What does a Sales Advisor do?

A sales analyst evaluates and identifies trends in sales by analyzing industry data, from both within a company and outside. This involves collecting and examining data and using the information gathered to create coherent, intelligent reports, then presenting your reports to your team and to management.

The minimum education required by many companies is a bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or another related field. A successful sales analyst will also be highly motivated, a self-starter and a great team player. High standards and attention to detail are a must in order to produce quality work.

  • compile and analyze data over time to forecast sales trends
  • communicate with management team regularly
  • review past sales data to determine trends in productivity
  • prepare accurate reports using data from internal and external sources
  • evaluate third-party data to determine best practices for company success
  • present actionable information and insights to team members and management
  • gather and analyze data in order to understand problems and address them proactively
  • collaborate with team members and members of other departments
  • bachelor's degree in accounting, marketing or finance
  • strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software
  • advanced problem-solving and analysis skills
  • superior oral and written communication skills
  • high level of organization and detail-orientation
  • strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative
  • good attitude toward teamwork as well as the ability to work independently
  • demonstrated ability to multitask and prioritize
  • excellent time management
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Sales Advisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£19,147 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £19K
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Sales Advisor Career Path

Learn how to become a Sales Advisor, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Sales Advisor Insights

Read what Sales Advisor professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Love & CompanyLove & Company
Sales Advisor
13 Feb 2020

“The owners are great and I have always found them to be supportive and accessible.”

Baptist Health (Arkansas)Baptist Health (Arkansas)
Commissions Analyst
23 Jan 2020

“I am prn and get good pay but wanted to go full time and was offered $5”

Miss SelfridgeMiss Selfridge
Sales Advisor
31 May 2020

“Lovely team to work with and I was able to transfer store location when I started University”

Sales Advisor
11 Jan 2022

“Good performance is rarely recognised in an effective manor while any dip in performance is not tolerated.”

Senior Presales Consultant
16 Oct 2019

“Axway is an amazing place to work and I would recommend it to any of my friends.”

Sales Advisor
20 Feb 2021

“career progression is not equally presented to everyone (although have to admit it started to change recently)”

Hotel ChocolatHotel Chocolat
Sales Advisor
17 Jan 2022

“had good management in store so was able to balance uni work well with my hours.”

24 Hour Fitness24 Hour Fitness
Sales Advisor
26 Jul 2019

“I worked with a great team who was passionate about fitness and they motivated me each and everyday to give it my best effort.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a sales advisor

When working as a sales advisor, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Excellent Organizational, Written Communication, Powerpoint, Microsoft EXCEL and Powerpoint Presentations.

The most similar professions to sales advisor are:
  • Business Development Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager

The most common qualifications to become a sales advisor is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.