One of our Facebook followers recently requested data about Business and Data Analysts. Since these jobs are in high demand and we often receive requests for this topic, we wanted to provide an update on hiring and talent supply. Currently, there are about 16,000 job openings for Business Analysts or Data Analysts in the US. Business Analyst is a more commonly advertised job title, accounting for about 13,000 of the jobs. The cities with the most demand are New York, Washington (DC), and Chicago.
Our Hiring Scale shows that these jobs are moderately difficult to recruit, scoring a 60. The Hiring Scale scores range from 1 to 99, with 99 being the hardest conditions. We estimate that there are about 700,000 potential candidates currently in the workforce. This means there are more than 40 candidates per job in the US.
Hiring Scale for Business Analysts and Data Analysts
Our reader also requested information about Business and Data Analysts with an engineering background and an MBA degree. When we add the engineering background, there are only 14 jobs that require this experience right now. Of these, 5 require a Master's Degree. Our Hiring Scale scores these jobs with engineering experience at a 53, slightly less difficult than the national average for all Business or Data Analysts.
Talent Demand by Educational Level for Business or Data Analysts with Engineering + MBA Background
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