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
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Sales Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$67,068 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $67K
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Sales Analyst Career Path

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Sales Analyst Insights

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

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

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

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

Miss SelfridgeMiss Selfridge
Sales Advisor
May 31, 2020

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

Sales Advisor
Jan 11, 2022

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

Senior Presales Consultant
Oct 16, 2019

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

Sales Advisor
Feb 20, 2021

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

Hotel ChocolatHotel Chocolat
Sales Advisor
Jan 17, 2022

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

24 Hour Fitness24 Hour Fitness
Sales Advisor
Jul 26, 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 roles and responsibilities of a sales analyst

When working as a sales analyst, 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 analyst are:
  • Business Development Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Manager

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