Career outlook for IT project analyst
Average UK salary
Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
If you’re naturally tech-minded and a skilled number cruncher, you could be a budding IT project analyst. In this role, you’ll research and design IT solutions that solve important business challenges. You’ll also spend your time deep-diving into data on a quest to find opportunities to improve existing systems or launch new ones.
You’ll be responsible for applying the information you find – what should the new system look like? What knock-on effects would any changes have? Once you’ve answered these questions and more, you’ll create action plans and update processes.
IT project analysts need to be good with numbers as you’ll need to use statistical models to inform your recommendations. You’ll also need to pass on your findings to decision-makers, so confident leadership skills and a talent for communication will serve you well. If you can motivate people to embrace change – even if those changes redefine an entire process or service – this might be the job for you.
What you’ll do
- Conduct research to understand the project’s needs
- Analyse project data and write a report on your findings
- Create accurate forecasts, budgets and timescales so everyone involved in the project knows what to expect
- Prepare project proposals to make the case for introducing new systems
- Give progress reports to decision-makers
- Work with colleagues to implement new procedures
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