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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.

Pay

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. Senior analysts may earn over £55,000 a year.

If you do contract work the daily rate varies.

Conditions

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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
7798
2.8 %
RISE
2023
8017
  United Kingdom
2018
111325
3.4 %
RISE
2023
115156

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

If you are considering a career in IT why not take a look at the Tech Future Careers website developed by the Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology? You will find the video case studies of workers and general information on the industry useful.

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Tel: 01793 417424
Website: http://www.bcs.org
Twitter: @bcs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IT.BCS/

Institution of Analysts and Programmers
Tel: 020 8434 3685
E-mail: admin@iap.org.uk
Website: http://www.iap.org.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InstitutionOfAnalystsAndProgrammers

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