Systems Analyst

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A systems analyst examines the specific needs of an organisation and designs new IT systems to improve efficiency and productivity. They are also called business systems analysts.

The Work

You could be:

You might specialise in systems for business, scientific or engineering environments.


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary can range from £22,000 to £25,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £30,000 to £45,000 a year or more.

If you do contract work the daily rate varies.


Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are in banks, insurance, construction, utility companies, engineering and manufacturing companies, local and central government, universities, software houses and IT consultants.

This is an expanding job area and there is competition for vacancies.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT, take a look at the Tech Future Careers website. You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.


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