How to become a Analyst (Information Technology)

Analysts define software requirements and specifications, and guide program design and development. The analyst's role sits between the initial business analysis stage and the detailed system design, building and programming stages of the systems development process.

Personal requirements of a Analyst (Information Technology)

  • Able to think logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment
  • Imaginative, with skills in creative reasoning
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Willing to continually update personal IT skills and knowledge

Education & Training for a Analyst (Information Technology)

To become an analyst you usually have to complete a degree in information technology, information systems or computer science.To get into these courses you usually need to gain your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education. Prerequisite subjects, or assumed knowledge, in one or more of English and mathematics are normally required. Institutions have different prerequisites and some have flexible entry requirements or offer external study. Contact the institutions you are interested in for more information. For further details, visit

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

moderate growth

Employment by state:

ACT 5.3%

NSW 37.2%

NT 0.5%

QLD 13.3%

SA 8.9%

TAS 1.1%

VIC 28.7%

WA 4.9%

Hours worked:




Gender split:

Male 71.1%

Female 28.8%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 0%

Not completed Year 12: 5.5%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 10.6%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 8.7%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 13%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 44.5%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 17.7%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 32.9%

Above 35 years: 67.1%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

Additional Information
Membership of the Australian Computer Society is available to those who hold, or are working towards, suitable qualifications.There is a range of membership types available, allowing progression through the various levels as a member's career develops.
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