These views, taken from over 300 BAs, provide a 'state of the nation' picture of Business Analysis in the UK today. The results make very interesting reading.
Click onthis linkto access the results for the IIBA UK BA Survey 2011.
Here are just a few of the highlights:
- Business Analysis is a strong industry, and it's growing. The vast majority of BAs are confident that the profession is growing; they feel valued and despite UK recession are confident in their ability to quickly be able to find a new role at a similar level if they were to lose their current role.
- Diversity across market sectors is incredibly encouraging. Whilst about half of BAs are working in Financial Services the other half are spread across 54 different industries. Geographic location show us that BAs are also being employed widely across the UK.
- Business Analysis in the UK is a highly professional workforce with over two thirds of BAs having worked in the field for over 5 years and over 80% holding at least one ISEB qualification.
- And finally a measure that we and the rest of the UK IIBA Board are incredibly proud of - the UK IIBA is receiving the backing it needs from its members with 97% of them recommending the organisation to other BAs. A headline that many other professional associations would be envious of!
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