What does a BI Analyst do?

Business Intelligence Analysts use data to catch the pulse of current market trends to better assist companies with profits. Analysts work with data from multiple locations. Data can be provided from a company database, be mined from web crawling software, or by checking in on another company's data. The collected data is then utilized to create a picture of the current market and the best path for a company to take in the future.

Business Intelligence Analysts are commonly found possessing a bachelor's degree in business, management, accounting, economics, statistics, information science or a related field. Advanced degrees are in demand for senior or high profile positions. This type of job deals with a lot of data, a continually changing market, and predictions. Possessing strong analytical, organizational and forecasting skills is a huge plus in this industry.

  • Utilize company resources to curate data
  • Analyse data for market trends and patterns
  • Generate weekly and monthly reports with market trends past and present
  • Design new data collection models to better collect information
  • Coordinate with IT department to implement new models
  • Perform data profiling to identify anomalies
  • Develop protocol on how to best filter and variance
  • Ensure subordinate staff is well informed and on-task
  • Advanced degree (preferred)
  • 5+ years in an analytical position
  • Familiarity with data collection software and protocol
  • Experience integrating new software and programs to data services
  • Capable of prioritizing multiple projects while still achieving deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and forecasting ability
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understand of current data protection and privacy laws
  • Willingness to submit to a background check

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft SQL Server
Power BI
Relational Database
Ssis ETL

BI Analyst Seniority Levels

Bi Analyst
Lead Bi Analyst
Data Scientist
50% made the transition
Bi Engineer
18% made the transition
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BI Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£38,151 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £38K
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