The data & analytics industry is one of the fastest growing in the UK, but if you’re looking to start or develop your career within the industry, what are the pathways you should be taking? Or are you a senior figure at a large company looking to expand your team and wondering what data-based positions should you be recruiting for? Or just wondering about the most popular data & analytics jobs? In this article we take a look at 5 of the most popular data & analytics jobs, and why they are becoming so integral to all large businesses.
Firstly, there is a huge and growing demand for Analytics professionals. Jeanne Harris, senior executive at Accenture Institute for High Performance, has stressed the importance of having skillful personnel in place to effectively analyse: “…data is useless without the skill to analyze it.”
1 Chief Data Officer
Chief Data Officer’s are becoming more and more popular across the industry with 400 CDO’s in 2014 to over 1000 in 2015, Gartner suggests that 90 per cent of the UK’s large companies will have a chief data officer by 2019.
“The CDO should be accountable for overall data management within an organisation, but teams that utilise data to derive insight to shape their strategies should take ownership of the data, whether that’s by nominating a data steward or every individual focusing on data. The CDO should help provide a framework and support for these individuals to get the most out of their data resource.”
Matthew Keylock, Net-A-Porter Director of Data Insight [Quote via CIO]
2 Data Analysts
Well this is one of the most popular job titles within the industry, but according to a report called “The Future of Jobs” which surveyed executives from more than 350 employers across nine industries in 15 of the world’s largest economies, data analysts will become increasingly more important in all industries by 2020. Those companies who already employ Data Analyst can expect to increase the amount as analytical skills become more essential.
3 Data Architect / Data Engineer
‘Data architects build complex computer database systems for companies, either for the general public or for individual companies. They work with a team that looks at the needs of the database, the data that is available, and creates a blueprint for creating, testing and maintaining that database.’ [Quote via snagajob]
Data Architect and Data Engineer are two of the five most promising tech jobs in 2017 according to LinkedIn. Top skills needed to be a data architect include data warehousing, data modeling, ETL (Extract, Transform, Load), business intelligence and databases.
4 Campaign Analyst / CRM Analyst
‘Loyalty programmes, web analytics and Internet of Things (IOT) technologies have led to a vast influx of customer data, which progressive companies are using to support their strategic growth plans. Marketing departments in particular are being challenged to deliver more relevant, targeted campaigns that take advantage of this data.’ [Quote via Hays]
At Bodhi Resourcing we’ve really noticed this growth in consumer data and thus an increase in demand for CRM Analysts. This is certainly an area that is set for continued growth in the near future.
5 Data Scientist / Chief Data Scientist
James Parsons, chief executive of digital workforce and consultancy Arrows Group, says: “Data scientists are the rocket scientists of the digital world and the role of the chief data scientist (CDS) is emerging as the influence of data spreads horizontally across business functions.”
Again, Hays sum this up perfectly with their explanation of what a quality data scientist can add to the team:
‘A quality data scientist will identify and solve highly complex business problems, utilising advanced analytics principles and tools including statistical programming in Python, R or Spark. This analysis will play a central role in decision making, providing the required intelligence to ensure that companies can successfully navigate through an increasingly complex business environment.’
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Here at Bodhi Resourcing we specialize in data & analytics recruitment and since our establishment we have helped companies big and small grow and develop their teams. We work in the data & analytics market and apply our expertise and energy to three key sectors: Marketing & Insight, Data & Technology and Digital. To understand more about how we can help you and your company, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on 0117 315 5265.
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