Big Data Job Openings Jump 13 Percent
Nearly 90,000 Big Data jobs were available during September, a 13 percent year-over-year increase, according to an analysis of online job postings by Wanted Analytics. Given the corporate world’s continually growing appetite for analytics and intelligence gleaned from the data it collects, it’s no surprise. Specifically, 88,000 jobs were open during the month. The industries with the biggest need for Big Data professionals were health and medical insurance carriers, colleges, universities and professional schools, business support services, computer systems design services, and management consulting services. The positions most in demand were Computer Systems Analyst, Management Analyst and Market Research Analyst. Wanted Analytics says the most commonly advertised data analysis job titles, ranked in order, were Business Analyst, Data Analyst, Financial Analyst, Project Manager and Business Systems Analyst. That’s good for job seekers, less so for recruiters. Wanted Analytics observes that given the supply-demand equation, recruiters are likely to have a tough time finding candidates and will endure longer periods of time before positions are filled. The most difficult places to recruit, according the report, are Tyler, Texas, San Francisco and Fayetteville, Ark. The best places are Binghamton, N.Y., Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and Longview, Texas. Those last three have few jobs available and a large talent pool.