What does a Technical Analyst do?

Technical analysts are securities researchers who analyze investments based upon past market prices and technical indicators and observe stock market patterns to make predictions about a stock’s future performance. They ensure this is correct by using systemic approaches to financial account forecasting that consider statistics including a stock's price, trading volume, trade rates, securities, and interest rates. They apply forecasting information to their statistical formulas to derive the most optimal time and price for selling stocks.

Technical analysts also gather, file, and present their data to be used by their employers and use critical thinking and analytical skills to evaluate the stock market’s constant fluctuations. They communicate their findings through the critical investment information they provide to their clients. Technical analysts need a minimum bachelor's degree in a finance related field. employers also require an additional license.

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Technical Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£37,235 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £37K
£63K
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Technical Analyst Career Path

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AccentureAccenture
Software Analyst
19 Feb 2021

“Some of the client projects are really good and offer great learning and travel opportunities.”

Deakin UniversityDeakin University
Senior Technical Officer
20 May 2020

“Little career progress and highly likely stucked at the same position for decades till promotion.”

Divido Financial ServicesDivido Financial Services
Technical Analyst
21 Jun 2021

“Hiring process for me was really good and any reservations I had were answered and put to rest.”

C3i SolutionsC3i Solutions
Hardware and Software Tech
15 Nov 2021

“The pay was decent and as for my first job i did not have any bad experiences”

CapgeminiCapgemini
Senior Software Analyst
3 Aug 2020

“1. Really good company and if you get a project you get to learn a lot”

VersitiVersiti
Technical Donor Specialist
12 Nov 2020

“Bonuses were quickly removed around the same time this happened and a new career framework was established.”

AccentureAccenture
Senior Software Analyst
27 May 2020

“Best place to showcase and enhance talent and required skills to grow in the career.”

Queensway Carleton HospitalQueensway Carleton Hospital
Technical Analyst
18 Jan 2021

“Little room to progress your career and limited opportunities compared to other hospitals in the region.”

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