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IT Business Analyst

Find out how to become a business analyst in information technology by getting information on job prospects, expected salary, essential skills and qualifications needed.

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The current average salary of an IT Business Analyst is $85,000 - 105,000 annually


Business analysts formulate system requirements, develop system plans and documentation, evaluate existing IT systems and design/modify new systems to meet requirements. They offer guidance and advice on what IT requirements and solutions will best fit the business.

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Key skills

An IT business analyst gathers, documents and analyses the IT needs of the business.

  • Ability to liaise with stakeholders
  • Good time management and presentation skills
  • Documentation and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with clients, users, management and developers
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills

Quick facts

Business analysts look at the IT processes and business needs of an organisation. 70% of workers are male. This sector will grow in the next 5 years, jumping from 26, 100 jobs in 2017 to 27, 000 in 2022.

  • Average Hours Worked
    39.7 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; public administration and safety
  • Average qualification level
    Recommended qualification levels for IT business analysts start at a Bachelor level

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

Study pathways

Get the skills you need to find work as a business analyst in IT by studying the information technology courses below.

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