Knowledge is power: data analytics has become the key skill to have

Where there’s data there are people analysing it. Fiona Alston takes a look at the demands of having some data analyst experience in your skills arsenal

Gary Mullan, co-founder, Prosperity Recruitment: ‘They say data is like the new oil in terms of its value and how you utilise your data’

A quick search on recruitment website Indeed for data analyst jobs in Ireland brings up over 900 positions to scroll through. Data analysts are the popular kid in the playground these days and it is no surprise. If there is one thing guaranteed in life, apart from that whole ‘it ending’ thing, it’s that with every transaction, every sign up, every online move, a shiny new bit of data is created.

That data can be ...