Business Analyst Jobs

Business analyst jobs deal with business activities and use information technology (IT) to make them more efficient. For example jobs for a Business Analyst could produce an IT system that deals with orders, payments, despatch and stock control to save a business time and money. 
Dependent on the employer, the Business Analyst will work diligently on specific client jobs to find out about their business. The initial stages involve considerable research into IT solutions to business problems, cost analysis, design new IT systems, write new software and customise commercial software and set up and test the new systems.

Business analyst jobs are to also write manuals and to provide training for the users of the new system.  The jobs carried out by a business analyst must meet deadlines and within budget while causing as little disruption as possible to the client's business.
Usually office based, business analysts often work in clients' premises and occasionally travel throughout the UK & Europe and in many cases can work on a contract basis.

The Analyst's role in business transformation

As businesses, large and small, have had to adapt to new data protection rules, Business Analyst job criteria encapsulates GDPR compliance to ensure companies being represented are following correct processes.

You'll need to utilise communication skills to liaise with the Data Protection Officer and other stakeholders and explain complex ideas to people with little or no technical knowledge, enjoy problem solving, have a logical mind and a keen interest in I.T.

Employers include management consultancies, software and systems houses, and some computing equipment manufacturers. Some large companies and public sector organisations employ in-house business analyst jobs. 


Most entrants are graduates in subjects like computer science, information technology, business studies, accounting, maths, sciences and electrical/electronic engineering. However, any degree may be accepted if candidates have enthusiasm and aptitude for IT. Some entrants have an HNC/HND in IT or computing, but they usually also need relevant experience.

Most training is provided in house by employers, although there may also be the opportunity to attend external courses.

Business analyst jobs may be a promoted to consultant or senior consultant. They may move to other business areas like sales or project management. With experience they may become self-employed, working on a freelance basis or setting up their own consultancy.

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  1. Systems Administrator/DevOps Engineer

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Systems Analysis/Design

    We are looking for an experienced System Administrator/DevOps Engineer to join our client’s dynamic team in Edinburgh. 

    Our client is an award-winning e-learning provider with offices in London Edinburgh and Paisley. Their self-built SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform allows their clients to deliver high-quality training content across their organisations ...

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    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Technical Support Analyst

    An opportunity has arisen for Maintenance Helpdesk Administrator to work within a forward thinking company based near Glasgow. This is a key role within the business ensuring all customers queries and problems are resolved and excellent customer service is delivered. Representing the brand in a positive way is vital to ...

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    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £12.00 p/h

    Category: Support

    Are you a freelance IT Support technician or are you in between contracts now and available for work?
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    Support end users devices (both hardware and general software)
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  4. Project Manager

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: TBC

    Category: IT Project Manager

    In the ever-changing world of business, it is imperative to keep all projects in check. A fundamental way to achieve such success, it is to have a talented Project Manager on board to follow works through from beginning to completion.
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    Location: England

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Support

    An exciting opportunity has come up for a Service Desk Associate to join our client’s well established consultancy business based in Northamptonshire to provides entry-level technical computer support to customers through multiple channels including voice, web, and email. Typical responsibilities include password resets and troubleshooting basic networking, hardware, software ...

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