2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants | Canada NOC |

2171 – Information systems analysts and consultants

Information systems analysts and consultants analyze and test 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 public and private sectors, or they may be self-employed.


Index of titles

Example titles

  • Applications analyst – computer systems
  • Artificial intelligence analyst
  • Artificial intelligence consultant
  • Business continuity analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business systems specialist – computer systems
  • Computer analyst
  • Computer consultant
  • Computer simulations analyst
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer systems business analyst
  • Computer systems development co-ordinator
  • Data processing consultant
  • Electronic data processing (EDP) auditor
  • Enterprise architect – information technology (IT)
  • 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 technology (IT) analyst
  • Information technology (IT) business analyst
  • Information technology (IT) consultant
  • Information technology (IT) consulting account manager
  • Interactive media consultant
  • Internet security analyst
  • Management information systems (MIS) analyst
  • Management information systems (MIS) consultant
  • Multimedia consultant
  • Simulations analyst – computer systems
  • Software quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • Software quality assurance (QA) auditor
  • Solutions architect – information technology (IT)
  • System integration analyst
  • System integration consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems auditor
  • Systems business re-engineering analyst
  • Systems consultant
  • Systems quality assurance (QA) analyst
  • Systems security analyst
  • Systems security planner
  • Systems specialist – computer systems
  • Test analyst

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Information systems business analysts and consultants
  • Confer with clients to identify and document requirements
  • Conduct business and technical studies
  • Design, develop, integrate, test and implement information systems business solutions
  • 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
  • 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 or 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.


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