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.


  • Uses specialist software to gather and analyse information and evidence relating to cybercrime and presents findings to law enforcement officials or private clients.
  • Deals with and reports on breaches in security.
  • Makes recommendations concerning software/system quality.
  • Develops quality standards and validation techniques.
  • Develops test plans for security systems and undertakes and documents the testing of security systems weaknesses and errors, identifies source of problems and proposes solutions.
  • Examines IT system for potential threats to its security and integrity and draws up response plans for situations where security is compromised.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£53,881 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for it business analyst, architect or systems designer is £53,881

803 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 803. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for it business analyst, architect or systems designer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £53,881 per year. That is about £4,490 per month or £27.63 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,093, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £70,112

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 803 people are employed in the region.

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