UCL Career Frameworks


Data and Insight - grade 7

Example job roles: Data Analysis, Reporting Analysis, MI Analysis

Level: Independent   


Activities and responsibilities likely to be required when working at this level

  • Delivering data analysis using one or more tools, including Excel, Tableau or Alteryx.
  • Producing written reports informed by data and statistics.
  • Project management of small team data analytical projects.
  • Basic data visualization/data preparation or data management or engineering work in support of data analysis for a single data domain.
  • Forming good relationships with customers to understand their data requirements.
  • Explaining the importance of data governance, data protection, and good data-quality.
  • Verbal presentation of complex issues and the ability to present recommendations evidenced by data clearly.
  • Analysing large data sets and relational databases.

Development options to consider when working towards this level

Learning on the job

  • Developing intermediate skills in Excel.
  • Developing an understanding of why different data visualisations are effective.
  • Developing basiccoding skills.
  • Improving data literacy. 
  • Recognising the pros and cons of methods of storing and modelling data.
  • Learning how to speak to customers to gather requirements. 
  • Finding opportunities to back-up statements with data.

Learning from others  

  • Member of wider or core Community of Practice (CoP).
  • Work shadowing.
  • Attend HE data conferences.
  • Build an awareness of the HE data landscape.
  • Join dissemination events to present information about service area.
  • Building a relationship with other internal data professionals.

Formal learning

  • Training in the areas of: Heidi Plus, statistics, data visualisation, coding languages, data preparation, data storytelling, data governance.

* You may wish to explore the listed formal training themes / topics on LinkedIn Learning.

Transferable skills and competencies

UCL uses the Universal Competency Framework (UCF) to discuss transferable skills. Find out more details on the framework.


  • Analysing and evaluating information.
  • Testing assumptions and investigating.
  • Producing solutions.
  • Making judgements.
  • Demonstrating systems thinking.

Presenting and communicating information

  • Speaking fluently.
  • Explaining concepts and opinions.
  • Articulating key points of an argument. Presenting and public speaking.
  • Projecting credibility.
  • Responding to an audience.

Working with people

  • Understanding others.
  • Adapting to the team.
  • Building team spirit.
  • Recognising and rewarding contributions.
  • Listening.
  • Consulting others.
  • Communicating proactively.
  • Showing tolerance and consideration.
  • Showing empathy.
  • Supporting others.
  • Caring for others.
  • Developing and communicating self-knowledge and insight.

UCL Ways of Working

These describe expected behaviours in line with UCL culture and values.  For Ways of Working indicators and steps to development please refer to the Ways of Working website

Career Pathway roles are indicative and are not intended to be a description of the role in terms of responsibilty and duties.