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ICT Business and Systems Analysts work with users to formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, review and evaluate existing systems, and design and modify systems to meet users' business needs.
Identifies and communicates with users to formulate and produce a requirements specification to create system and software solutions.
Evaluates processes and methods used in existing ICT systems, proposes modifications, additional system components or new systems to meet user needs as expressed in specifications and other documentation.
Specialisations: Business Systems Analyst
Earnings are for full-time workers before tax, excluding superannuation. Earnings are a guide only and can vary greatly.
Likely change in the number of jobs over the next 5 years, based on the Department of Employment projections.
Skill Level is the education or training usually needed to do well in this job. Relevant experience is sometimes viewed just as highly.
Employment Size is the number of people who work in this job in Australia.
An above average unemployment rate shows people who do this job are more likely to be out of work than people who do other jobs.
Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).
This is a large occupation employing 23,900 workers. Over the past 5 years the number of jobs has stayed about the same.Moderate growth is expected in the future. New jobs and turnover from workers leaving may create between 10,001 and 25,000 job openings over the 5 years to 2020.
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A Bachelor Degree or higher, or at least 5 years of relevant experience, is usually needed to work in this job. Around three quarters of workers have a university degree. System Analysts may also need vendor certifications.
If you are interested in this style of work, there are a wide range of training options available that could lead to this or a similar job. The pathway that is right for you will depend on your skills and interests.
It is a good idea to speak to industry bodies, employers, and workers to learn more about the skills and qualifications you will need.
Employers look for ICT Business and Systems Analysts who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.
The topics, subjects, or knowledge areas workers rate as most important are shown below.
Circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Customer and personal services. This includes understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.
Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.
Use engineering science and technology to design and produce goods and services.
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Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.
The work activities workers rate as most important are shown below.
Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
Using information to work out the best solution and solve problems.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or checking information or data.
Looking for, getting and understanding different kinds of information.
Deciding whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.