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In this Jobs in Maths tag, you can firstly find all of our most useful and up-to-date career resources in this field.
We aim to provide you with options in this career field. Also, practical information so that you can pursue your interests easily.
You will also find out what qualifications would be helpful to succeed in your chosen field within this field of interest.
We hope you find both of these useful.

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Day in the life of an Analyst

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Thirdly, welcome to our finance jobs career guidance.

An Analyst analyses data used in a business. This data and the interpretation or analysis thereof is usually used for decision making. The role of an Analyst should however not be confused with that of a Data Scientist. The biggest difference between the two roles would be related to the kind of data used. The data analysed by a Business Intelligence involves processes and strategies to provide data analysis of business information. This then provided historical, present and predictive views of business operations. The BI analyst, therefore, uses more structured data, while a data scientist would work with both structured and unstructured data similar to data mining.

Within our current digital age, where so many systems, devices and gadgets are connected, there is more data available than ever before. The BI Analyst, therefore, has to find intelligence within this data. They also have to provide an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses based on this data. The role of a BI Analyst is however crucial in providing decision-makers within the business with solid data and an in-depth analysis thereof.

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As can be seen above, the tasks of a business intelligence analyst can be very varied. Analysis, problem solving and communication would probably be seen as the most used skills.

Day in the life of a financial analyst

  • The average day in the life of an analyst is quite structured and routine.
  • Analyze market strategies.
  • Analyze technology trends.
  • Collect business intelligence data from industry reports, public information, field reports, or purchased sources.
  • Communicate with customers, competitors, suppliers, professional organizations, or others to stay abreast of industry or business trends.
  • Generate standard or custom reports summarizing business, financial, or economic data for review by executives, managers, clients, and other stakeholders.
  • Identify and analyze industry or geographic trends.
  • Maintain or update business intelligence tools, databases, dashboards, systems, or methods.
  • Maintain a library of documents, templates, or other reusable knowledge assets.
  • Manage the flow of business intelligence information to users.
  • Synthesize current business intelligence or trend data.

Analyst career skills and responsibilities

Since an Analyst predominantly works with data, the following skills are important.

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  • Firstly, strong technical skills
  • Secondly, Analytical skills
  • Also, Customer-orientation
  • Communication skills
  • Good knowledge and the ability to work with specific software (like Sisense, Looker, Yellowfin, Tableau, SAP Crystal Reports, Domo, Microsoft Power BI, Qlik Sense, IBM Cognos Analytics, Google Analytics etc)
  • Understanding problem-solving, and
  • Lastly, an understanding of team management

Analyst career qualification requirements

A computer science BSc therefore, best prepares business intelligence analysts for their duties.

Although an MBA is often preferred. However, a person with the right experience and professional certifications will also be considered. Alternatively, a master’s degree in information technology or the industry you would like to enter would also be helpful.

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Analyst career salary expectations

According to Glassdoor, the average base salary expectations for a Business Intelligence Analyst in the United Kingdom is  £35 000 per year as of 9 December 2019. This was however only based on 59 salaries. However, CW Jobs estimated the average salary for business intelligence jobs at £57 500 from a sample size of 216.

Salaries will, however, vary according to experience, seniority and location. A senior business intelligence analysts at Microsoft, however, reported to earn up to £75 000 per year on Glassdoor.

Finding employment as an analyst

Finally, once you start looking at job openings for business intelligence analysts, you will realise how many there are. Companies need people in this role for successful decision making. As a function of business administration, I can only see that more and more companies will see the value in this role.

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Are you studying or working in Financing and wondering where to go with your qualifications and experience? Have a look at the top finance jobs in the UK in 2019. These were also included in a recent article in the Telegraph looking at The 10 Best Jobs in the UK 2019.

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They weren’t at the bottom of this specific list either. An audit manager was in fact seen as the best job in Britain and a finance manager the runner up.

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The top finance jobs in the UK at the moment are reportedly audit managers, finance managers and financial analysts.

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Audit Manager

Firstly, an audit manager is an accountancy role responsible for the audit process. As an audit manager, you would supervise and oversee the audit process. Good knowledge of finance and accountancy would clearly be very desirable in this role.

At the least, an audit manager is expected to have a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, combined with 8 years of experience in accounting and/or auditing.

According to Glassdoor:

Average base salary: £54 810 nationally and £57 439 in the London area

Job openings: 12 663

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Finance Manager Jobs

Secondly, the role of a finance manager can be very varied. Mostly it will involve managing a company’s financial accounting, management and reporting systems. They are responsible for producing accurate financial records for deadlines as well as managing the budget.

To become a finance manager you would also need at least a bachelor’s degree in finance, economics or accounting. Although, most roles require you to have at least a master’s degree in accounting, business administration, economics or a related field.

According to Glassdoor:

Average base salary: £47 104

Job openings: 15 379

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Financial Analyst

Thirdly, a financial analyst makes business, sector and industry recommendations based on the research of the micro- and macro-economic conditions. They combine this research with a look at the fundamentals of the company. Then provide the best analysis of the business environment. They look at things like market trends, the financial status of a company (or companies) and the predicted outcomes of a certain type of deal.

To become a financial analyst, you need at least a bachelor’s degree in a finance-related subject. Like economics, statistics or accounting. However, for further growth in this role, a master’s degree in one of these subjects or a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) would be beneficial.

