The Hottest Job in IT Today

It’s hard to believe that the hottest job in America at one time was blacksmith. Today, it’s data scientist, according to a growing number of sources, including job site Glassdoor. It recently reported that the annual median salary for data scientist positions is $116,840. Other studies have found that those with master’s degrees or doctorates sometimes pull down double or triple that sum. As the digital age unfolds, finding talent to unravel the mysteries of data is paramount. The invisible lines and spaces between connected things offers insights and answers that can fuel a business, disrupt an industry and produce exponential gains. A new report from data science firm CrowdFlower, 2016 Data Scientist Report, offers a glimpse into how the field is evolving and what challenges CIOs and others face. Last year, 79 percent of…


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