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Data Analyst
  • Data Analysis
  • Excel
Civil Service
Manchester M60
136 days ago

As a Data Analyst you will have access to one of the biggest and most sophisticated data platforms in UK government, which is unrivalled by our private sector counterparts.

Using numerous cutting-edge tools, such as Connect, you will be at the forefront of tackling tax fraud, evasion and avoidance. You will help us to predict patterns of behaviour, identify surfacing trends and expand the boundaries of what can be achieved using data.

This role will enable you to lead on the exploration and exploitation of a medley of complex data-sets, using a variety of analytical tools and techniques to understand them.

You will ensure that a wide set of innovative opportunities are explored; evaluating options, impacts, risks and solutions to provide clear problem definitions and fully using and exploiting the latest data and analytical technology.

You can look forward to receiving our 12-month tailored training programme, the support of a dedicated mentor and excellent career development.


As a Data Analyst your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading on the development of complex and high-profile analytical products.
  • Dealing with conflicting demands and priorities.
  • Working with challenging stakeholders to effectively identify and clarify the overall scope and requirements of the analytical work.
  • Manipulating multiple data-sets to analyse data.
  • Identifying and sharing best practice.
  • Ensuring products meet our quality standards.
  • Effectively communicating your analysis, influencing both technical and non-technical stakeholders and management.
  • Providing regular progress updates on your analysis, keeping people informed.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria

  • Be able to use software to manipulate and analyse data, for example, using Excel or other software to merge, analyse and consolidate data using pivot tables, functions and charts.
  • Be comfortable learning to use new tools and large data-sets, including taxpayer, government, public and commercially available data.
  • Be able to effectively communicate using verbal, presentation and written skills to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Have excellent organisation and prioritisation skills to lead and deal with conflicting demands.

At HMRC, we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


All candidates must have at least one of the following types of numerical qualifications:

  • A first or second-class honours degree or higher (2:2 minimum) in a subject containing formal mathematics and / or statistical training, for example, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Sciences, Business Studies, Psychology, Geography, Computer Science or similar.

Candidates must supply further information about their first or second-class honours degree where the subject does not immediately relate to a formal mathematics field. This should include the course modules completed so the mathematical content can be assessed against the essential criteria set above.

Candidates may apply in their final year of study whilst they are still awaiting their degree result, however, job offers will not be made until we receive confirmation of your degree result.


  • A Royal Statistical Society graduate diploma.

And, in addition to one of the above qualifications

  • Relevant previous experience of working in an analytical role where the skills you have developed can be transferred to this Data Analyst role.

All candidates will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and experience of using software packages and tools to analyse and manage data at the same level as a foundation degree / HND (Level 5).

Important: All qualification certificates will be asked for and checked during the recruitment process.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Data Analysis



  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension
  • 22 days annual leave in the first year, rising to 25 days in the second year and 30 days after 10 years service.

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