Reporting jobs and careers
Reporting Analysts generally sit in larger businesses and their role is to provide management with information about the business, otherwise known as KPIs, key performance indicators, metrics, analytics etc. This information is then used by management to make decisions on the resource, time, projects, budgets etc.
Why consider a career as a Reporting Analyst?
If you enjoy contributing to organisational improvement by gathering, analysing and communicating data, there are plenty of opportunities for career progression.
Typical role titles include
Senior Reporting Analyst
Lead Reporting Analyst
Management Information Analyst
Senior MI Analyst
Senior Management Information Analyst
Lead MI Analyst
Lead Management Information Analyst
Management Information Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst
Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
Senior BI Analyst
Junior Business Intelligence Analyst
Junior BI Analyst
Senior Data Analyst
Junior Data Analyst
Career progression example
Junior Reporting Analyst
Senior Reporting Analyst
Lead Reporting Analyst
Head of Reporting
At an entry level, junior / graduate Reporting Analysts on average will be earning between £18k-£25k. At the mid-level, you’d be looking to earn £25k-£30k and seniors Reporting Analysts would be looking to earn £40k+.
Contractor rates for Senior Reporting Analysts would be from £250-£300 p/day whilst mid-level Reporting Analysts can expect to earn between £200-£250 p/day, and rates for Junior Reporting Analysts would be £150-£200 p/day.
Is it right for me? The skills it takes...
The skills needed can be split into 3 categories; programming skills, critical thinking skills and data analysis skills.
Programming skills: SQL | Reporting | ETL.
Critical thinking skills: Analysing | Applying Standards | Information Seeking | Logical Reasoning | Predicting | Transforming Knowledge.
Data analysis skills: Learning a scripting and statistical language | Reporting - skilled in reporting and data visualisation software, with strong presentation skills | An analytical and creative mind | Advanced Microsoft Excel | Experience with SQL (Structured Query Language) programming.
What qualifications does it take?
Generally, Reporting Analysts will not have degrees. But if they do they can come from any area, as it is the analytical mindset and ability to use advanced features in Excel or learn SQL that would make a successful Reporting Analyst.
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— Big 4 Consulting firmLocation:BristolSalary:£75000Excellent opportunity to join a Big 4 global consultancy. Make a big impact on the data landscape. Play a leading role in shaping the future state of the organisation. This leading global consulting firm are setting up a Chief Data Office department and they're looking for an experienced data architect who has worked in large scale global enterpises. What you’ll be doing You will be one of the first hires into this chief data office with the responsibility to deliver dimensional models to enable this organisation to deliver more advanced reporting and analytics across their business. What experience you’ll need to apply - Data Architecture experience- Experience of working at enterprise level in a global business- Solid understanding and experience of working with dimensional data models- Deep understanding of data quality, master data management & data warehouses- Excellent understanding of business use cases for analytics and how to provide the data- Excellent stakeholder management and influencing skills What you’ll get in return for your experience A competitive package of up to around £70K - £75K + benefits + bonus. What’s next? Please get in touch with Alex with an up to date CV today. Don’t hesitate to call / email to discuss the finer details.
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