Business Intelligence Analysts

Also called: Business Intelligence Analyst, Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Market Intelligence Consultant, Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence Consultant,



What they do:
Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.
On the job, you would:
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software
  • Apache Ant
  • Go
Data base user interface and query software
  • Airtable
  • Transact-SQL
Web platform development software
  • JavaScript Object Notation JSON
  • Microsoft ASP.NET

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$94,280
$52,720
$158,060

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What they do:
Produce financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports. Devise methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources.

On the job, you would:
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.

KNOWLEDGE

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

ABILITIES

Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Persistence

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Development environment software
  • Apache Ant
  • Go
Data base user interface and query software
  • Airtable
  • Transact-SQL
Web platform development software
  • JavaScript Object Notation JSON
  • Microsoft ASP.NET

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
  • bachelor's degree
  • master's degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$94,280
$52,720
$158,060

EXPLORE MORE