NOC 2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants



Information systems analysts and consultants analyze systems requirements, develop and implement information systems development plans, policies and procedures, and provide advice on a wide range of information systems issues. They are employed in information technology consulting firms and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors, or they may be self-employed.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of the main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Information systems business analysts and consultants confer with clients to identify and document requirements, conduct business and technical studies, design, develop, integrate and implement information systems business solutions, and provide advice on information systems strategy, policy, management, security and service delivery.
  • Systems security analysts confer with clients to identify and document requirements, assess physical and technical security risks to data, software and hardware, and develop policies, procedures and contingency plans to minimize the effects of security breaches.
  • Information systems quality assurance analysts develop and implement policies and procedures throughout the software development life cycle to maximize the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of software products and information systems.
  • Systems auditors conduct independent third-party reviews to assess quality assurance practices, software products and information systems.

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, software engineering, business administration or a related discipline
    Completion of a college program in computer science is usually required.
  • Experience as a computer programmer is usually required.
  • Certification or training provided by software vendors may be required by some employers.

All Titles

  • account manager, IT (information technology) consulting
  • analyst, business – computer systems
  • analyst, computer
  • analyst, computer simulations
  • analyst, computer systems
  • analyst, informatics security
  • analyst, information systems – computer systems
  • analyst, information technology (IT)
  • analyst, management information systems (MIS)
  • analyst, MIS (management information systems)
  • analyst, systems
  • applications analyst – computer systems
  • artificial intelligence analyst
  • artificial intelligence consultant
  • auditor, systems
  • business analyst, computer systems
  • business analyst, informatics
  • business continuity analyst
  • business re-engineering analyst, systems
  • business systems analyst
  • business systems specialist – computer systems
  • computer analyst
  • computer consultant
  • computer simulations analyst
  • computer systems analyst
  • computer systems development co-ordinator
  • consultant, data processing
  • consultant, information technology (IT)
  • consultant, management information systems (MIS)
  • consultant, systems
  • contingency planner, information systems
  • co-ordinator, computer systems development
  • data processing consultant
  • EDP (electronic data processing) auditor
  • electronic data processing (EDP) auditor
  • informatics applications analyst
  • informatics business analyst
  • informatics consultant
  • informatics quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • informatics security analyst
  • informatics security consultant
  • information systems analyst – computer systems
  • information systems business analyst
  • information systems contingency planner
  • information systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • information systems quality assurance analyst
  • information technology (IT) analyst
  • information technology (IT) business analyst
  • information technology (IT) consultant
  • interactive media consultant
  • Internet security analyst
  • IT (information technology) business analyst
  • IT (information technology) consultant
  • IT (information technology) consulting account manager
  • management information systems (MIS) analyst
  • management information systems consultant
  • MIS (management information systems) analyst
  • MIS (management information systems) consultant
  • multimedia consultant
  • planner, systems security
  • QA (quality assurance) analyst – informatics
  • quality assurance (QA) auditor, software
  • quality assurance analyst, information systems
  • security planner, systems
  • simulations analyst – computer systems
  • software QA (quality assurance) analyst
  • software QA (quality assurance) auditor
  • software quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • system integration analyst
  • system integration consultant
  • systems analyst
  • systems auditor
  • systems consultant
  • systems QA (quality assurance) analyst
  • systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • systems security analyst
  • systems security planner
  • systems specialist – computer systems
  • systems specialist, business – computer systems


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