Big Data Brings Big Demand for Analytical Skills

During September of 2013, more than 88,000 available jobs required “big data” analysis skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (, the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. As companies collect more data, they are driving the need for data analysts that can understand the numbers and create actionable strategies. In September, the number of jobs that require data analytics skills sets increased 13% year-over-year compared to September 2012. The industries that had the most demand for “big data” skills were health and medical insurance carriers; colleges, universities, and professional schools; business support services; computer systems design services; and management consulting services.

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