Business systems specialists

Strong job outlook

Overview

Business systems specialists perform detailed system tests, produce reports and develop new system architectures. They must also identify the strategic objectives of a company and translate these objectives into achievable tasks for an organization's information technology department. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the public and private sectors.

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements

  • Analyze information systems processes, and propose customized solutions to improve performance and efficiency

  • Design, develop, integrate, test and implement information systems business solutions

  • Provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery

  • Act as a liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams

  • Conduct tests to ensure the reliability, accuracy, and functionality of system changes and enhancements

Job titles

  • business analyst - computer systems
  • business continuity analyst
  • business data analyst
  • business intelligence analyst - information technology (IT)
  • business intelligence specialist
  • business process analyst

Employment prospects

Source: BC Labour Market Outlook 2023 edition

Annual salary

Low

$55,143

Median

$91,892

High

$127,326

Job openings

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Strong job outlook

British Columbia

880

expected job openings (5-year forecast)

Education and training

Employment requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration, information systems or a related discipline or completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • Certification or training may be required by some employers.

Additional information

  • No additional information

Certification requirements

  • No certification requirements

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