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analyst job title

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by dales, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Just taking a casual look round the job sites to see whats about and too get a feel for my next logical step (im in no rush through), I notice that alot of jobs have analyst in the title now, like technical support analyst, looking at the job specs it seems that analyst may well be the new buzz word to have in job titles.

    But it does concern me a little because i always think of an analyst in sort of a bean counter way or maybe not directly involved in tech support. Is there any Blah Blah analysts here and how different would you say your job is (if at all) to a lowly pc and network support engineer like myself, ( or should that be pc and network support analyst).
     
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I would say that 'buzzword' is about right.

    You could argue that an 'analyst' looks at a problem and analyzes how to fix it, or build it.

    I used to be a "Systems Developer". My job title then changed to "Voice Systems Analyst". And now to "Solution Specialist". The job hasn't changed one bit during that time!

    Harry.
     
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  3. DiscoPistol

    DiscoPistol Bit Poster

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    These are my last 4 job titles and the jobs I actually do/did.

    Data Analyst - VBA Developer
    Data Analyst - Data Mining Developer
    Data Analyst - Excel Developer

    And my favourite

    Data Analyst - Cisco Network Support Engineer.

    The last one was for Ntl and they called us Analyst because there was a pay premium for Engineers.

    DP
     
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  4. Suttar

    Suttar Byte Poster

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    Same for me. In a previous job I was a "Service desk Analyst" . I did ask them which part of the service desk they wanted me to analyze, they never did tell me.
     
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  5. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    When in IT in the NHS my title was an IT Techincal Support Analyst.
    In 'real' terms if it was not working i repaired it so it did!!
     
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  6. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I am a First Line Support Analyst. But I suppose as well as doing support, I analyse first line, as I'm the supervisor :blink :biggrin
     
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  7. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    didnt they? I told them to tell you to analyze my ass! :biggrin obviously they forgot to tell you.

    I concur, its another buzzword in most cases, has no real meaning that makes it differ at all.
     
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  8. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    OK thanks very much for that everyone, just wanted to make sure a good looking job doesnt actually end up with me drifting off course a bit.
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    At my current job my title is desktop support technician. Althought I do many system admin tasks. I am kind of a hybrid in between desktop support and system admin. I personally don't really care anymore. When someone just asks me what I do I just say I am a tech.
     
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  10. Leehaa

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    Heh! :biggrin
     
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  11. Leehaa

    Leehaa Gigabyte Poster

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    "Technical Support Engineer"
     
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  12. sunn

    sunn Gigabyte Poster

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    The one I see at my company is Telecom Analyst. Everybody is a Telecom Analyst. I think using the "analyst" title is a way of not worrying about all the other titles. There are no Engineers, Architects, Sys Admin, Net Admin, etc... Everyone is an some type of 'analyst' and HR doesn't have to worry about bruised egos. :dry
     
  13. Macro

    Macro New Member

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    I've been a data analyst for four years now and in the company that I work for we've got financial analysts, functional analysts, business analysts... All you need to do to view all the different kinds of analyst job titles is to look here http://www.technojobs.co.uk/jobs/analyst at where I applied for my job
     

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