Data Visualisation Specialist

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Currently Employed in Scotland

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


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.


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.