What are the Differences in Data Science Skills and Satisfaction Across Job Functions?

The AnalyticsWeek and Business Over Broadway Data Science Survey survey revealed job function differences in data science roles, proficiency in data science skills and satisfaction with work outcomes. Most data scientists work in IT (38%) and R&D (36%) functions. Data scientists who work in Sales and Marketing, Research and Development and IT functions are more satisfied with the outcome of their analytics projects. Data scientists within these job functions have the highest proficiency in Business, Statistics and Technology skills, respectively. Figure 1. Data Scientists Work Primarily in IT and Research & Development Job Functions. Click image to enlarge. We asked over 200 data professionals about themselves and what they do. We captured their proficiency across three broad data science skills : Business, Technology and Math/Statistics. We also asked about the…


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