Analytical skills are most useful in the analysis of information and the utilization of logic to solve workplace issues and problems. Analytical thinking uses analysis and logic for reasoning and decision making.
Being analytical also drives curiosity and the desire to get to the bottom of a problem or task at hand. They are usually modest people who are motivated to understand how the world works and getting to the root of things.
Analytical skills can be used in critical thinking, to visualize, articulate, conceptualize or solve complex problems, but also simple problems, the core foundation being that decisions are made based on the actual information given and available.