How does this matter
to IT professionals? Well, this led to a surge of demand for Big Data experts.
According to Dice, a job
site, a sea of opportunities await Big Data experts in food manufacturing,
retail, consultancies, gaming, online travel, consumer finance and insurance industries.
Silicon Valley, New York, Washington D.C, Boston and Seattle are the cities
that are ranked at the top based on number of Big Data jobs postings on
Dice. Big Data experts with strong
skills and solid experience will have their pick of job opportunities.
Robert Half, a
staffing and employment agency, predicts that this year Big Data experts will see
a maximum increase in salary compared to other IT professionals. Big Data
Engineers would get 5.8 per cent more compared to what they got in 2016. Salaries
of Data Scientists are projected to increase by 6.4 per cent over 2016 salary
So, if you are an IT
professional looking forward to a career in Big Data, here are six exciting
jobs that you should consider:
Analyst: The jobs for a Big Data analyst is to analyze data systems, automate
retrieval of information from databases and compile reports. Though these
experts work in teams and collaborate with other professionals, they are
expected to be able to take reins and work independently whenever necessary.
Administrator: Big Database administrators are responsible for managing a company’s
database. Their daily tasks include handling updates and modifications and
maintaining safe backups. One trait
necessary to succeed as a database administrators is the ability to pay
attention to detail.
Scientist: Big Data scientists analyse raw data and uncover the message it
conveys. Understanding the message is critical for business leaders to be able
to take smart decisions. Data scientists need both technical skills and
business acumen to be able to understand the trends in the data and recommend
actions that could lead to business growth. Analytical thinking and business
sense are other must-haves to succeed in this job.
Architect: Big Data architects are responsible for designing database solutions
that cater to business directives. They
understand the design of the company’s database inside out. They work with big
data engineers to create data workflows that support business goals. A typical
characteristic of Data architects is the ability to think outside the box.
Manager: Database managers take care of operational, technological and financial aspects
of databases. The data team reports to a Database manager. This job is perfect
for tech geeks with leadership and people skills.
Engineer: The job of a Big Data engineer is to communicate the
expectations of business executives to Big Data scientists. They work with data
scientists to ensure that they put data to work in a way that achieves the
company’s objectives. This job is ideal for strong communicator with decent
knowledge of Big Data and business acumen.