Presently one of our most popular and trending job searches in the IT sector are for Data Scientist and Data Analyst roles in London and across the UK.
The current average salary for these roles is £64,000 per annum. Clearly, the demand for people who analyse data is high, with a matching remuneration. How does this sound as a career?
Data scientist and data analysts provide analysis and actionable insights from big data, and are usually educated with a numerate or quantitative degree such as maths, computer science, finance, statistics, or economics. Given they work with databases they will also have programming skills in languages or tools such as R, Python, Qlikview, Hadoop to name but a few. Equally though, they will need to be apply to apply themselves in a commercial environment – convey their insights to non-technical audiences, and understand commercial needs.
If you’re thinking of moving into a career in data, upgrade your skills (or just test the waters) with a course on Coursera or similar – we talk about upgrading your skills in a previous blog post.
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