What Data Science Skills Employers Want Now

(aslysun/Shutterstock.com) There’s good news if you’re for a job in data science in 2016 — the number of job openings in the field appears to be rising as companies look to leverage big data for competitive advantage. But actually landing a coveted data science job means having the right mix of skills, and you may be surprised to learn what skills are most in demand by employers. The folks at CrowdFlower recently did an analysis of the 3,490 postings for data science jobs on LinkedIn, and sorted out the top 21 individual skills that appear most often. Some of the results were not earth-shattering — SQL topped the list, to nobody’s great surprise — while other results could be leading indicators on how the data science field is evolving. As…


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