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Tech Employers Say Soft Skills are Top Hiring Factors for Data Analytics Jobs

In this contributed article, Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), discusses the misconception that tech is all about tech, and which areas employment prospects should be focusing on. More and more businesses and governments are capturing, analyzing and interpreting huge amounts of data to boost organizational performance, promote new discovery and understanding, enhance decision making, and tackle public policy and societal challenges.

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 (we’re the world’s largest job search engine) provides a general sense for how the market for data related jobs has shifted.

2016 Data Science Salary Survey

In this fourth edition of the O’Reilly Data Science Salary Survey, the input was analyzed from 983 respondents working in the data space, across a variety of industries— representing 45 countries and 45 US states.