Business Analyst Salary (South Africa)
Business Analyst, IT in Cape Town:
Pros: Working as a Business Analyst has broadened my knowledge of how a business works and flows. Working closely with Executive members is very enriching in that you learn daily and you have apply yourself and it helped me become a stronger business man.
Cons: The challenges and deadline are at time very if not too demanding. At times you have to work on more than 3 projects at once and this takes it's toll and causes huge stress and creates and pressurized environment.
Business Analyst, IT in Johannesburg:
"Know your worth."
Pros: Challenging yet satisfying. Learn a lot of new things. Make a success of every project. Opportunity to grow.
Cons: Working 3 jobs for one salary, not knowing my job title. Working during the day with late night conference calls. Management not knowing my worth.
"Helping shape future enhancements."
Pros: The whole world is now realizing how IT can be used to meet requirements in an quickly, efficiently and accurately. Working as a Business Analyst allows you to firstly, understand how the plethora of technologies available today work with one another and secondly, puts you in the driving seat as to how these technologies will be used to meet the User's requirements. Ultimately, the work a Business Analyst does can have lasting implication that drive the success of a business.
Cons: As a Business Analyst, you constantly play the middle man between the Development Team and the Project Sponsors. Things get get tense towards the end of a project if planning has not been done thoroughly upfront and if communication is poor during the project. With IT projects, the only thing that is constant is that things will change - communication is key to managing expectations.
"Challenging And Rewarding."
Pros: The client satisfaction when a useful and well designed system is implemented. Good team work and satisfying work environment.