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Business Intelligence Analyst

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Business Intelligence Analyst collects and analyzes data that provides an accurate picture of business operations and performance for a company. Completes statistical analysis of current and historic business data, identifies trends and develops projections. Presents data analysis that informs planning and strategic decision making for a company.

Job Outlook

There were 346 Business Intelligence Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 10612 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Business Intelligence Analyst industry, which includes the Business Intelligence Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Business Intelligence Analyst jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $91,544.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $84,685.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business Intelligence Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $78,272.

Education and Experience

Posted Business Intelligence Analyst jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree3.14%
Bachelor's Degree75.14%
Master's Degree26.76%
Doctoral Degree3.22%
Other3.85%

Posted Business Intelligence Analyst jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years23.68%
3 to 5 years57.05%
6 to 8 years11.9%
9+ years7.37%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business Intelligence Analyst positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Communication (38.2%)
  • Management (30.2%)
  • Problem Solving (26.51%)
  • Leadership (26.38%)
  • Operations (22.63%)
  • Microsoft Excel (19.72%)
  • Decision Making (18.63%)
  • Detail Oriented (17.22%)
  • Mathematics (16.51%)
  • Presentations (14.74%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Computer Science (31.28%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (41.53%)
  • Data Visualization (28.54%)
  • Business Intelligence (95.82%)
  • Data Modeling (25.29%)
  • Power BI (41.84%)
  • Data Warehousing (25.99%)
  • Data Analysis (49.7%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (55.83%)
  • Dashboard (49.38%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Information Systems (9.76%)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) (5.34%)
  • Business Process (13.81%)
  • Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) (4.61%)
  • Microsoft Azure (5.58%)
  • Statistics (11.5%)
  • Business Intelligence Tools (11.48%)
  • Data Quality (12.33%)
  • Extract Transform Load (ETL) (16.36%)
  • Data Governance (10.73%)
  • Business Intelligence Reporting (6.62%)
  • Reporting Tools (7.72%)
  • Marketing (11.75%)
  • Business Requirements (18.67%)
  • Data Integrity (6.37%)
  • Data Science (13.39%)
  • Finance (19.67%)
  • Project Management (16.79%)
  • SAS (Software) (8.4%)
  • Business Analysis (6.6%)
  • Business Analytics (8.34%)
  • Data Collection (6.35%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (14.72%)
  • Auditing (4.26%)
  • Agile Methodology (7.99%)
  • Workflow Management (9.59%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (22.51%)
  • Data Mining (8.41%)
  • Automation (11.5%)
  • Process Improvement (10.45%)
  • Economics (9.71%)
  • Relational Databases (9.89%)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (9.36%)
  • R (Programming Language) (14.79%)
  • Data Management (9.75%)
  • Microsoft Access (5.2%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Business Intelligence Development (2.43%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Data Analysis (60.69%)
  • Business Intelligence Development (2.97%)
  • Dashboard (60.29%)
  • Data Modeling (30.88%)
  • Data Warehousing (31.74%)
  • Power BI (51.08%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Business Intelligence Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Data Analyst
  • Lead Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Intern
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Business Intelligence Reporting Analyst
  • Data Visualization Specialist
  • Power Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Business Intelligence Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (203)
  • Prime Therapeutics (168)
  • Ford (110)
  • Staffigo (109)
  • Guidehouse (106)
  • Boeing (105)
  • Concentrix (99)
  • TD Bank (91)
  • Black & Veatch (84)
  • CBRE (81)

North Carolina

  • UNC Health (15)
  • TD Bank (11)
  • Spectrum (10)
  • Humana (10)
  • Black & Veatch (9)
  • ManpowerGroup (8)
  • WakeMed (7)
  • University of North Carolina (6)
  • Sevita (6)
  • Elizabeth City State University (6)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!