Business Analyst

Business Analysts need to have a strong understanding of how organisations operate to predict how changes may impact businesses. They identify potential problems and work with people across the business to find solutions so that changes made do not impact customers.
Earning potential
Average £35,000*
*based on Leeds area average base pay per year, data from glassdoor.co.uk
Useful skills
  • Problem solving
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organised
  • Logical thinker
  • Works with a variety of people
  • Finds it easy to adapt
Useful qualifications and training routes
  • Project management principles
  • British Computer Society (BCS) International Diploma in Business Analysis, International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) or Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) qualifications can be helpful
What types of businesses could
you work for?

Any company that regularly delivers new products and services to its customers or which needs to make regular changes to its processes or software.

Key industries include IT, technology and software, financial services, education, healthcare and media.

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