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What is a data analyst?

An analytical role which requires numerical aptitude, a data analyst interprets business-relevant data, providing actionable insights which are then used to inform business decisions such as reducing costs.

A career as a data analyst is ideal if you are highly analytical, with strong numeric skills. The role is diverse, with the possibility of working in a number of sectors across the IT industry.

A Data Analyst uses their extensive skills to collect data, whether it is sales figures, market research or logistics. They will take that data collated and use it to help an organisation make better business decisions, such as pricing new materials for the market and reducing business costs.

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Posted10/08/2018 Salary / Daily RateNegotiable LocationDublin City Centre TypePermanent
Posted24/07/2018 Salary / Daily RateNegotiable LocationDublin TypeContract
Posted24/07/2018 Salary / Daily RateNeg depending on experience LocationDublin South / Dublin City Centre TypePermanent
Posted24/07/2018 Salary / Daily RateNeg depending on experience LocationDublin City Centre TypePermanent
Posted23/07/2018 Salary / Daily RateNegotiable LocationDublin South TypePermanent

What are the key responsibilities of a data analyst?

The specific requirements of a data analyst’s role will depend on the company, but typically data analysts are responsible for:

  1. Analysing complex data sets then presenting the findings
  2. Setting up and maintaining automated data processes
  3. Developing and documenting workflows and procedures
  4. Undertaking data quality control and validation
  5. Adhering to data protection regulations
  6. Ensuring data quality
  7. Identifying opportunities to increase efficiency and automation
  8. Tracking determined business KPIs
  9. Implementing external tools to support data collection and validation
  10. Developing and implementing effective reporting processes
  11. Developing and implementing data dashboards and visualisations  
  12. Documenting business requirements using relevant tools
  13. Competitor benchmarking

What skills and qualifications does a data analyst require?

Whilst a degree in IT or a related subject such as computer science, maths or statistics is the ideal first step towards becoming a data analyst, providing you can display you have the relevant skills, you can become a data analyst with a degree in almost any subject.

Skills essential to a data analyst include:

  1. Excellent numerical skills
  2. Excellent analytical skills
  3. Excellent communication skills – verbal, visual and written
  4. Knowledge of data analysis tools and software
  5. Knowledge of databases
  6. Knowledge of data techniques such as modelling, cleansing and enrichment