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An Online Degree in Data Management

Data Management is one of the biggest challenges faced by organisations globally. Whether that be;


  • The ever increasing regulatory demands including data privacy and security.
  • The growth of the digital world and the need to recognise data as an asset and extract commercial value to compete against competitors
  • To provide better customer experiences leading to higher customer retention or more appropriate customer attraction.
  • Increased protection through cyber security.
  • To reduce expenses through better customer insight leading to better design of products, enhanced opportunities for cross selling and up selling.


Whatever the driver, the demand is constantly increasing for data management professionals across the world.

 In the world of education the growth of Computer Science and more recently Data Science partially recognises the data driven revolution but provision of actual data management degrees is almost non-existent. A lack of understanding of the different roles within the work place has resulted in a concentration on the creation of courses for the newer more glamorous roles such as Data Science and Machine Learning as well as Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence but has failed to recognise that without complete, fit for purpose, available and accessible data that is well understood and trusted the exciting technologies that promise so much are building on pillars of sand and will ultimately fail to live up to their much hyped promises.

In 2014/2015 76,490 students were studying computer science.



Industry recognises this, in the Financial Services sector Data Management related jobs are possibly the most advertised roles and the rates of pay are comparable with those of Doctors, Dentists and Lawyers. Currently the entire data management profession is lacking a credible body to provide governance and manage standards for the design and delivery of education and continuous professional development to meet the industry needs.
As shown in the graph, since 2005, the percentage of vacancies for data managament availabe out of all IT sector based roles is significantly increasing for both permanent and contracting roles.


While the relative percentage may be low, it is for jobs advertised as data management roles, and does not take into account the many various data management roles, that have different titles such as data quality analyst, data governance analyst, data migration analyst etc


As shown in the graph, since 2005, the median salary for a Data Management Practitioner has steadily increased from just below £40,000 per annum to just below £56,000 per annum.


Also, with average day rates in the UK for data management jobs being £450, it is a great time to get a job in the field.



The training has been successfully provided to over 20 students that have gone on to secure roles in Industry with salaries ranging from £60,000 to £100,000+. 

Next Steps

An educational institution or organisation can choose whether to provide the training as:

A basic online course.

A basic online course with a marked project.

Instructor (either DQ Rule Books or University) led online courses.

Instructor (either DQ Rule Books or University) led online courses with a marked project .

University on site face to face courses.

University on site face to face courses with a marked project.

The option of using leading industry software to develop technical knowledge alongside the theoretical and practical skills taught in the basic course.


If you are an educational institution or organisation and are interested in adopting or providing as part of another offering please get in contact using the from below, our online learning structure including free examples and our course catalogue are also linked below.