Big data engineers head a list of top IT jobs in 2017, second only in terms of salary range to Internet of Things architects and among the leaders with respect to available job openings over the last 12 months.
According to the job placement specialist Randstad, annual salaries for big data engineers range from just under $122,000 to $159,800. On a list of the five top IT jobs in 2017, only salaries for IoT architects were higher, peaking at more than $162,000. Job growth for big data practitioners soared over the past year by 92 percent as employers scrambled to find qualified engineers with expertise in data analytics specialties such as Hadoop, Spark, Hive and Java.
Author: George Leopold