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Data Analyst

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Data analysts collect and scrutinise data from numerous sources, such as surveys, sales data or computerised information systems, to identify facts and trends that help businesses to make decisions.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be around £23,000 to £30,000 a year, rising to £40,000 with experience. Senior data analysts can earn £60,000 a year or more.

Data analysts on the Civil Service Fast Stream programme Digital, Data, Technology and Cyber earn £28,000 a year. This rises to between £45,000 and £55,000 a year.

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Getting In

There are a number of routes into this career.

Data analysts can work in a wide range of sectors, including finance, information technology, retail, education, government, healthcare and consulting. Jobs are advertised through recruitment agencies and online on specialist job sites such as OnlyDataJobs.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3798
2 %
RISE
2029
3873
  United Kingdom
2024
61011
4 %
RISE
2029
63421

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Career Area

Computing and ICT