As businesses face a widening big data resource gap, they are looking within to identify the right resources to meet their needs.
Big Data Resources-When it comes to turning big data into business value, organizations are increasingly turning to data science — only to find that data scientists are in short supply.
This is a point that’s been made over and over in industry research. For example, a workforce report by LinkedIn found that U.S. employers are facing a nationwide shortage of more than 150,000 people with data science skills.1 Meanwhile, the data scientist role made Indeed’s list of the best jobs of 2019. The site recently reported that job postings for data scientists grew by 78 percent in the 2015 – 2018 timeframe, and now offer an average base salary of $131,389.2
In light of numbers like these, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you have been wondering why data scientists aren’t responding to your job opening posted on Indeed. And maybe you’ve been asking yourself: Oh where, oh where are all those data scientists? Where are the people who have all the traits I am looking for?
In particular, where are the people who:
- Have an amazing emotional quotient (EQ) that is joined by equal parts coding skills and statistical knowledge
- Walk with a confident swagger, because they know everything about how a business runs, the industry it is in, the competition and all the data sets that exist to be analyzed together to find correlations and even causations
- Know how to grab those different data sets, store them together, then write software programs to identify new insights, with which they confidently stroll into the CEO’s office, kick up their feet on her desk, and lay out the plans for the business to make billions with this newly gleaned information that no one else in the industry has
- Are Ph.D.s with multiple-years of industry experience, a professional speaking circuit and documented mad skills with data management, data governance, MapReduce, R, Python, Splunk, Hadoop, Kafka, Spark, Hive, Yarn, MongoDB, CouchBase, RapidMiner and other technologies from businesses you normally see only on partner slides at a data analytics event