November 2016: Competition Increases for Big Data Talent, but Are They Replacing Other Jobs?

November 3rd, 2016 by Cassie Fisher

Data, when done right, increases efficiency which inevitably could translate into “somebody will lose their job.” But as it turns out, demand is increasing for Big Data expertise as more companies become aware of the benefits associated with collecting and analyzing data, and unfortunately the number of trained professionals isn’t growing to keep up with the demand.

Below are two articles in how to recruit Big Data talent and the impact these roles have on other IT professionals.

How your big data career is killing other jobs
There’s a lot of money to be made in data science, as a new report indicates. How much money? Over the last three years, “About half of [those surveyed] reported a 20% change [in salary], and the salary of 12% of the sample doubled.” With a median salary of $106,000 for US data professionals, those are significant jumps. Yet, there’s also a lot of unemployment. At least, for those people who data science helps to put out of a job. Read full article

5 Creative Ways To Access Big Data Talent
Demand for big data expertise is growing every day, as more and more companies become aware of the benefits of collecting and analyzing data. Unfortunately, the number of people trained to analyze this data isn’t growing in line with the demand. This creates a challenge for companies looking to hire expert people, especially for smaller firms less able to compete on salary and benefits. The good news is that, even if you’re having trouble recruiting data scientists because of stiff competition, or if you simply haven’t got the budget to recruit, you can still access big data skills. Read full article

 


 

Cybersecurity staffing issues may be putting you at risk. Cybersecurity is a priority for most businesses, but many are finding a lack of available cybersecurity talent. But not being able to hire the right candidates is no excuse to ignore your security needs. Read full article

FACTS:
There are 72 openings for IT Security professionals with either network or systems positions in Houston.

Average Systems Security Administrator salaries for job postings in Houston, TX are 13% higher than average Systems Security Administrator salaries for job postings nationwide.


 

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