Data Analysts

Data analysts gather and organise a variety of data and analyse it to understand what it means for their organisation or society.


New workers
£ 23,846
£ 32,315
£ 50,840

Available jobs

In the past year there were 60,114 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Presents findings for technical or non-technical audiences to inform the decisions of companies, government or other organisations.

  • Creates visual representations of data, such as data dashboards and graphs.

  • Analyses data to identify trends and patterns in a variety of fields, such as opinion polling, predicting demand for goods and services, or the testing of new medications.

  • Gathers, cleans and collates datasets and develops data management processes and policies.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Data Science

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Machine Learning

  • SQL (Programming Language)

  • Data Analysis

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Computer Science

  • R (Programming Language)

  • Algorithms

  • Marketing

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Research

  • Mathematics

  • Innovation

  • Management

  • Problem Solving

  • Decision Making

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Forecasting

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.