Jobs explained: iGaming Data Analyst

10 February 2021

Jobs Explained Data Analyst

What is a Data Analyst? How much does a Data Analyst earn? How do you get a job as a Data Analyst and what’s the long term career potential? In this jobs explained profile we explore everything you need to know about Data Analyst jobs…

What is a Data Analyst?

Generally speaking, a Data Analyst retrieves and gathers data, organizes it and uses it to reach meaningful conclusions. The insights that data analysts bring to an organization can be valuable to employers who want to know more about the needs of their consumer or end user.

You may also come across these job titles similar to a Data Analyst:

  • Customer Analyst

  • CRM Analyst

  • BI Analyst

What does a Data Analyst in the iGaming industry do?

Data Analysts in the iGaming industry create systems for collecting data and compiling their findings into reports that can help improve their company. Analysts can be involved in any part of the analysis process. This can be everything from setting up an analytics system to extrapolating collected data, maybe even training others in your data-collection system. One of the most important aspects to the data analyst role is the ability to break down the numbers in a way everyone can understand, you don’t want to overestimate or underestimate your audience, or cause offence for doing so. This is why people skills are just as important as a head for figures, in this data centric role.

Pros and cons of working as a Data Analyst:

Pros

Cons

  • A bachelors degree is often enough to begin entry level work.

  • You’ll be able to stretch your creativity.

  • You can have a direct impact on company decisions.

  • Work closely with management.

  • Great for math lovers.

  • Continued education is required throughout your career in order to progress.

  • Can be high pressure with fluctuating deadlines.

  • You may have to defend your data.

  • Not feeling valued.

  • Monotonous.

  • Data quality issues can lead to unpaid overtime.

How much does a Data Analyst make?

At entry level Data Analysts can expect to earn about €25, 000 to 30, 000. This can quickly rise to €45, 000 - 55, 000 with experience, while a senior Data Analyst can command €70, 000+ a year.

What are a Data Analysts job duties?

  • Collect data and business requirements and translate them to the data teams.

  • Manage deliverability schedule and project timelines in the online marketing/data teams.

  • Develop expertise in gaming and sportsbook user behaviours and product gameplay.

  • Perform on-going analytical support for the marketing department.

  • Assist in the formation of econometrics through the use of regression analysis models.

  • Identify, analyse and interpret trends and patterns in complex data sets.

  • Audit systems data in order to guarantee compliance, accuracy and duplication management.

  • Develop reports, KPIs and clean data issues.

  • Present reports with understandable data insights.

  • Identify automating process opportunities and functions that will streamline current and future data management and reporting for the business.

What qualifications does a Data Analyst need?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science or any related field.

  • Experience in relevant iGaming or relevant data related business.

  • SQL skills are essential with Javascript, Json and Java experience being highly advantageous.

  • Firm understanding of data sources and metrics (web, search, social, display…).

  • Experience in web analytics (google analytics, amplitude or similar) advantageous.

  • Proactive communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience with database structures both structured and unstructured.

  • Written and verbal communication skills with proficiency working in Office tools.

  • Strong analytical skills and able to manipulate and analyze raw information/data.

  • Experience in e-commerce advantageous.

How do I get a job as a Data Analyst in the iGaming industry?

Becoming a Data Analyst requires a solid background in mathematics with an accompanying degree in a related field such as computer science. Understanding of programming and coding is also essential. You’ll find Data Analyst jobs advertised online, including entry, junior and senior positions. Be sure to include all relevant qualifications and experience when writing your CV - and don’t forget to send us a copy too, as we often have exclusive and unadvertised Data Analyst jobs.