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IT business analysts, architects and systems designers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£20,280 pile of coins

Age 35

£49,400 pile of coins

Age 50

£59,800 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £44,200

What does this career do?

Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with internal/external clients in order to analyse business procedure, clarify clients’ requirements and to define the scope of existing software, hardware and network provision
  • undertakes feasibility studies for major IT developments incorporating costs and benefits, and presents proposals to clients
  • communicates the impact of emerging technologies to clients and advises upon the potential introduction of such technology
  • provides advice and assistance in the procurement, provision, delivery, installation, maintenance and use of IT systems and their environments
  • examines existing business models and flows of data and designs functional specifications and test plans for new systems in order to meet clients’ needs
  • researches, analyses, evaluates and monitors network infrastructure and performance
  • works closely with clients to implement new systems.

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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