Trend 6: Data-Savvy Pros Lead Business Roles
BI, analytics and information management professionals are much more likely than their peers in the total survey to have non-IT responsibilities. Among our 660 respondents, 55% of managers and staff say they have previous experience outside of IT. This compares with 50% and 53% for all IT staff and managers, respectively. What's more, BI and information management staff and, in particular, managers have more responsibilities for business areas outside of IT--such as business development, research and development, finance and market/sales--than the average for all IT Salary Survey respondents.