Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends
March 28, 2012 09:05 AM A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
Trend 2: Big Data Talent Demand Exceeds Supply
In the U.S. alone, a McKinsey Global Institute report predicts that demand for deep analytics experts and big data professionals will exceed the supply by up to 190,000 positions by 2018 if current trends continue. What's more, U.S. enterprises will need 1.5 million more managers and business analysts who can ask the right questions and consume the results of the analysis of big data.
"The United States--and other economies facing similar shortages--cannot fill this gap simply by changing graduate requirements and waiting for people to graduate with more skills or by importing talent," concludes the "Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity" report. "It will be necessary to retrain a significant amount of the talent in place."