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

New workers start around £23,846. Normal pay is £32,315 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £50,840.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Forecasting

  • Presentations

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.