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Data Analyst

Average Salary
Job Forecast
Currently Employed in Scotland
Person controlling a database displayed on a laptop screen

What is a Data Analyst

You could be studying consumer behaviour to understand how better to serve your customers or analysing a successful charity initiative to discover how your organisation could create a positive community impact.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Using data analytics software to collect, organise and simplify data.
  • Assessing an organisation’s current strengths and weaknesses through careful examination of performance data.
  • Proposing business plans and next steps for organisations based on those data insights and findings.

Getting in and Qualifications


Most people become a Data Analyst by studying an HNC/HND or degree in Business Information Systems, Information Management or similar.

An apprenticeship in Data Science also allows you to gain a qualification while also getting hands-on experience in the workplace.



Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.