1Big Data Job Opportunities Spread Across U.S., Industries: Dice
by Corinne Bernstein
2Big Data, Big Job Prospects
Overall, big data jobs are up 143 percent year-over-year on Dice’s site.
3Serious Opportunities in Hadoop
Hadoop is the most popular skill in the big data category on Dice, and is up 85 percent year-over-year on the site.
4Beyond Defense- and Government-Related Employment
Only 3 percent of the big data jobs on Dice require security clearance. At one time, big data was “confined to think tanks and the Pentagon,” the Dice report said.
5Big Data Crosses All Industries
Big data jobs cross a wide spectrum of industries such as food manufacturing, retail, consulting companies, gaming, online travel, consumer finance and insurance companies.
6Job Titles Vary
Some jobs titles on Dice include the words “big data.” Two examples are “software engineer-platform/big data” and “big data architect.” But other titles listed include “data engineer,” “senior Java/Hadoop developer,” “senior SDE Java” and “cyber systems administrator with Hadoop.” These jobs often combine hot big data requirements with other in-demand skills such as Java.
7Big Data in the Valley
Silicon Valley is home to 24 percent of the big data jobs on Dice, although the region represents only 7 percent of the jobs on the employment site.
8Big Data Opportunities in the Big Apple, D.C.
New York and Washington, D.C./Baltimore, rank second and third in big data job postings on Dice. New York has 13.1 percent, and Washington/Baltimore has 11.9 percent.
9Boston Comes in Fourth and Seattle in Fifth
Boston and Seattle each account for less than 4 percent of all jobs posted on Dice, but have 7 and 6 percent, respectively, of the big data jobs posted.
10Other Top 10 Cities for Big Data Jobs
Rounding out the top 10 cities for big data jobs are Los Angeles (6 percent), Chicago (3.4 percent), Atlanta (3.3 percent), Dallas (3.2 percent) and Philadelphia (2.9 percent).
11Big Plans for Big Data
Dice points to a study last spring from Gartner showing that 42 percent of IT leaders have invested in big data technology or plan to do so within a year.