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Business Analyst

Review and analyse business processes to ensure efficiency.

What's it like to be a Business Analyst?

Business Analysts are responsible for reviewing and analysing business processes, creating efficiencies, leading project teams and communicating technical information back to the business. They most commonly work in information technology, but can be found across a range of business departments, where they work to map out company requirements.

Business Analyst

Tasks and duties

  • Creating detailed business documents and working with spreadsheets in an advanced capacity.
  • Defining problem statements and identifying opportunities.
  • Creating and communicating solutions.
  • Reviewing business processes.
  • Analysing data, including budgets, forecasts, plans and pricing.
  • Managing reporting.
  • Presenting data back to the business.

What can I earn as a Business Analyst?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Business Analyst is between $100k and $120k
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How to become a Business Analyst


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Pathways to becoming a Business Analyst in Australia typically involve a mixture of education and work experience. An undergraduate degree or industry certification may be an advantage when seeking employment.

  1. Complete a bachelor degree in business, business administration, information technology or a related field.
  2. Familiarise yourself with the International Institute of Business Analysis™ BABOK® Guide. This globally recognised guide is the accepted standard for the concepts and techniques applied to business analysis.
  3. Gain work experience. Many Business Analysts find entry-level roles in related disciplines to develop their skills and knowledge.
  4. Join the Australian chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA).

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How do Business Analysts rate their role?

Latest reviews from 11 Business Analysts surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.2
Job satisfaction
3.9
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
4.3
Pay / Salary
3.9
Variety of work
4.2

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Aug 2019
The challenges of being a Principal BA drive me to draw out the opportunities they open.
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Cloud Migration
The good things
Being a Principal BA gives me the opportunities to engage key stakeholders and understand their needs. Then I am able to articulate how their needs balance between business vision and technical limita...
The challenges
Most of my work is vaguely defined and the stakeholders expect very clear outcomes.
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Aug 2019
Business Analysis is a very interesting job with a lot of variety
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Banking
The good things
Variety of work and can see the direct benifits of your work
The challenges
Tough to get all stakeholders on the same page
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Working hours for Business Analysts

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Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Business Analysts?

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Business Analyst jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
20.2%
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Source: LMIP. Business and Systems Analysts, and Programmers

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