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Business Intelligence Developer / Architect

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Business Intelligence Developer or Architect develops and builds technology systems that support business intelligence for a company. Identifies software needed for business intelligence analysts; sets up systems for collecting data on business operations, customers or sales.

Job Outlook

There were 604 Business Intelligence Developer / Architect job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 14822 in the United States.

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

Salary

Many new Business Intelligence Developer / Architect 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 $104,284.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $101,640.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business Intelligence Developer / Architect postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $93,747.

Education and Experience

Posted Business Intelligence Developer / Architect 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 Degree1.82%
Bachelor's Degree60.86%
Master's Degree17.02%
Doctoral Degree2.34%
Other3.37%

Posted Business Intelligence Developer / Architect 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 years14.96%
3 to 5 years56.79%
6 to 8 years19.33%
9+ years8.93%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business Intelligence Developer / Architect 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 (33.79%)
  • Problem Solving (26.04%)
  • Management (20.02%)
  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving) (16.92%)
  • Leadership (16.55%)
  • Writing (12.93%)
  • Decision Making (12.76%)
  • Operations (12.46%)
  • Mathematics (11.53%)
  • Detail Oriented (10.96%)

Defining Skills

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

  • Data Modeling (39.33%)
  • Business Requirements (24.09%)
  • Dashboard (48.68%)
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) (16.14%)
  • Business Intelligence (83.18%)
  • Power BI (56.53%)
  • Data Warehousing (40.44%)
  • SQL Server Analysis Services (9.27%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (31.96%)
  • Data Analysis (36.02%)
  • SQL Server Reporting Services (16.58%)
  • Microsoft Azure (14.42%)
  • SQL (Programming Language) (64.73%)
  • Computer Science (34.06%)
  • Extract Transform Load (ETL) (30.66%)
  • Data Analysis Expressions (DAX) (14.98%)
  • Data Visualization (22.85%)

Necessary Skills

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

  • Data Quality (12.82%)
  • Information Systems (10.16%)
  • Agile Methodology (13.69%)
  • Business Analysis (3.88%)
  • Data Engineering (8.23%)
  • Relational Databases (11.31%)
  • Data Architecture (8.39%)
  • Transact-SQL (8.02%)
  • Scripting (7.95%)
  • Microsoft Access (5.79%)
  • Azure Data Factory (3.65%)
  • Scalability (8.85%)
  • Data Integration (8.29%)
  • Reporting Tools (6.86%)
  • Scrum (Software Development) (4.3%)
  • Data Lakes (4.82%)
  • Data Governance (7.48%)
  • Automation (11.52%)
  • Project Management (11.82%)
  • Data Mining (7.68%)
  • Finance (10.57%)
  • Business Intelligence Tools (7.19%)
  • Workflow Management (7.21%)
  • Marketing (3.49%)
  • Big Data (4.25%)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (9.36%)
  • Data Management (9.29%)
  • Microsoft SQL Servers (12.53%)
  • Data Science (8.9%)
  • Python (Programming Language) (19.6%)
  • Business Process (8.72%)
  • Self Service Technologies (7.01%)
  • Stored Procedure (10.09%)
  • Synapse Citrix (3.26%)
  • Amazon Web Services (8.53%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Online Analytical Processing (4.43%)
  • Qlik Sense (Data Analytics Software) (4.16%)
  • Business Intelligence Reporting (5.63%)
  • Business Intelligence Development (7.24%)
  • Dimensional Modeling (2.98%)
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence (2.54%)

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 Expressions (DAX) (15.5%)
  • Business Intelligence (86.06%)
  • Data Modeling (40.7%)
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence (2.63%)
  • Power BI (58.49%)
  • Tableau (Business Intelligence Software) (33.06%)
  • Qlik Sense (Data Analytics Software) (4.31%)

Alternative Job Titles

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

  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Power Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Intelligence Engineer
  • Business Intelligence Architect
  • Business Intelligence Data Analyst
  • Microsoft Business Intelligence Developer
  • Tableau Developer
  • Data Warehouse Developer
  • Tableau BI Developer
  • Lead Business Intelligence Developer

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 Developer / Architect jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Humana (503)
  • Amazon (323)
  • Lumen Technologies (317)
  • Ford (257)
  • Elevance Health (203)
  • Randstad (189)
  • Robert Half (171)
  • Kforce (162)
  • Guidehouse (158)
  • Point32Health (110)

North Carolina

  • Randstad (18)
  • Humana (13)
  • Robert Half (10)
  • Charlotte, Nc (9)
  • Eliassen Group (8)
  • Innosoul (7)
  • Spectrum (7)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (7)
  • Cynet Systems (7)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (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!