Data Analyst

Transform raw data into actionable insights that people can use

Data Analysts are responsible for translating raw data into useful insights. They are often responsible for visualizing data, reporting on observations, and building interactive dashboards to explore data more thoroughly. Common tools used by Data Analysts include Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, R, Python, and SAS. Unlike Data Scientists or Machine Learning Engineers, Data Analysts are not expected to have the same depth of programming ability, and are less likely to deploy advanced models. The main objective of an effective Data Analyst is to communicate the insights gained from data, and to make sure the more advanced models being deployed by other teams deliver quantifiable value to the business.

Below we have analyzed the 3,438 most recent job listings for Data Analysts from Indeed, Monster, ZipRecruiter, GlassDoor, LinkedIn, and other job sites to find out what real-world employers are looking for.

Salary

Expected income for Data Analysts

The lowest salary we found for Data Analysts among current job listings is \$21,500.00 per year. The highest is \$207,988.00. Most jobs for Data Analysts pay around \$60,698.27 per year, with a median annual income of \$65,000.00, and an average annual income of \$68,683.24.

Location

Where Data Analysts can find jobs

We have mapped all job listings for Data Analysts according to their approximate locations:

The 10 cities with the highest number of jobs for Data Analysts are:

Education

Desired education level for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of education level required in job listings for Data Analysts:

High School
ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE (AS/AA)
BACHELOR'S DEGREE (BS/BA)
MASTER'S DEGREE (MS/MA)
DOCTORATE (PhD)

Major

Preferred majors for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common majors requested in job listings for Data Analysts:

Mathematics
Business
Computer Science
Statistics
Economics
Finance
Engineering
Information Technology
Data Science
Accounting

Experience

Required experience for Data Analysts

Most jobs for Data Analysts require 1 years of experience, with a median of 3 years, and an average of 3.33 years.

Skills

Required skills for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common skills required in job listings for Data Analysts:

Data Analysis
Data Reporting
Business Intelligence
Databases
Statistics
Data Visualization
Programming

Platforms

Common business intelligence platforms for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common software and business intelligence platforms mentioned in job listings for Data Analysts:

Microsoft Excel
Origin
Tableau
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word

Languages

Top programming languages for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common programming languages mentioned in job listings for Data Analysts:

R
Python
SAS

Databases

Top databases for Data Analysts

Here are the relative frequencies of the most common databases mentioned in job listings for Data Analysts:

Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle
Microsoft Access
MySQL
NoSQL

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