Systems analyst job roles, responsibilities, descriptions, duties and salary

Date of posting: 23 Sep 21

What Does a Systems analyst Do?

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Job designation: - Systems analyst

A systems analyst is a person who analyses an organization's business processes and systems, with the intention of improving operations, efficiency, and effectiveness. The term "systems" here is used in the sense of "methods or procedures.

Duties and responsibilities of a Systems analyst

A Systems Analyst is responsible for the design of new systems and their evaluation. They also help to fix existing problems in the system, such as making sure that software programs are running smoothly.

  • Develops system concepts to meet business requirements

  • Designs systems for efficiency and effectiveness

  • Evaluates existing systems to determine how they can be improved or replaced by new technology

  • Assesses the feasibility of various hardware and software solutions for specific needs

  • Creates detailed specifications for hardware and software products to be built by vendors

Places of employment for a Systems analyst

Work schedule of a Systems analyst

The work hours for a systems analyst are either 8am to 6pm, or 10am to 7pm. The average work day for a typical systems analyst is about 12 hours.. The work hours will vary depending on what company they work for, but on average they usually work from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Systems analysts usually have no set work hours and can set their own personal boundaries. They also need to be able to come in on weekends and evenings if necessary to deal with technical emergencies.

Qualifications required to become a Systems analyst

A minimum bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from any recognized institution with an experience of about two years in computer programming languages like Java, C++ etc., is necessary to qualify as systems analysts. A degree holder must have knowledge about databases like Oracle, DB2 and other cloud programming processes.

Under-graduate courses to become a Systems analyst

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • A student is eligible to pursue B.Tech in Computer Science if they have cleared 12th class of their board with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics, and have studied English for 10+2 level.

  • The eligibility for pursuing a B.Tech degree in Computer Science has been set by the College Board of India. A student must clear 12th class of their board with at least 60% marks in Mathematics and Physics, and must have studied English at 10+2 level to be eligible for pursuing a B.Tech degree in Computer Science.

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

  • The engineering aspirants need to take the JEE Main examination which is conducted by the Joint Admission Board for engineering entrance exam. The students who have qualified in this examination can then take JEE Advanced which is conducted jointly by the iits and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad

  • NIT, Warangal

  • NIT, Durgapur

  • International Institute of Management Science & Technology

  • Pune Institute Of Technology 

Post-graduate courses for a Systems analyst

  • Masters in Computer Applications (MCA)

  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Cyber Security Management (PGDCSM)

  • Post Graduate Diploma Course in Database Management System (PGDDSMS)

  • Masters of Science in Computer Science

  • M. Tech in Computer Engineering

Eligibility to pursue the course: -

  • A Bachelors of Technology (btech) or four year engineering degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or other similar subjects from a recognized institute.

  • A rank between 1st 10th percentile OR CGPA 3.0/5.0 on a scale of 4.0

  • Knowledge of at least one programming language like C++ or Java

Entrance-exams to be taken to pursue the course

There are a number of entrance-exams that can be taken in order to pursue a Master of Technology in Computer Engineering. Some common exams are the GATE, JEST, and UGC NET. In addition, there is also the CSIR-UGC-JRF which is reserved for those who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree from an Indian institution.

Institutes which are offering these courses 

  • IT Mandi

  • University of Delhi

  • IIT Madras

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • IIT Bombay, Mumbai

  • IIT Delhi, New Delhi

Key/Technical skills

  • Strong knowledge of database design and implementation

  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages such as Java, javascript, HTML5, CSS3, PHP

  • Advanced knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP

  • Advanced knowledge of web frameworks such as Angular JS and Bootstrap 3.x

  • Skills Needed for the Job:

  • Integration with software development engineers to design or modify software systems or subsystems.

Salary expectations

  • Average salary: -Rs. 4.6 lakhs per annum

  • Entry level salary: - Rs. 2.3 lakhs per annum

  • Experienced-level salary: - Rs. 12 lakhs per annum

Process of getting the job of a Systems analyst

  • Placement from colleges, universities and other recognised institutions

  • Job searching on linkedin or Indeed for Systems analyst posts

  • Checking out any institution’s profile and requirements for a Systems analyst

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