£21,840 Average salary at age 20
£57,200 Average Salary
37 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What IT business analysts, architects and systems designers studied in higher education

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What IT business analysts, architects and systems designers studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(G3) Statistics1
(G1) Mathematics7
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(H3) Mechanical engineering2
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology1
(H4) Aerospace engineering1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(Q3) English studies1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(F5) Astronomy1
(L2) Politics1
(H1) General engineering2
(I2) Information systems10
(I3) Software engineering2
(H7) Production & manufacturing engineering1
(F3) Physics4
(L1) Economics2
(I6) Games1
(N1) Business studies5
(X1) Training teachers1
(N4) Accounting1
(P3) Media studies1
(N2) Management studies3
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering5
(I1) Computer science32

UK Prospects

144900 Workforce Size
2.37% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
10731 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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