A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.
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Trend 9: Data-Driven Jobs Offer Satisfaction, Challenge BI, analytics and information management professionals are somewhat more satisfied and challenged in their careers than the general IT populace. It wasn't a dramatic gap, but then there are lots of other interesting and dynamic fields within IT. On overall satisfaction, 69% of BI and data integration/data warehousing staff are either "very satisfied" or "satisfied," whereas the corresponding figure for all staff is 62% (managers in both camps report the same level of satisfaction).
Asked if they feel they are being intellectually challenged in their jobs, 91% of BI/analytics/information management staff and 93% of managers say they are in fact challenged or somewhat challenged, whereas 87% of all IT staff and 91% of all IT managers feel the same way.
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