Analytics jobs and careers

Data analysis is crucial to all businesses at some level. Businesses create vast amounts of data during their day to day activities and this data contains a value that can be unlocked. Also, some businesses have data analysis as fundamental to their operations, for example, trading, gambling, insurance, comparison websites etc. Without the ability to analyse their data, companies would not be able to make evidence-based decisions and therefore would lose their competitive edges to those companies that do.

Why consider a career in Analytics?

Data Analysts can expect to have varied jobs where their analytical mindsets are put to good use by the business they work for to get them to uncover facts in the data.

Typical role titles include

Data Analyst
Decision Analyst
Web Analyst
Online Analyst
Customer Analyst
Trading Analyst
Finance Analyst
Marketing Analyst
Forecasting Analyst
Innovation Analyst
Scientific Analyst
Statistical Analyst
Insight Analyst
Investment Analyst
Quantitative Analyst
Quant Analyst
Support Analyst
Transaction Analyst
Performance Analyst
Integration Analyst
Reporting Analyst
Senior Analyst
Lead Analyst
Technical Analyst
Membership Analyst
Digital Analyst
Quality Analyst
MI Analyst
Information Analyst
BI Analyst
Research Analyst
Platform Analyst
Cyber Analyst
Product Analyst
Commercial Analyst
Policy Analyst
Valuation Analyst
Risk Analyst
Infrastructure Analyst
Operations Analyst
Analytics Manager
Analytics Lead
Head of Analytics
Chief Actuary of GeoSpatial Analytics and Modeling
Chief Analytic Officer
Chief Analytics & Algorithms Officer
Chief Analytics Officer
Chief Credit & Analytics Officer
Chief Data and Analytics Officer
Chief Research & Analytics Officer
Chief Scientist, Global Head of Analytics
Chief Scientist, VP of Analytics
Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise Information Management & Analytics
Client Director, Business Analytics
Director – Advanced Analytics
Director – Analytic Science
Director – Analytics Delivery
Director – BI & Analytics
Director – Fraud Analytics & R&D
Director – Predictive Analytics
Director (Analytics and Creative Strategy)
Director (Marketing Analytics)
Director – Digital Analytics
Director of Analytics Strategy, JMP
Director of Marketing Analytics
Director of Advanced Analytics
Director of Analytic Consulting, Product/Data Loyalty Analytics
Director of Analytic Solutions
Director of Analytics
Director of Analytics (consultant)
Director of Data Analytics and Advertising Platforms
Director of Digital Analytics and Customer Insight
Director of Health Analytics
Director of Innovation, Big Data Analytics
Director of Product, Analytics
Director of Risk Analytics and Policy
Director of Science & Analytics for Enterprise Marketing Management (EMM)
Director of Web Analytics and Optimization
Director, Advanced Analytics
Director, Advanced Analytics, HumanaOne
Director, Advanced Strategic Analytics
Director, Analytic Science
Director, Analytic Strategy
Director, Analytical Services
Director, Analytics
Director, Big Data Analytics and Segmentation
Director, Business Analytics
Director, Business Analytics & Decision Management Strategy
Director, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Pogo
Director, Business Intelligence and Analytics
Director, Business Planning & Analytics
Director, Center for Business Analytics, Stern School of Business
Director, Clinical Analytics
Director, Customer Analytics
Director, Customer Analytics & Pricing
Director, Customer Insights and Business Analytics
Director, Data Analytics
Director, Data Science & Analytics Practice
Director, Data Warehousing & Analytics
Director, Database Marketing & Analytics (Marketing)
Director, DVD BI and Analytics
Director, Gamification Analytics Platform, Information Analytics & Innovation
Director, Global Digital Marketing Analytics
Director, Group Analytics
Director, Head of Forensic Data Analytics
Director, Marketing Analytics
Director, Marketing Analytics for Bing Product Group
Director, Oracle Database Advanced Analytics
Director, Predictive Analytic Applications
Director, Reporting/Analytics
Director, Risk & Analytics
Director, Risk and Business Analytics
Director, Statistical Modeling and Analytics
Director, Statistics and Project Analytics / Senior Analytic Consultant
Director, Strategic Analytics
Director, Web Analytics
Director/Head of Analytics
Director/Principal, Analytics
Advanced Analytics Manager
Advanced Strategic Analytics Manager
Analytics Science Manager
Analytics Strategy Manager
Analytical Services Manager
Analytics Manager
Business Analytics Manager
Business Analytics & Decision Management Strategy Manager
Clinical Analytics Manager
Customer Analytics Manager
Customer Analytics & Pricing Manager
Customer Insights and Business Analytics Manager
Data Analytics Manager
Data Science & Analytics Practice
Decision Science Manager
Data Warehousing & Analytics
Database Marketing & Analytics (Marketing)
Digital Marketing Analytics Manager
Group Analytics Manager
Forensic Data Analytics Manager
Marketing Analytics Manager
Predictive Analytics Manager
Reporting/Analytics Manager
Risk & Analytics Manager
Risk and Business Analytics Manager
Statistical Modeling and Analytics Manager
Strategic Analytics Manager
Web Analytics Manager
Risk Analyst
Quant Analyst
Quantitative Analyst
Data Scientist
Marketing Analyst
Predictive Analytics Manager
Statistical Modeller

Career progression example

Data Analyst
Senior Data Analyst
Lead Data Analyst
Analytics Manager
Head of Analytics

Salary Benchmarks

At an entry level, junior/graduate Data Analyst professionals on average will be earning between £18k-£25k. At the mid-level you’d be looking to earn £30k-£45k and seniors would be looking to earn £50k+.

Is it right for me? The skills it takes…

The skills needed can be split into 3 categories; programming/technical skills, critical thinking skills and data analysis skills.

Programming skills: SQL | R | Python | SAS | MATLAB | Excel | VBA | Access.

Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting | Transforming Knowledge.

Data analysis skills: Learning a scripting and statistical language |  Adobe and Google Analytics |  Reporting  – skilled in reporting and data visualisation software | Strong presentation skills | Analytical and creative mind | Advanced Microsoft Excel, Experience with SQL (Structured Query Language) programming.

What qualifications does it take?

An analytical mindset or A-Levels or Bachelor or Undergraduate degree in a subject that develops analytical skills like Maths, Science, Engineering, Psychology, Economics, Econometrics, Finance, Sociology.

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