Data Analyst

A Data Analyst takes a large database of information and uses it to help businesses make decisions and find out more about their customers. Analysts compile any useful data so it can be evaluated, helping businesses to understand more about their customers, products and sales figures.
Earning potential
Average £25,000* entry level
*based on Leeds area average base pay per year, data from glassdoor.co.uk
Useful skills
  • Logical thinker
  • Organised
  • An eye for detail
  • Programmer
Useful qualifications and training routes
  • Excel skills
  • Programming languages including SAS, R, SQL and Python
What types of businesses could
you work for?

Large companies with a lot of customer data. These are usually companies where customers have a lot of interactions with the business.

Key industries include retail, financial services, public sector organisations, utilities, education and professional services such as accountants, legal and marketing.

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