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IT Business Analyst, Architect or Systems Designer

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.


  • 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.
  • 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 in order to analyse business procedure, clarify clients.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% 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


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for it business analyst, architect or systems designer is £49,611

2,962 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 2,962. 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 £49,611 per year. That is about £4,134 per month or £25.44 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,104, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £68,319

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, 2,962 people are employed in the region.

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