IDG Contributor Network: The 80/20 data science dilemma

The emergence of cloud has led to an explosion of data that has left data scientists in high demand. A job that didn’t exist a decade ago has topped Glassdoor’s ranking of best roles in America for two years in a row, based on salary, job satisfaction, and number of job openings. It was even dubbed the “sexiest job of the 21st century” by the Harvard Business Review.

Though growing in population, data scientists are scarce and busy. A recent study shows that demand for data scientists and analysts is projected to grow by 28 percent by 2020. This is on top of the current market need. According to LinkedIn, there are more than 11,000 data scientist job openings in the US as of late August. Unless something changes, this skills gap will continue to widen.

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from InfoWorld Cloud Computing