IT business analysts, architects and systems designers


Average Annual Pay

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Average Weekly Hours

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Unemployment Rate

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Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Workers in this unit group provide advice on the effective utilisation of IT and design IT systems in order to meet the business objectives or to enhance the business effectiveness of the organisation.


Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification, although entry with other academic qualifications and/or significant relevant experience is possible. There is a variety of relevant vocational, professional and postgraduate qualifications available.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with internal/external clients in order to analyse business procedure, clarify clients’ requirements and to define the scope of existing software, hardware and network provision;
  • undertakes feasibility studies for major IT developments incorporating costs and benefits, and presents proposals to clients;
  • communicates the impact of emerging technologies to clients and advises upon the potential introduction of such technology;
  • provides advice and assistance in the procurement, provision, delivery, installation, maintenance and use of IT systems and their environments;
  • examines existing business models and flows of data and designs functional specifications and test plans for new systems in order to meet clients’ needs;
  • researches, analyses, evaluates and monitors network infrastructure and performance;
  • works closely with clients to implement new systems.

Common job titles

Architect, datawarehouse
Planner, technology, information
Architect, solutions, customer
Specialist, multimedia
Analyst, voice, communications
Specialist, systems
Architect, systems
Designer, computer
Designer, applications
Architect, database
Architect, infrastructure
Analyst, warehouse, data
Architect, information
Analyst, systems
Analyst, business, IT
Architect, solutions, IT
Officer, development, systems
Analyst, comms, data
Analyst, operations
Architect, solution, customer
Analyst, technical
Architect, technical
Designer, database
Architect, solutions
Analyst, comms, technical
Specialist, technical (computer services)
Analyst, maintenance
Consultant, ERP
Analyst, telecommunications
Designer, systems
Engineer, systems
Architect, solution, IT
Writer, technical
Strategist, IT
Engineer, infrastructure
Architect, enterprise
Scientist, data
Engineer, design, computer
Engineer, computer
Architect, IT
Consultant, systems
Adviser, systems
Specialist, technical, computer
Analyst, system
Analyst, computer
Architect, network
Architect, solution
Architect, data
Analyst, communications, data
Integrator, systems
Analyst, business
Scientist, computer

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.