The advertised salary for technical professionals with Big Data expertise is $104,850 net of bonuses and additional compensation.
IBM (NYSE:IBM) advertised 2,307 new positions requiring Big Data-related expertise in the last twelve months.
The most in-demand skills are VMWare expertise, application development, open source technology, data warehousing and Python programming skills.
Professional, scientific and technical services, information (IT), and manufacturing are the three industries doing the most Big Data-related hiring as of June, 2015.
It’s fascinating to look at how the trends in Big Data-related hiring are shifting so rapidly in 2015. Using WANTED Analytics, the leading provider of data analytics on the workplace to check in and see what’s new in Big Data-related hiring trends, the following key take-aways were found. WANTED Analytics has a specific skill set now called “Big Data” which was used to generate this analysis.
The company currently maintains a database of more than one billion unique job listings and is collecting hiring trend data from more than 150 countries. WANTED Analytics generously provided complimentary access based on my requesting a trial account.
Key Take-aways include the following:
- The top five industries hiring Big Data-related expertise include Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (25%), Information Technologies (17%), Manufacturing (15%), Finance and Insurance (9%) and Retail Trade (8%). The following graphic shows the distribution of open positions as of June 25, 2015:
- The Hiring Scale is 72 for jobs that require big data skills with 11 candidates per job opening as of June 25, 2015. 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 Big Data-related expertise is open just 47 days.
- The median advertised salary for professionals with big data expertise is $104,850 a year, up from $103,000 at the beginning of 2015. Sample jobs in this category include Big Data Solution Architect, Linux Systems and Big Data Engineer, Big Data Platform Engineer, Lead Software Engineer, Big Data (Java, Hadoop, SQL) and others. In the last six months there has been an exponential increase in the number of sales, Management Analysts and Information Security Analysts. The distribution of median salaries across all industries shown below:
- San Jose – Sunnyvale – Santa Clara, CA, San Francisco – Oakland – Fremont, CA AND New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island are the top three U.S. Big Data employment markets. A summary of the top twenty employment markets is also shown following the map:
- In the last twelve months there has been a significant increase for Big Data-related expertise in Sales, Management Analysts and Information Security Analyst positions. The following table provides an overview of the distribution of open positions by occupation and the percentage growth in job demand over time.
- Interest in VMWare expertise spiked in the first six months of 2015, followed by a 396% increase in application development skills demand (396% increase) and open source technology expertise (387%). The following table provides an overview of the top 10 most in-demand skills:
- IBM (NYSE:IBM), EMC (NYSE:EMC) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) have the most open big data-related positions today. 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.
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