Database & Business Intelligence Recruitment

Whether you’re a MSSQL DBA, a PL/SQL developer or an MI Analyst, our client base across Suffolk and Essex guarantees excellent opportunities for you in the region. If you can’t find your ideal job, tell us what it is, and we’ll let you know when we find a match.

Businesses in all industries use data about their customers’ and clients’ demographic, behaviour, purchasing habits, locations and more to gain essential insights and forecast trends. While data can be easier than ever to obtain, it is also the subject of tightening regulations.

Data has become the driving force of a business’s decision-making process, and people who can organise, analyse and extrapolate from a bank of information can find themselves in key positions.

Ben Jones
Database & Business Intelligence

Ben is our own newest recruit, joining us in April 2018, and our specialist in Database & Business Intelligence. He comes with an exemplary track record of working with several blue-chip companies on business insight and intelligence, delivering positive results every time and going above and beyond to make sure all his candidates got off to a great start.

Ben is a firm part of our team at Bristow Holland, working closely with Andy to establish key relationships with employers and specialists across East Anglia. He embodies our philosophy of reacting quickly to source exactly the right specialists for the job.

Ben keeps on top of all the latest developments in the Database and Intelligence sector, understanding how processes and rules, as well as the technology, are constantly changing. Getting to the root of requirements in any given situation and framing the exact skills a candidate or contractor will need is Ben’s speciality. He can solve you requirements, too – just give him a call.

Are you looking to expand your IT team, or to make a move? We’d love to talk. Our approach is defined by how well we get to know the people we work with, enabling us to line up the right candidate with the right company. Get in touch now, and we’ll personally guide you through the process to see what you could do next.

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Our top questions
How do I get into Database & Business Intelligence?

The best way into Database & Business Intelligence is by doing a degree in Computer Science, and taking a specific interest in the database side of software development so that you can show particular knowledge and expertise. This will stand you in good stead with potential employers.

It is possible to teach yourself database development, but the challenge will be to find yourself a commercial opportunity in which to prove yourself. This said, it’s not impossible!

What’s the usual career path in Database & Business Intelligence?

You would usually start as a Junior Database Analyst, working in data manipulation and reporting. As you become more specialist, you could progress into roles as a Database Developer, Database Analyst and Reporting Developer, culminating in a Data Architect type role where you could create and supervise new database software and structures from scratch.

How much should I expect to earn in Database & Business Intelligence?

A Junior Database Analyst usually earns a salary of around £22k-25k. An experienced Database Developer or Data Architect can expect up to and around £50k.

Are certifications important in Database & Business Intelligence?

If you are trying to break into the field, yes they are. You can skill into it by finding and taking courses to expand your existing qualifications and experience. However, certifications are less important if you have gone down the Computer Sciences degree route and specialised in database analysis and development.

What technology or skills should I be targeting in my next job?

This will depend on where your interest lies – be it in reporting, coding or integrations. There is no single straight answer to this question, as the skills you should target to expand your career in databases and business intelligence will evolve year on year as technology, applications and interfaces change.

The skills or technology we would have recommended looking at five years ago are different to those we would recommend today, and will be different again in a few short years time. Keep your eyes on relevant job listings and notice what new application expertise or skill-sets companies are looking for.

When should I time leaving my current Database & Business Intelligence job?

You can usually feel when things are coming to a natural plateau after a period of change, or you will notice when your work environment starts to feel stale or static. Co-workers or team leaders will not pay as much attention to reporting as they used to, or the company might not look for new, exciting projects outside their comfort zone.

They might also not be moving with developments in new technology, applications or processes, meaning that you fast become a heritage technology business that will only see dwindling assignments. If you want to keep progressing in your career, this is without doubt the best time to switch jobs.

What is the future for Database & Business Intelligence skills?

Over the next 15 years, we expect to see increased demand for these skills as companies make greater use of the data they have already got. This may depend on factors specific to your industry or sector, but with sophisticated analysis applications already being used, and the commercial pressures to improve efficiency and accurately target consumers, we can’t see these skills going away any time soon.

The best way into Database & Business Intelligence is by doing a degree in Computer Science, and taking a specific interest in the database side of software development so that you can show particular knowledge and expertise. This will stand you in good stead with potential employers.

It is possible to teach yourself database development, but the challenge will be to find yourself a commercial opportunity in which to prove yourself. This said, it’s not impossible!

You would usually start as a Junior Database Analyst, working in data manipulation and reporting. As you become more specialist, you could progress into roles as a Database Developer, Database Analyst and Reporting Developer, culminating in a Data Architect type role where you could create and supervise new database software and structures from scratch.

A Junior Database Analyst usually earns a salary of around £22k-25k. An experienced Database Developer or Data Architect can expect up to and around £50k.

If you are trying to break into the field, yes they are. You can skill into it by finding and taking courses to expand your existing qualifications and experience. However, certifications are less important if you have gone down the Computer Sciences degree route and specialised in database analysis and development.

This will depend on where your interest lies – be it in reporting, coding or integrations. There is no single straight answer to this question, as the skills you should target to expand your career in databases and business intelligence will evolve year on year as technology, applications and interfaces change.

The skills or technology we would have recommended looking at five years ago are different to those we would recommend today, and will be different again in a few short years time. Keep your eyes on relevant job listings and notice what new application expertise or skill-sets companies are looking for.

You can usually feel when things are coming to a natural plateau after a period of change, or you will notice when your work environment starts to feel stale or static. Co-workers or team leaders will not pay as much attention to reporting as they used to, or the company might not look for new, exciting projects outside their comfort zone.

They might also not be moving with developments in new technology, applications or processes, meaning that you fast become a heritage technology business that will only see dwindling assignments. If you want to keep progressing in your career, this is without doubt the best time to switch jobs.

Over the next 15 years, we expect to see increased demand for these skills as companies make greater use of the data they have already got. This may depend on factors specific to your industry or sector, but with sophisticated analysis applications already being used, and the commercial pressures to improve efficiency and accurately target consumers, we can’t see these skills going away any time soon.