IT Business Analysts, Architects and Systems Designers

It business analysts, architects and systems designers proviide 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.


New workers

New workers start around £30,483. Normal pay is £52,029 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £85,947.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 174,821 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Works closely with clients to implement new systems.

  • Researches, analyses, evaluates and monitors network infrastructure and performance.

  • Examines existing business models and flows of data and designs functional specifications and test plans for new systems in order to meet clients’ needs.

  • Provides advice and assistance in the procurement, provision, delivery, installation, maintenance and use of IT systems and their environments.

  • Communicates the impact of emerging technologies to clients and advises upon the potential introduction of such technology.

  • Undertakes feasibility studies for major IT developments incorporating costs and benefits, and presents proposals to clients.

  • Liaises with internal/external clients to analyse business procedure, clarify clients’ requirements and to define the scope of existing software, hardware and network provision.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Microsoft Azure

  • Systems Engineering

  • Project Management

  • Agile Methodology

  • SQL (Programming Language)

  • Amazon Web Services

  • Automation

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Management

  • Python (Programming Language)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Innovation

  • Governance

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Detail Oriented

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.