Strategic CIO // Team Building & Staffing
News
4/7/2014
09:06 AM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail

Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them

One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.

(Source: Matthew Keefe/Flickr)
(Source: Matthew Keefe/Flickr)

Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
D. Henschen
50%
50%
D. Henschen,
User Rank: Author
4/7/2014 | 3:01:23 PM
New Jersey is on the up-and-coming list
Based on my recent interview with Hadoop user Merck, I'd says New Jersey's pharma corridor is primed for big data growth. But Merck is pointing the way for any manufacturer interested in optimization. Merck could just as easily have been manufacturing widgets instead of a vaccines; the same big-data analysis and data-visualizaiton techniques could be applied in any number of industries gathering lots of production data. The automotive plants of Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee may be next on the Hadoop headhunting list.
WKash
50%
50%
WKash,
User Rank: Author
4/7/2014 | 2:55:52 PM
Don't overlook VA
While it makes sense that California is the epicenter for Hadoop jobs, don't count out Washington DC/Virginia/Maryland IT hub supporting the federal government.

Based on state by state openings as of Apr. 7:


MD - 140

VA - 99

DC - 11

Total = 250
danielcawrey
50%
50%
danielcawrey,
User Rank: Ninja
4/7/2014 | 12:18:12 PM
Bay Area
Sure, the Bay Area will be one of the first spots where an emerging technology like big data will proliferate. But over time that will spread around. Most companies still don't know what to do about big data analytics right now.

But that will change: as organizatons figure out what to do with these datasets, they will look to, ironically, to recruit talent from the Bay Area. That's just the way it is and where innovation comes from. 
2014 US Salary Survey: 10 Stats
2014 US Salary Survey: 10 Stats
InformationWeek surveyed 11,662 IT pros across 30 industries about their pay, benefits, job satisfaction, outsourcing, and more. Some of the results will surprise you.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest - September 10, 2014
A high-scale relational database? NoSQL database? Hadoop? Event-processing technology? When it comes to big data, one size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Flash Poll
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.