According to the Harvard Business Review, the role of data scientist was described in 2012 as, “The sexiest job of the 21st Century”. IBM ($NYSE:IBM) recently published a study that found that the world needs another 28% data scientists worldwide by 2020 to meet increased demand.
IBM’s figure appears to be conservative. According to our data, since 2016, the number of jobs titled “Data Scientist” or containing the term “data science” in their titles has increased multifold. This may be affected by new companies added to our database over time in conjunction with companies changing what they call “data scientists” (many called them “analysts” since 2016).
Author: Joshua Fruhlinger