Start-ups fork out fat pay packets to attract talented data scientists

Bengaluru, Feb 24:   Unlike large companies which pay around Rs 9.6 lakhs, Indian start-ups are willing to pay over Rs 10.8 lakhs per annum to attract the best talent in the analytics industry, according to the Analytics and Big Data Salary Report 2016 by Jigsaw Academy and Analytics Vidhya. The report’s findings were based on data collected from more than 60,000 analytics professionals with advanced analytics/ data science skills. The report said analysts experience the biggest jump in salaries once they have clocked five years in the industry, and can expect a raise of up to 70 per cent with an average pay of Rs 12.3 lakhs per annum. The Analytics & Big Data sector has seen consistent growth over the last five years despite an increasingly uncertain global outlook.…


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