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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 £19,000 to £25,000 a year, rising to £40,000 with experience. Senior data analysts can earn £60,000 a year or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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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.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
15747
4 %
RISE
2023
16378
  United Kingdom
2018
253301
4.1 %
RISE
2023
263719

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Civil Service Fast Stream
Website: https://www.faststream.gov.uk
Twitter: @faststreamuk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/faststream

Operational Research Society
Tel: 0121 233 9300
E-mail: email@theorsociety.com
Website: http://www.theorsociety.com/
Website (2): http://www.learnaboutor.co.uk
Twitter: @TheORSociety
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheORSociety

Royal Statistical Society
Tel: 020 7638 8998
E-mail: rss@rss.org.uk
Website: http://www.rss.org.uk/
Website (2): http://www.statslife.org.uk
Twitter: @RoyalStatSoc
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Statistical-Society/379712476695

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