Project Analyst

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Currently Employed in Scotland

What is a Project Analyst

You could be gathering crucial data to speed up production of your company’s latest product or researching the latest market trends to prepare your business for new challenges and opportunities.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Conducting market research and preparing proposals before a project begins.
  • Communicating current project progress between all key parties involved in decision making.
  • Analysing project data to create accurate forecasts for required budgets and timescales

Getting in and Qualifications


Project Analysts work in a wide variety of industries and there are many different educational opportunities that can facilitate a successful career in project analysis.

Useful subjects:

  • Business
  • Statistics
  • Administrative subjects

Choosing a Business Skills Foundation Apprenticeship in S5/S6 will get you started on developing transferable project management, administration and analysis skills.

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


Many Project Analysts will have degrees or postgraduate qualifications in the following subject areas:

  • Informatics
  • Business Administration
  • Management Information Systems

Some Project Analysts will also specialise further in order to bring their project analysis skills to a particular industry. Engineering, finance and IT are also common degree choices for Project Analysts who wish to specifically work in one sector.