Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.

Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.

These and other key insights are from a recent analysis completed of big data hiring trends using Wanted Analitics.  For purposes of this analysis, the term “big data” is comprised of the four skill sets of data analysis, data acquisition, data mining and data structures.

Key Take-aways include the following:

  • Demand for big data expertise across a range of occupations saw significant growth over the last twelve months. There was a 123.60% jump in demand for Information Technology Project Managers with big data expertise, and an 89.8% increase for Computer Systems Analysts. The following table provides an overview of the distribution of open positions by occupation and the percentage growth in job demand over time.

 

job-growth-matrix

 

  • The five leading industries with the most job openings requiring big data expertise include Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (27.14%), Information Technologies (18.89%), Manufacturing (12.35%),Retail Trade (9.62%) and Sustainability, Waste Management WM +0.44% & Remediation Services (8.20%). The following graphic priligy pill shows the distribution of open positions between September 1, 2014 to today, December 29, 2014:

 

 

top-20-industries-hiring

 

  • The Hiring Scale is 76 for jobs that require big data skills with 12 candidates per job opening as of December 29, 2014.  The higher the Hiring Scale score, the more difficult it is for employers to find the right applicants for open positions. Nationally an average job posting for an IT professional with cloud computing expertise is open just 47 days.

 

big-data-hiring-scale

 

  • Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO), IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) have the most open big data-related positions today. Cisco, its supplier, partner and support ecosystem companies have 3,613 related big data positions available.  The following table shows the top ten big data employers today, the distribution of jobs, and the number of new jobs added over the last year.

 

top-ten-employers2

 

  • Python programming (96.90%), Linux expertise (76.60%) and Structured Query Language (SQL) (76%) are the three most in-demand skills in positions that mention big data as a requirement.  The following table provides an overview of the top 10 most in-demand skills:

 

skills

 

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