According to Glassdoor:

Average base salary: £40 600

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Day in the Life of a DevOps career

Welcome to our Day in the life of a DevOps career.

Firstly, we offer a software developer values fit assessment. This feedback to you how closely your personal values fit to working as a software developer. Please contact rob@robwilliamsconsulting.co.uk for more details.

Secondly, we will focus on careers associated with dev ops jobs. Starting with the mobile app developer career.

How to become a mobile app developer

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What does a mobile app developer do?

Our daily lives are dominated by mobile apps. You use them to check your mail, connect with your friends and colleagues, play and gather music, store information, the list goes on.  Looking at the Most Used Apps in the World in 2018 blog, I am sure you are familiar with most of these.

  • WhatsApp
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • UC Browser
  • Uber
  • YouTube
  • SHAREit
  • Bitmoji
  • Google Search
  • GooglePlay
  • Google Maps
  • Gmail
  • iCloud
  • Amazon Mobile
  • Twitter
  • Netflix app
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

A mobile app developer refers to anyone that can design, build/or maintain a mobile app. The two most coveted platforms for these would be IOS and Android, but there are various others. These include Mobile Windows, Blackberry, Symbian, SAP, Kony etc.

A mobile app developer would, therefore, most likely be someone (usually with software development background) who builds and/or maintains an app. Often entrepreneurs or businesses come up with ideas as to what they need and approach mobile app development companies to execute this. This is naturally where the mobile app developer come in. Another alternative would be for someone to come up with their own mobile app idea, build, maintain and market it themselves. This is where the entrepreneurial spirit is essential and would involve a lot of other skills not necessarily related to a mobile app developer.

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So what does a day in the life of a mobile app developer look like?

A mobile app developer would spend most of their day behind their computer. The ‘office environment’ will, however, have a great impact on exactly how they would be spending their days.

Dev Ops JobsSkills

It is important for a mobile app developer to have at least an understanding of the following:

  • Principles of secure, stable software design
  • An understanding of the software development process and lifecycle
  • An understanding of some development methodology (Agile, Scrum and so forth) and development platforms or environments
  • Knowledge of two or more programming languages, preferably in-demand ones such as SQL, Java, JavaScript, C# or C++, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, or iOS

Other important skills that would be greatly beneficial to a successful career as a mobile app developer

There is no better way for a developer to build skills and knowledge than by doing app development. Also, specialised training and boot camps are highly recommended to get up and running in this field.

DevOps JobsQualifications

There are a few ways to go about it. Each probably focused on a different outcome.

To become a mobile app developer you would need skills and knowledge in software development. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, management information systems or similar fields would be very beneficial. Most universities would have options within the field of software development and engineering.

With a degree, it would be easier to approach a company and work as a web app developer to gain access to the industry that way.

Some of the best universities for prospective mobile app developers:

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Coding bootcamps can be great in kickstarting your career as a developer. These popped up in the past 10 years. They mainly originated because of the high demand for coders and insufficient supply.

These can last anything from a weekend to a few months, depending on the content and the program. At these camps, you are submitted to an intense hands-on program, teaching basic coding skills. These coding skills are however usually only in a specific field of coding while a computer science degree will give you a wider focus. For this reason, some employers will prefer to hire from certain bootcamps, while others would prefer hiring someone with a computer science degree.

Go at it on your own

However, coding bootcamps can be very pricey and you have to make sure you pick the field of coding most in demand.

You can go at this on your own with no qualifications, but you will definitely to make sure you are prepared for hard work. If you are more of a do-it-yourself, go-getter, you can learn the skills to become a mobile app developer on your own.

You can learn to code and buy the necessary tools. If you want to develop on Apple platforms, there are free tools and resources available for beginners. For only $99 per year, you can register as a developer and download the programming tools.

The Android software development kit is free to download. Guides to the different Android app kits can be found on the Google Android development site. You will, however, need to learn the programming language, Java.

You can also access the coursework for CS50’s Mobile App Development with React Native from Harvard University and other very useful resources from the Massive Open Online Courses link below.

Unfortunately, app stores are overflowing with apps of all shapes and sizes. Unlike 10 years ago, if you want to develop a successful app you will have to produce a well-designed one and make sure to hone your marketing skills.

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Dev Ops Jobs Salary expectations

Salary expectations for mobile app developers can vary greatly. Glassdoor reports salaries starting at £24 000 pa for entry-level, all the way up to £8 000 monthly (£96 000 pa) for a developer with 8-10 years’ experience. Glassdoor is of the opinion that the average base salary for a mobile developer is £30 200, calculated from 34 salaries as of 3 January 2019. Much higher salaries than these are reported, with IOS developers earning slightly more than Android developers in general. Developers in the United States and Australia seem to earn the most as shown in the below graph. In these countries, app developer income is more than $100 per hour.

Mobile app developer annual salary, by country, in USD (credit to Business Apps)

Software developer annual salary, by coding experience, in USD.

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Finding employment as a mobile app developer

A few of the sites to look on for mobile app developers:

  • Firstly, Tecnojobs
  • Secondly, CW Jobs
  • Thirdly, Totaljobs
  • Fourthly, Jobsite
  • And finally, Monster

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