Business Intelligence Analysts
SOC: 15-1199.08

Description:

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.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
233,000 employed

Projected (2024):
240,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Analytical Data Miner
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Database Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • Commercial Intelligence Manager
  • Competitive Intelligence Analyst
  • Consultant, Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence
  • Data Analyst
  • Director of Enterprise Strategy
  • Director of Market Intelligence
  • Director, Global Intelligence
  • Information Analyst
  • Information Specialist
  • Information Technology Data Analyst (IT Data Analyst)
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Manager, Competitive Intelligence
  • Manager, Market Intelligence
  • Managing Consultant, Clinical Professor
  • Marketing Database Analyst
  • Principal Strategist
  • Records Analysis Manager
  • Reporting Analyst
  • Reports Analysis Manager
  • Reports Analyst
  • Senior Analyst, Competitive Intelligence
  • Senior Analyst-Market Intelligence
  • Senior Market Intelligence Consultant
  • SVP, Research and Strategic Analysis


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Provide technical support for existing reports, dashboards, or other tools.
  • Maintain library of model documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Identify or monitor current and potential customers, using business intelligence tools.
  • Create or review technical design documentation to ensure the accurate development of reporting solutions.
  • Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
  • Manage timely flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends with business strategy implications.
  • Document specifications for business intelligence or information technology (IT) reports, dashboards, or other outputs.
  • Disseminate information regarding tools, reports, or metadata enhancements.
  • Create business intelligence tools or systems, including design of related databases, spreadsheets, or outputs.
  • Conduct or coordinate tests to ensure that intelligence is consistent with defined needs.
  • Collect business intelligence data from available industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Analyze technology trends to identify markets for future product development or to improve sales of existing products.
  • Analyze competitive market strategies through analysis of related product, market, or share trends.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Computer servers
  • Data warehouse appliances
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Photocopiers
  • Scanners
  • Storage servers
  • Actuate Eclipse BIRT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Systems Adobe ActionScript
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Flash
  • Advanced business application programming ABAP
  • AJAX
  • Apache Cassandra
  • Apache Hadoop
  • Apache HTTP Server
  • Apache Pig
  • Apache Solr
  • Apache Struts
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Blackbaud The Raiser's Edge
  • Business Objects Data Integrator
  • C
  • C#
  • C++
  • CA Erwin Data Modeler
  • Citrix software
  • Common business oriented language COBOL
  • Customer information control system CICS
  • Data entry software
  • Data modeling software
  • Data warehouse software
  • Delphi software
  • Drupal
  • Dynamic hypertext markup language DHTML
  • Eclipse software
  • Enterprise JavaBeans
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Epic Systems software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Ext JS
  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Extensible markup language XML
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • Fund accounting software
  • Google AdWords
  • Google Analytics
  • Healthcare common procedure coding system HCPCS software
  • Hewlett Packard HP-UX
  • Hewlett Packard LoadRunner
  • Hibernate ORM
  • Human resource management software HRMS
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
  • IBM Cognos Impromptu
  • IBM DB2
  • IBM InfoSphere DataStage
  • IBM Notes
  • IBM Power Systems software
  • IBM Unica Enterprise
  • IBM WebSphere
  • Informatica Data Explorer
  • Information Builders WebFOCUS
  • Integrated development environment IDE software
  • JavaScript
  • Job control language JCL
  • jQuery
  • KornShell
  • LexisNexis software
  • Linux
  • McAfee software
  • Medical condition coding software
  • Medical procedure coding software
  • MEDITECH software
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft ActiveX
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • Microsoft Dynamics software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Proclarity
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft SharePoint software
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Microsoft SQL Server software
  • Microsoft Visio
  • Microsoft Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition VBScript
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Word
  • MicroStrategy software
  • Minitab software
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL software
  • Nagios
  • NoSQL software
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Financials
  • Oracle Eloqua software
  • Oracle Essbase
  • Oracle Hyperion software
  • Oracle Java
  • Oracle JavaServer Pages JSP
  • Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • Oracle JDBC
  • Oracle PeopleSoft Financials
  • Oracle PeopleSoft software
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • Oracle Primavera Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software
  • Oracle Siebel Marketing Resource Management
  • Oracle Solaris
  • Oracle WebLogic Server
  • Panorama NovaView
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • PostgreSQL software
  • Practical extraction and reporting language Perl
  • PTC Creo Parametric
  • Python
  • Qlik Tech QlikView
  • R
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Red Hat WildFly
  • Relational database management software
  • Rogue Wave Software IMSL Numerical Libraries
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SAP Business Objects software
  • SAP BusinessObjects Data Integrator
  • SAP BusinessObjects software
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse
  • SAP software
  • SAS software
  • SiSense Prism
  • Splunk Enterprise
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • Structured query language SQL
  • Sybase software
  • Symantec security software
  • Tableau software
  • Teradata Database
  • The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Transact-SQL
  • Unified modeling language UML
  • UNIX
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • Virtual private networking VPN software
  • Wireshark


  • computer and mathematical


    industry stats

    SOC: 15-0000

    Total Employed: 4,005,250

    Average Annual Salary: $86,170