
Management Information Analyst
Senior MI Analyst
Senior Management Information Analyst
Lead MI Analyst
Lead Management Information Analyst
MI Manager
Management Information Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
BI Analyst
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Senior BI Analyst
Junior Business Intelligence Analyst
Junior BI Analyst
Data Analyst
Senior Data Analyst
Junior Data Analyst
Reporting Analyst
 
Career progression example
Junior MI Analyst
MI Analyst
Senior MI Analyst
Lead MI Analyst
MI Manager
Head of MI
 
Salary Benchmarks
At an entry level, junior / graduate MI Analysts on average will be earning between £18k-£25k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £25k-£30k and seniors BI Analysts would be looking to earn £40k+.
 
Contractor rates for Senior MI Analysts would be from £250 - £300 p/day whilst mid-level MI Analysts can expect to earn between £200 - £250 p/day, and rates for Junior MI Analysts would be £150 - £200 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: SQL | Reporting | ETL.

Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting | Transforming Knowledge.

Data analysis skills: Learning a scripting and statistical language | Reporting  - skilled in reporting and data visualisation software, with strong presentation skills | An Analytical and Creative Mind | Advanced Microsoft Excel | Experience with SQL (Structured Query Language) programming/

 What qualifications does it take?
Generally, MI Analysts will not have degrees. But if they do they can come from any area, as it is the analytical mindset and ability to use advanced features in Excel or learn SQL that would make a successful MI Analyst.

 

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