Did you know business analysts are still in demand in 2023?


I don't think anyone will argue with me about the global challenges, from economic fluctuations to rapid technological advancements and changing market dynamics. Of course people are concerned about their role and what to do next. Any business has to stay competitive, and business analysts play a vital role in guiding companies through these complexities with valuable insights and analysis. So there is hope for BAs! You are needed...

So, in this blog post, we'll examine the rising demand for business analysts, the factors contributing to their growth, and present the courses offered by Agora Insights that can help you become a proficient business analyst ready to tackle these challenges.

Estimating the Number of Business Analysts

Determining the exact number of business analysts worldwide is difficult. However, we can estimate based on available data:

LinkedIn statistics from Q2 2020 indicate that 9.8 million people have the title 'Business Analyst' and 4.4 million have the title 'Senior Business Analyst'. These statistics only represent LinkedIn users and may not accurately reflect the total population of business analysts globally.

Growth in Business Analyst Jobs

Business Analysis job growth

Projected growth rates for business analyst positions vary depending on the source:

  1. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment of management analysts, which includes business analysts, will increase by 11 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
  2. DataQuest anticipates "exploding growth" for business analyst positions and cites a 25% growth rate.

Despite the differences in exact numbers, the demand for business analysts is expected to grow significantly in the coming years. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including the increasing need for informed decision-making across industries and businesses' need to adapt to changing market conditions.

Factors Driving the Growth of Business Analyst Jobs

  1. Increased IT Investment: As businesses invest more in technology to recover from economic downturns, they require professionals who can analyze and interpret information to help them make informed decisions.
  2. Demand for Informed Decision-Making: As companies face increasingly complex challenges, they need professionals who can analyze various factors and provide insights to help them make better decisions.
  3. Complexity of Business Operations: Expanding and diversifying companies require professionals who can help manage their operations more efficiently. Business analysts are trained to identify inefficiencies in business processes and develop strategies to streamline operations.
  4. Need for Strong Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: Business analysts possess critical thinking and complex problem-solving abilities, making them valuable assets to any organization.

Agora Insights Courses for Aspiring Business Analysts

Looking to increase your skills?

CourseSummaryAddressing Factors
ECBA Master Class (Entry Certificate in Business Analysis)An introductory course for those beginning a career in business analysis, covering essential skills and concepts.Develops foundational analytical and problem-solving skills for informed decision-making.
CCBA Master Class (Certificate of Capability in Business Analysis)Designed for practitioners with at least two years of experience, focusing on developing business analysis capabilities.Enhances capabilities in handling complex business operations and streamlining processes.
CBAP Master Class (Certified Business Analyst Professional)For senior business analysis professionals with over five years of experience, providing advanced knowledge and skills.Offers advanced skills for managing increased IT investment and complex business operations.
AAC Master Class (Agile Analysis Certification IIBA®-AAC)A course covering Agile principles and techniques for agile practitioners, preparing learners for the IIBA®-ACC exam.Equips learners with Agile techniques to adapt quickly to changing market conditions.
CCA Cybersecurity Master Class (Cybersecurity Master Class for Business Analysts)A comprehensive IIBA®-endorsed course covering all aspects of cybersecurity for business analysts, preparing learners for the IIBA®-CCA exam.Addresses the increasing IT investment by providing cybersecurity insight.
Business Analyst to Business Architect Introductory CourseA short course helping business analysts understand the business architecture perspective and explore transitioning to the role.Expands skills in managing complex business operations by introducing business architecture concepts.
The Knowledge Brief™A course teaching practical business analysis skills with real-life examples, focusing on AI and other tools to deliver on requirements and stakeholder engagement.Enhances analytical and problem-solving skills through the use of AI and other modern tools.


In conclusion, the increasing demand for business analysts worldwide presents a wealth of opportunities for aspiring professionals. The factors driving this growth, such as increased IT investment, the need for informed decision-making, and the complexity of business operations, highlight the importance of having skilled business analysts in today's competitive landscape. Agora Insights offers a comprehensive range of courses tailored for different experience levels, equipping individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field. Whether you're just starting your journey or looking to advance your career, now is the perfect time to seize the opportunity and become a proficient business analyst, ready to tackle the challenges of the modern business world.





Post sponsored by Agora Insights Ltd 

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