What does a System Analyst do?

Systems analysts implement, maintain, and support IT and informations systems to meet the business needs of organizations and scale as organizations grow. They analyze and create tests, and develop specifications and requirements for developers and programmers to follow. They usually are not involved directly in software or hardware development.

Most systems analysts will be required to have a Bachelor's degree in the field of computer science, information technology, engineering, or information systems. Systems analysts oftentimes advance into project management roles. The best systems analysts have excellent analytical skills and are creative problem solvers.

  • Deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot core business applications, including application servers, associated hardware, endpoints, and databases
  • Meet and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to establish project scope, system goals, and requirements
  • Develop, analyze, prioritize, and organize requirement specifications, data mapping, diagrams, and flowcharts for developers and testers to follow
  • Translate highly technical specifications into clear non-technical requirements
  • Manage the set-up and configuration of systems
  • Define and coordinate the execution of testing procedures, and develop test cases to serve the overall quality assurance process
  • Provide documentation of all processes and training as needed
  • Develop and implement maintenance procedures, monitor systems health, gather system statistics, and troubleshoot reported errors and alarms
  • Perform design, implementation, and upgrades of information systems to meet the business and user needs
  • Implement best practices for scalability, supportability, ease of maintenance, and system performance
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology, or equivalent experience
  • 4-6 years experience working with information technologies and systems analysis
  • Strong computer, hardware, software, and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to assess business needs and translate them into relevant solutions
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the principles and practices associated with database maintenance and administration
  • Experience installing, configuring, documenting, testing, training, and implementing new applications and systems
  • Working knowledge of a wide variety of programming languages
  • Excellent analytical skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

System Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£37,326 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
See More Insights
£24K
Median: £37K
£59K
See More Insights
Glassdoor Estimated Salary

System Analyst Career Path

Learn how to become a System Analyst, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Systems Analyst
£37,326/yr
L3
L4
See Career Path

System Analyst Insights

Read what System Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Mysoft
Systems Analyst
7 Sep 2020

“And the best part is we get a very good salary which we receive on time.”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Systems Analyst
3 Dec 2020

“This is my first job and I think Capgemini is giving me a great opportunity to start my career.”

SantanderSantander
Systems Analyst
10 Sep 2019

“Managers and superintendents don't want to know about the real business and make mistakes.”

Mysoft
Systems Analyst
7 Sep 2020

“We get to work with some really dynamic and talented guys and learn how to do business.”

BB&TBB&T
Senior Systems Analyst III
23 Jul 2019

“Don't see any Pros unless you want to work under constant stress and impossible deadlines.”

FNZFNZ
Systems Analyst
16 Sep 2019

“If you enjoy a challenge and pushing yourself then it is a great working environment.”

AccentureAccenture
Systems Analyst
4 Nov 2020

“career progress is good unless your manager roots for you otherwise there's no room to go up”

USTUST
Systems Analyst
21 Jul 2020

“You got to meet with amazing people who are really good at what they are doing.”

See More

System Analyst Interviews

Related Careers

It Consultant
£37,970
No skills overlap
Information Technology Specialist
£37,520
13% skills overlap
It Support Analyst
£26,141
25% skills overlap
Information Technology Manager
£59,230
No skills overlap

System Analyst jobs