A BI Developer is someone that can use a variety of systems and data to make sense of specific parts of a business. They spend a lot of time finding data and determining exactly what it means for the business. They do not have much to do with web development, which is something that many people assume about the position. They do, however, understand databases and how to get the right information out of them.
You will find that most people within this field have a degree in IT or a similar study. They will have knowledge and experience in data mining, data warehousing, online transactional processing, online analytical processing, and possibly some proprietary systems. They may or may not have web development knowledge or experience. It is ideal for you to find a BI Developer that has knowledge of your business, as it will assist greatly with the learning curve.
How much are BI Developers paid? You can learn more about the average salary by viewing our IT Salary Guide for more information.