Business / Systems Analyst
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Works with businesses to analyze business needs related to information technology. Uses in depth technical knowledge and business analysis skills. Helps businesses use technology to achieve strategic business goals. May define and develop new technology systems or work with existing systems.
There were 2498 Business / Systems Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 62427 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Systems Analyst industry, which includes the Business / Systems Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Business / Systems 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.
The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,361.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $88,690.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Business / Systems Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $78,898.
Education and Experience
Posted Business / Systems 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.
Posted Business / Systems 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 Experience||Percentage|
|0 to 2 years||17%|
|3 to 5 years||57%|
|6 to 8 years||17%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Business / Systems 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.
A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.
- Communication Skills (48%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (33%)
- Problem Solving (33%)
- Writing (26%)
- Planning (25%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Business Systems Analysis (49%)
- Business Systems (49%)
- Business Analysis (47%)
- Business Process (39%)
- Systems Analysis (33%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- Software Development (18%)
- Information Systems (17%)
- Customer Service (13%)
- Scrum (12%)
- Data Analysis (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Requirements Verification and Validation (5%)
- Business Intelligence (5%)
- Data Mapping (4%)
- Data Warehousing (4%)
- Business Process Modelling (3%)
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 along with the marginal value: the average salary difference between postings that request that skill and those that do not.
- Business Modeling (1%) – marginal value $3,545
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Business / Systems Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Business Systems Analyst
- It Business Analyst
- Senior Business Systems Analyst
- Technical Business Analyst
- Financial Systems Analyst
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.
- Systems Analyst
- Senior Business Analyst
- Business Analyst (General)
- Technical Consultant / Analyst
- Application Analyst
- Business Process Analyst
- Programmer / Analyst
Here are the employers that have posted the most Business / Systems Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Fiserv (1372)
- Anthem Blue Cross (1177)
- Humana (777)
- Deloitte (706)
- Change Healthcare (495)
- Bank of America (41)
- Centene Corporation (38)
- Wells Fargo (30)
- Fiserv (28)
- First Citizens Bank (27)