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Systems Analyst

Translate business requirements into systems solutions, working within an organisation’s IT department.

What's it like to be a Systems Analyst?

As a Systems Analyst you will be responsible for maintaining and improving computer systems for an organisation and its clients. You will evaluate processes used in existing IT systems, and propose modifications, additional system components or new systems to meet user requirements.

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Many Systems Analysts are also Programmers and are therefore also responsible for creating the code for software applications.

Systems Analysts are often required to work outside standard hours to oversee upgrades or fixes to ensure minimal disruption to normal business activities.

What can I earn as a Systems Analyst?

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How to become a Systems Analyst


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Although many Systems Analysts are self-taught or have learned their programming skills on the job, most organisations will require you to have some formal qualification.

  1. Complete a Diploma of Information Technology (Systems Analysis) (ICT50220), or an undergraduate degree such as a Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Business Administration.
  2. Gain experience working with computer systems.

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Latest Systems Analyst reviews

Latest reviews from 12 Systems Analysts surveyed on SEEK
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Nov 2018
ITS Business Analyst - Sales and Marketing is equally challenging and satisfying.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science (Information Technology)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
ITS
The good things
Allows you to be involved in both back-end, i.e., ITS, and in customer facing, i.e. Sales and Marketing, aspects of the organisation. You are exposed to trade promo management, sales force automation,...
The challenges
Since you are dealing with various departments, primarily Sales and Marketing, you need to be on your toes all the time. You need to resolve issue as quickly as possible and this means working night t...
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May 2021
Rewarding variety of tasks make this interesting.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
Less than a year
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Transport
The good things
Variety of projects to work on, from upgrades to implementation of new applications. Lots of stakeholder engagement so good communication and follow up skills are imperative. If you have a mix of supp...
The challenges
Grabbing hold of some colleagues and managers can be an issue, especially if they need to approve something which can potentially hold up the project.
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