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Analyst Programmer

Analyse user needs to code, test, and maintain programs and applications.

What's it like to be an Analyst Programmer?

Analyst Programmers (also known as Programmer Analysts) analyse user needs and provide technology based solutions, including creating requirements documentation and system plans.

Analyst Programmer

Tasks and duties

  • Researching, consulting, analysing and evaluating system program needs.
  • Designing, coding, and installing application programs.
  • Testing, debugging, diagnosing and correcting errors and faults in an applications programming language within established testing protocols.
  • Writing and maintaining code to meet system requirements, system designs and technical specifications.
  • Liaising with users and relevant stakeholders.
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Analyst Programmers may be involved in the strategy, design, development, delivery and maintenance phases of building effective technological solutions.

What can I earn as an Analyst Programmer?

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Analyst Programmer roles in AUS were typically advertised between $80k and $110k over the last 3 months.
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How to become an Analyst Programmer


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There is no mandatory pathway to becoming an Analyst Programmer, but it usually requires some formal training, as well as some experience working in the tech industry.

  1. There are a range of different formal training options that provide an entry into the information technology industry, such as a Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115) or an Advanced Diploma of Information Technology Business Analysis (ICT60315).
  2. Alternatively, consider a Bachelor of Computer Science or a Bachelor of Information Technology.
  3. Seek entry-level work in software engineering, computer programming, or business applications.
  4. Supplement or update your preparation to become an Analyst Programmer with information security training. In today's climate, Analyst Programmers knowledgeable in this area are in high demand.

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Bachelor of Computer Science

This qualification develops your computer science knowledge to prepare for a career in computer engineering or software development.

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Bachelor of Information Technology

This degree gives you a grounding in a range of information technology areas and may allow you to specialise in an area of interest.

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Diploma of Information Technology

This VET diploma gives you the general ICT knowledge required in order to provide ICT support in small-to-medium enterprises.

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Latest Analyst Programmer reviews

Latest reviews from 23 Analyst Programmers surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
Data is the heart of any system and does come with challenges.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Utility Billing / Superannuation
The good things
You will find many Data Analyst and Programmers. There are very rare who know the data well and use them in programming languages. Data is central to any organisation, anyone who know how the organisa...
The challenges
People need to have a passion to both data and the technology they use. Have seen lot of programmers who know the technology well but with little interest in the data side. Understanding data in large...
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Oct 2018
Being an Analyst Programmer is a very tough job but it is a gateway to our future.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Commerce
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Application Development
The good things
The good thing in being an Analyst Programmer is that daily task is not a bore. Everyday you will face a different challenge that will make you think and focus. Your goal is to make everyday life easy...
The challenges
The most challenging part in being an Analyst Programmer is to balance your personal life with your career life. Being such needs focus and constant attention in the different day-to-day task. It's li...
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