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Business Adviser

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, you may need to complete three - four years of college and work for several years in the career area to be considered qualified.

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Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

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€30k > 50
Business Analyst
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€30 - 50
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
Shortage Indicator

Employment growth was strong for this occupation and there is evidence that employers are finding it difficult to find suitable candidates in the available labour market. Demand appears to relate primarily to the IT and financial sectors.

National Skills Bulletin 2018

8%
Occupational Category

Consultants, Business Analysts & Project Managers

Also included in this category:

Business and management consultants; financial risk analysts; project managers; research support officers.

Number Employed:

12,200

Part time workers: 11%
Male / Female: 50 / 50%
Non-Nationals: 17%
With Third Level: 94%
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Works with client companies to evaluate business plans and optimise long-term costs and production.


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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Develop disaster recovery plans for physical locations with critical assets such as data centers.

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Test documented disaster recovery strategies and plans.

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Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or information systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and resource requirements.

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Develop emergency management plans for recovery decision making and communications, continuity of critical departmental processes, or temporary shut-down of non-critical departments to ensure continuity of operation and governance.

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Review existing disaster recovery, crisis management, or business continuity plans.

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Establish, maintain, or test call trees to ensure appropriate communication during disaster.

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Interpret government regulations and applicable codes to ensure compliance.

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Conduct or oversee contingency plan integration and operation.

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Write reports to summarize testing activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.

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Identify opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others: Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others: Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Scheduling Work and Activities: Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Getting Information: Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge: Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization: Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

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Analyzing Data or Information: Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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Communications and Media: Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Reading Comprehension: Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Writing: Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Systems Analysis: Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Coordination: Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Organisation: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
Address: ICSA Irish Region, P.O. Box 7568, Foxrock, Dublin 18
Tel: (01) 283 2451
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Organisation: Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA)
Address: 19 Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 634 9636
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