Recently, I am quite interested in BI related tasks, and digged some information about it..Even I do not have any IT background, but I found out I still could fit in certain potential positions in BI field, goodigoodi!
Business Intelligence positions
Business Intelligence (BI) Consultant
BI consultants usually base their work on consulting support to achieve account objectives and production success. The scope of their work may include the installation, integration, implementation and enhancement of business intelligence. Their function also includes assessing and gathering information and recommended solutions for business systems and IT infrastructure. Requirements to receive a position as a BI consultant often include at least a bachelors degree in a business, technical or related field, analytical problem solving skills and an understanding of core Business Intelligence technology Because the position of Business Intelligence Consultant also includes product assistance, good inter-personal skills are a strong attribute amongst potential candidates.The role usually includes a lot of travel, very often abroad thus knowledge of foreign languages might be beneficial.
BI consultants can expect to earn between $92,000 and $96,000 per annum.
Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst
The work of a BI analyst usually consists of the use of analysis tools to evaluate and generate reports based on the performance of a BI system. The reports serve as a decision-making guideline for managers as they are able to identify patters in the operational data stored by a given company. The data, which analytics evaluate, includes inventory data, sales and customers. Sought after skills in the field include experience with data analysis and database technology, along with experience in enterprise and project management, usually supplemented by an MBA or CPA degree.
Bi analysts usually earn between $66,000 and $75,000 USD.
Business Intelligence (BI) Developer
BI developers are in charge of the design and implementation of all aspects of BI, including multi-dimensional models, both logical and physical, data marts, data warehousing, analytics and transforms. Their key functions are based around instigating a prototype and later reporting the best possible solutions to management. Usually BI developers are expected to have at least a BA qualification in an I.T or technical field and strong written and verbal communication skills.
The average salary for a BI developer is around $65,000 - $69,000 USD a year.
Business Intelligence (BI) Manager
BI managers typically look over the whole process associated with BI development, implementation and problem solving. Their main function is to support the grwoth and architecture design of BI technical offerings and infrastructure. They also act as both a coach and a mentor for teams of developers, analysts, architects and consultants. An important aspect of their work is also identifying problems within the work enviorment, suggesting workable solutions and keeping up do date with the latest standards in IT technologies. Typically A MA is required with a numerical or business focus.
Business Intelligence managers can expect to earn between $98,000 and $110,000 USD.
Business Intelligence (BI) Architect
The primary function of a BI architect is based on the implementation and technical reviews of BI projects, and monitoring project progress. The position involves being responsible for the interlinking of business requirements with the application and technical architecture required. Typically a bachelors degree in computer science or information technology is required to work in the field, as well as a sound knowledge of the construction of BI systems.
Experienced BI architects can expect to earn anywhere between $113,000 and $125,000 USD per year.
Business Intelligence (BI) Specialist
The role of a Business Intelligence specialist centers on the integration of BI software and systems with databases and data warehouses. Typically this includes the selection, collection of requirements, designing and providing BI solutions to end-users. BI specialists are also responsible for ensuring reliable and efficient availability of BI through support functions and thorough testing. Usually BI specialists are expected to have at least a bachelor’s degree, combined with a proficiency in the design and implementation of business intelligence and data warehousing solutions. They must also have strong and efficient written and oral communication skills.
BI specialists usually earn between $72,000 and $80,000 USD.