Commercial analyst


A commercial analyst is responsible for monitoring market trends, competitors and opportunities, recommending steps the business should take given the results of the analysis. They are responsible for producing reports, forecasts, and analysis to help the developer make commercial decisions with regards to spending. They also monitor business proceedings and recommend improvements to maximise savings and minimise spending.

Lifecycle stages

Development and project management, manufacturing, installation, operations and maintenance.

Typical employer


Place of work


Typical working pattern

Full time.

Education, training and qualifications

Minimum NFQ level 7 in a mathematical related field such as accountancy, finance or business.

Experience with modelling and programming software such as PowerBI, python, VBA.

Experience within the energy industry is desirable.

Career possibilities

Commercial analysts can progress to become lead commercial or business analysts.

Typical entry position & transferable sectors

Entry roles can include a commercial analyst trainee or research associate.

Transferable from similar industries such as onshore wind and oil and gas, however most jobs require experience within the energy industry or extensive knowledge of the offshore wind industry.

Full time salary estimate

€35,000 (research associate) -€70,000 (business analyst) per year, depending on experience.