Business Intelligence Analysts


Salary Median (2017)


Projected Job Growth (2016-2026)

+9.3% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's Degree


What Business Intelligence Analysts 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.

Other Job Titles Business Intelligence Analysts May Have

Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Intelligence Manager, Commercial Intelligence Manager, Competitive Intelligence Analyst, Consultant, Strategic Business and Technology Intelligence, Director of Enterprise Strategy, Director of Market Intelligence, Director, Global Intelligence, Intelligence Analyst, Manager, Market Intelligence

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Co-Founder & CEO ,


I usually start my day catching up on email and following up on any messages in our internal team communications channels. I'll then have meetings either with my team, usually around product development, or with potential clients and organizers. A good part of my day is spent talking to people that have used or may use our platform in order to understand what they need and how we can better help them. My day usually ends by working on presentations or materials for meetings and pitches.

Business Technology Analyst

A great day starts by traveling to my client site in time to get coffee with my team. Next, I would make sure I was prepared for my client meetings throughout the day. I would have a strategy session with my client to figure out what her biggest trouble areas are, and what improvements can be made. I would have conversations with my peers and management to figure out how our team can help my client solve her problems.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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