Data Scientists Flooding Field, Salaries Leveling Off, Report Says

News Data Scientists Flooding Field, Salaries Leveling Off, Report Says By David Ramel 05/02/2016 It had to happen eventually. The long-lasting hunt for elusive data science skills has brought new recruits flooding into the field, according to new research, resulting in salaries finally beginning to level off for what has been termed the “sexiest job” of the century and “best job” in America. The research comes from executive recruiting firm Burtch Works LLC, which just published the third consecutive Burtch Works Study: Salaries of Data Scientists April 2016 (registration required), polling 374 data scientists with whom it’s in contact. Those sought-after data scientists (termed the “elusive kingpins of the Big Data movement” by Burtch) are holding down what the Harvard Business Review called “the sexiest job of the 21st century,”…


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