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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 $100,800 - 140,000 annually

What does an IT Business Analyst do?

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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What are the key skills of an IT Business Analyst?

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

How to become an IT Business Analyst

If you want to pursue this career, you'll typically need a bachelor's degree in business, business analytics or information technology. IT Business Analysts are generally highly skilled since they need to have the educational and work background to be able to carry out their duties with confidence.

Studying a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology can be a great qualification to start off with as it can help you prepare for further study in business analytics.

Quick facts

Business analysts look at the IT processes and business needs of an organisation. 69% of workers are male. Employment for IT Business Analysts is set to grow in the next five years.

  • Average Hours Worked
    42 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Professional, scientific and technical services; financial and insurance services; public administration and safety
  • Job Growth 
    Employment is set to grow in the next five years, as of 2020. 

* 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.

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