Data science remains the surest ticket to Big Salary nirvana. If only it paid equally large dividends for the companies paying those salaries.
Part of the problem stems from getting enough qualified people into a market desperate for answers. But part of the problem stems from asking the wrong questions in the first place. Big Love For Big Data Given the furor over Big Data, it’s not surprising to see companies clamoring to hire people with data science expertise. As LinkedIn’s annual analysis of 330 million user profiles shows, statistical analysis and data mining skills top the charts as the hottest of hot skills in 2014, with Big Data-related talents accounting for a third of the top-15 hottest skills.
Author: Matt Asay