Senior Business Analyst
What Does a Professional in this Career Do?
Provides strategic management consulting to companies and businesses. Works on complex, high profile projects and leads or participates in multiple projects. Uses experience and broad knowledge of business analysis techniques. Advises on ways to improve operations, increase efficiency, reduce costs and increase revenues; may recommend systems or organizational change. May work across different business domains. May coordinate and oversee the work of other business analysts.
There were 2425 Senior Business Analyst job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 65108 in the United States.
In combination with other careers in the Business / Management Analyst industry, which includes the Senior Business Analyst career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2012:
Many new Senior Business 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 $87,309.
The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $89,759.
Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Senior Business Analyst postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $76,247.
Education and Experience
Posted Senior Business 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 Senior Business 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||5%|
|3 to 5 years||82%|
|6 to 8 years||9%|
Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Senior Business 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 (49%)
- Teamwork / Collaboration (32%)
- Microsoft Excel (31%)
- Problem Solving (30%)
- Planning (24%)
A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.
- Business Analysis (62%)
- Project Management (32%)
- Business Process (31%)
- Microsoft Visio (10%)
- User Acceptance Testing (UAT) (7%)
A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.
- SQL (19%)
- Data Analysis (14%)
- Customer Service (11%)
- Process Improvement (11%)
- Budgeting (11%)
A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.
- Systems Analysis (6%)
- Requirements Verification and Validation (4%)
- Business Intelligence (4%)
- Waterfall Development Process (4%)
- Requirements analysis (3%)
Alternative Job Titles
Sometimes employers post jobs with Senior Business Analyst skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:
- Business Analyst
- Business Analyst III
- Lead Business Analyst
- Business Analyst II
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.
- Business Analyst (General)
- Business Process Analyst
- Business / Management Consultant
- Business Analysis Manager
- Business / Systems Analyst
- Technical Consultant / Analyst
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Systems Analyst
Here are the employers that have posted the most Senior Business Analyst jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.
- Anthem Blue Cross (2663)
- Deloitte (1273)
- UnitedHealth Group (1081)
- Fiserv (837)
- Black & Veatch (604)
- Wells Fargo (110)
- Bank of America (57)
- Deloitte (49)
- Anthem Blue Cross (47)
- USAA (33)
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!