Data Analyst: to put numbers at the heart of the business


The data analyst is a data professional who collects, analyzes and interprets numbers within a company. They are responsible for discovering trends and providing insights to help the company make informed decisions. The data analyst is an expert in statistics and mathematics who knows how to extract information from raw data. He uses commercially available software such as Tableau, Kibana, Google Data Studio... to manipulate data and visualize it in different forms.

The data analyst works in collaboration with other business professionals, including marketing, sales and finance teams. It is important that they are able to communicate their recommendations to the layman, so that everyone can understand and act on the data they analyze. Data analysts are more and more in demand by companies, as they understand the importance of working with reliable and relevant data. Data analysts enable companies to improve their performance by making informed decisions.

Its missions

  1. Analyze data to identify trends and patterns. 
  2. Assist in decision making by providing accurate information and drawing logical conclusions from the data. 
  3. Communicate the results of its analyses to operational teams and all stakeholders.

Its key competencies

  • Mastering statistics and coding skills
  • Know how to work with the different teams in the company
  • Anticipate the challenges of a business and its sector

The salary

Beginner 2-5 years old Expert (+5 years)
38 000 - 48 000 45 000 - 60 000 60 000 - 80 000

An inspiring data analyst

Nate Silver is a data analyst who correctly predicted the results of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. presidential elections. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the website FiveThirtyEight.

In April 2009, he was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine

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