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Big data professionals rake in almost a quarter more than IT

Margi Murphy | Nov. 3, 2014
Businesses will miss out if they do not begin to recruit more big data staff, The Tech Partnership says.

He said: "Rather than asking me what I could do for the business, what insight I could bring, they [interviewer] asked if I could 'do complex SAS code'. That doesn't mean anything."

The study found that 77 percent of all recruiters surveyed struggled to hire data scientists throughout 2013, a 20 percent increase on 2012.

Businesses including MI5, PricewaterhouseCoopers, HMRC and British Airway gathered yesterday at the SAS big data festival in Brunel University to recruit graduates into their data analysis arms.

The study used data from Experiean, the Office for National Statistics and IT Jobwatch. It also concluded a web survey with 70 responses from businesses.


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