Talking Data Feb. 3: Data scientist salary survey and analytics trends

An O'Reilly Media survey on data scientist salaries reflects a strong demand for skilled analytics workers. Get details in this podcast discussion.

Ed BurnsEd Burns

In this edition of Talking Data, TechTarget editors Ed Burns and Jack Vaughan discuss new survey data released by O'Reilly Media looking at data scientist salaries. Data science is among the hottest professions today, and the report reflects this. Highly skilled professionals are commanding top salaries, and those who have skills in some new and emerging areas, such as Hadoop, are bringing home the best pay.

Aside from providing career advice for analytics professionals, the data scientist salary survey mirrors some of the broader trends in the field today. Companies can't get their hands on enough workers with data skills, and this shortage of qualified workers is hampering some businesses' analytics initiatives. The shortage is particularly acute when it comes to workers who know how to manage Hadoop implementations. Expect strong opportunities for workers with these skills.

Ed Burns is site editor of SearchBusinessAnalytics. Email him at and follow him on Twitter: @EdBurnsTT.

This was first published in February 2014

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