Are there any required skills for entry-level data analyst job postings knowing that hiring managers are quite creative with their help wanted ads?
Keeping in mind that there is no “one size fits all” job requirement for data analysts or any information technology (IT) job, here are some of the more common skill requirements:
- Number crunching, analytical or numerical skills & background
- Reporting experience using Excel, Microsoft Access, Crystal Reports / Business Objects, SQL Server Reporting Services or any Graphing tool
- Relational Database Design & Development with tools like MySQL, SQL Server, Microsoft Access or Oracle
- A passion, interest, aptitude or background in number crunching or analytics
Many data analysts started out using Microsoft Access because it is a popular and versatile data analysis tool.
Microsoft Access provides a one-stop relational database, sql querying and reporting environment and it also provides data analysts with the ability to build a powerful graphical user interface (UI) for collecting data.