Data Analyst Job roles, responsibilities, descriptions and duties

Date of posting: 13 Jan 20

What are the job roles and responsibilities of an Data Analyst?

A data analyst is a person who scrutinizes information using data analysis tools. They pull from the raw data to help their employers or clients make important decisions by identifying different trends.

Duties include:

  • to extract the data needed, they use advanced computerized equipment

  • corrupted data removal

  • analysis to assess the quality of data

  • performing further analysis to determine the meaning of the data

  • performing a final analysis to enhance data screening

  • preparing reports based on analysis 

Typical employers of data analysts

  • Banking

  • Telecommunication

  • Pharmaceutical organizations

  • Specialist software development companies

  • universities

  • Public sector organizations

  • Social media analysts

Qualifications and training required

For graduates, you should have a degree. Other degrees are also acceptable if they include training in statistics as part of the course. It is possible to enter this career without a degree. Data analyst apprenticeships are available.

Key skills for a data analyst

  • mathematical ability

  • SQL, Oracle, and Python

  • Analyze, and interpret data

  • Problem-solving skills

  • logical reasoning

  • Team Working skills