Data Platform Job Roles: Business Intelligence Analyst

These are a series of posts that can assist beginners who are eager to dive into the “data platform” or professionals who are considering a career in analytics. I’ll do my best to provide as much information as possible. Please see previous posts that discussed the most in-demand job roles by clicking here.


This is a continuation post to Job requirements for Business Analyst, Business Systems Analyst and Business Intelligence Analyst.

The distinction between the Business analysts and business intelligence analysts positions is that business analysts focus on the efficiency of various departments’ practices, whereas business intelligence analysts focus on the overall output of the company and compares it to other similar companies in the industry.

The requirements and responsibilities for Business Intelligence Systems are listed below.

Business Intelligence Analysts:

  • Should create, maintain, and improve data models, reporting systems, dashboards, and performance metrics.
  • Should identify the problem and structure it so that it can deliver the desired results on its own.
  • Should interpret and report results to relevant stakeholders for various aspects of growth.
  • Should manage and optimize data intake, validation, mining, and engineering processes, as well as modeling, visualization, and communication outputs.

Skills Required:

Platform: Mostly Windows
SQL Products (MySQL, Oracle SQL*Plus, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, Teradata, DB2, Or Microsoft Access)
Analytical & Reporting Packages: Business Objects, SSRS, Power-BI, Tableau, Power BI, Or Excel
Statistical Tools: R, Python Or Microsoft Excel.
Salary Range:
$52,000 – $97,000 (Per Year – US), 5,000– 26,500 (Per Month – Dubai), 24,500-83,000 (Per Month – India)

Most companies do not require business intelligence analysts to have all of the above skill sets because they mainly need to have knowledge on analytical and problem-solving abilities, good knowledge on Excel/Google Sheets and Programming Languages like R/Python.

Business Intelligence analysts must be familiar with Microsoft Excel and other visualization tools in order to create charts, pivot tables, and reports. The requirements and skill set may differ from one company to the next.

To be continued.

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