Earlier this year, we highlighted “Big Data” Brings Big Hiring for Analytical Skills. Recently, Business Insider discussed that LinkedIn has job ads posted for “big data” professionals, whose roles would be to unlock their abundant user data. Noticing the increasing interest in this area, we decided to further investigate online job ad results for data analysts.
Online job ads hit their highest levels in March 2012 at 9,394. Since then, hiring demand has dipped 16%. However ad volumes are still higher than 2 years ago by 31%. As you can see in the chart, overall online job ads for data analysts have increased since 2009 with slight dips annually around December month (likely a seasonal trend). With increasing amounts of online and customer data being collected by organizations, we expect the demand for data analysts to continue.
Online Job Ad Growth for Data Analyst Skills
The Hiring Scale™ indicates that it will be very difficult on average across the US to recruit data analysts, although the best place to source this talent would be Fresno, CA.
Our candidate supply estimates that there are approximately 205,000 data analysts currently in the US workforce and there are 1,642 employers currently recruiting for candidates with this experience. One of the top certifications required for data analysts is Crystal Reports. Other than data analysis, the most demanded skill is structured query language (SQL).
5 Employers with the Most Hiring Demand Now
- SAIC, Science Applications International Corporation
- Unitedhealth Group
- Capital One
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Time Warner
For Analytics Users, you can look up this information by logging in to My Analytics > Go to Summary Tab > Under Job Criteria Type “Data Analyst” into the Keyword Box > Hit Enter
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