Industry Differences in Data Science Roles, Skills and Project Outcomes

The AnalyticsWeek and Business Over Broadway Data Science Survey survey revealed industry differences in data science roles, proficiency in data science skills and satisfaction with work outcomes. The Information Technology industry is home to most data scientists. Data scientists who are Researchers outnumber the other types of data scientists in six of the top 10 industries that employ data scientists. Data scientists in the Professional Services industry, compared to data scientists in other industries, are highly proficient in all three data science skills: Business, Technology and Math/Statistics skills. Figure 1. Data Scientists Work in Many Industries. Click image to enlarge. Data scientists work in many different industries. In our survey of data professionals, we asked over 1000 data professionals about themselves and what they do. We captured their proficiency across three…


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