As a result of our recent election, we are pleased to welcome four new Directors to the UK Chapter.
Iain Gillespie: Communities Director (Outside London)
Andrew P Turner: Communities Director (London)
Nick de Voil: Member Experience Director
Dot Tudor: Business Development Director
We hope you'll join us in congratulating the new Directors and offering commiserations to those candidates that were unsuccessful this time. We'd also like to offer thanks to those of you who took the time to vote in the election.
Did you miss the event in Scotland? Read Gillian's blog!
Gillian Kilpatrick at Be Positive Analysis Solutions has written a blog post about the recent IIBA event in Scotland.
As a reminder, this is a UK wide specific survey of Business Analysis, the results make very interesting reading. Here are just a few of the highlights for us;
Business Analysis is a strong industry, and it’s growing. The vast majority of BAs are confident that the profession is growing; they feel valued and despite UK recession are confident in their ability to quickly be able to find a new role at a similar level if they were to lose their current role.
Diversity across market sectors is incredibly encouraging. Whilst about half of BAs are working in Financial Services the other half are spread across 54 different industries. Geographic location data shows us that BAs are also being employed widely across the UK.
Business Analysis in the UK is a highly professional workforce with over two thirds of BAs having worked in the field for over 5 years and over 80% holding at least one ISEB qualification.
And finally a measure that we and the rest of the UK IIBA Board are incredibly proud of – the UK IIBA is receiving the backing it needs from its members with 97% of them recommending the organisation to other BAs. A headline that many other professional associations would be envious of!
We hope you find the results useful, if you have any thoughts or questions it would be great to share them via our LinkedIN Group.