Data Visualisation Specialist

Average Salary
£42,640
Job Forecast
+2%
Currently Employed in Scotland
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What is a Data Visualisation Specialist

You could be working in any number of business sectors, creating memorable presentations that educate and inform business leaders, colleagues and customers.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Analysing datasets to find useful and practical information that benefits businesses
  • Creating eye-catching infographics, charts and diagrams that clearly convey important information
  • Reporting on data trends and presenting these findings to business audiences

Getting in and Qualifications

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Data Visualization Specialists are typically highly qualified but there are many different educational opportunities available to develop the necessary skills for the role.

Useful Subjects:

  • Art
  • Computer Science
  • Business

Many universities ask for at least four Highers graded at BBBB to enter these courses. The most competitive data-focused courses will likely require four Highers at AABB or above.

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Most Data Visualization Specialists pursue higher education in the following subjects:

  • Economics
  • Informatics
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics

A Graudate Apprenticeship in Data Science is another route in to this role, studying for a degree-level qualification while working and earning a wage.

Another option for developing the required skills for this role is to secure an entry-level position in a related statistical job (for example, as an assistant to a Data Analyst) and learn from professionals with more industry experience.