Years ago, particularly in areas of IT, to be an "analyst" in a job is looked upon as particularly senior in the field usually with a degree background and years of experience in a highly intensive environment. Even when getting a motor insurance if you are involved in IT you might get lower premium if you call yourself an "analyst". Recently the job title of an "analyst" has been extensively used by a lot of people such as office clerks and junior grade technicians. In job adverts for an "analyst" it is no longer automatically reflect highly experience with big salary attached, so is the term of "analyst" being overused and dumbed down?
BTW I have use "analyst" instead of "engineer" in my motor insurance application and my premium remains the same