What does a Sales Analyst 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

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
14%
2 - 4
75%
5 - 7
4%
8+
7%

Common Skill Sets

Excellent Organizational
Written Communication
Powerpoint
Microsoft EXCEL
Powerpoint Presentations
Attention To Detail
CRM
SAP Salesforce

Sales Analyst Seniority Levels

Business Development Manager
32% made the transition
Sales Representative
35% made the transition
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Sales Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

£35,081 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£23K
Median: £35K
£54K
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