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State of the “Data” Job Market

The “data” industry continues on its upward trajectory into 2017 and for the foreseeable future. Our friends over at Indeed (a popular job search engine for the IT industry) provides a general sense for how the market for data related jobs has shifted.

U.S.

In the U.S. we’re now seeing data job postings go up after more than a year of decline. Searches are also now going up again. Also, of the countries studied, (FR, GER, NL, UK, IE, US): it’s only in the US that we now see job searches. Here are the average salaries for the most relevant positions:

  • Data analyst: $71, 256
  • Data Scientist: $128,746.

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International

Data job postings are highest in Ireland but have seen much more fluctuation over the past 2 years than in other countries. So what are the emerging trends in the data job market? Chief data officers – The role of the chief data officer is to ensure that decisions are based on the data. This ambitious mission requires a good knowledge of the company and its organization. The CDO must also master the strategy to anticipate the decisions and implement the appropriate intelligence solution. According to Gartner, 90% of Large Organizations Will Have a Chief Data Officer by 2019 (Jan. 2016).

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