What Are the Average Salaries for Big Data Developers? [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 4, 2014
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Big Data has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting fields in IT.  In fact, many IT executives and technical recruiters agree that Big Data is among the top jobs of 2014 along with mobile, cloud and security.  As the applications for Big Data grow, so too does the number of jobs in the space.  A recent study found that for every 1 job-seeker in the Big Data sector there are 3.6 jobs available. The individuals who specialize in big-data related languages such as NoSQL and R earn some of the highest salaries in IT.

Big Data has emerged as one of the most promising and exciting fields in IT.  In fact, many IT executives and technical recruiters agree that Big Data is among the top jobs of 2014 along with mobile, cloud and security.  As the applications for Big Data grow, so too does the number of jobs in the space.  A recent study found that for every 1 job-seeker in the Big Data sector there are 3.6 jobs available. The individuals who specialize in big-data related languages such as NoSQL and R earn some of the highest salaries in IT.

Analytical dashboards are becoming more valuable for businesses because of their ability to help visualize the data spot trends that will influence businesses decisions.  So how is Big Data being put to use? Five of the most important dashboards made available by Big Data that businesses are taking advantage of today are:

1. Marketing Dashboards
Track leads, conversions, marketing channel output and branding and engagement statistics.

2. Finance and Cash Flow Dashboards
Finance and cash flow dashboards help businesses stay on top of their numbers.  Data pulled from finance, accounting, taxation and other monetary aspects of the business and displayed visually in one place help business decision makers make informed decisions based on the numbers.

3. Project Management Dashboards
There’s always work to be done.  Project management dashboards help business and keep track of and prioritize clients, projects, tasks and more.  There are many solutions both simple and complex depending on the business needs.

4. Human Resources Dashboards
Human resources are critical to effective business growth. Knowing how much time is spent on acquiring talent in your business is crucial to planning for the future.  Human resources dashboards help track this type of data so that businesses allocating the proper amount of resources to HR tasks.

5. Customer Support Dashboards
Customer support has always been one of the most important aspects of business.  Making use of customer support data helps businesses improve their services, products and customer relations by learning how well turn-around times, escalations and customer requests are managed.

It’s starting to become increasingly clear that, regardless of the industry you’re in, storing and leveraging any data that’s reasonable to collect can give you a serious competitive edge by eliminating the guesswork from decision-making. Therefore, if you are a Big Data scientist or Analyst there is sufficient work for you as well as a nice paycheck waiting for you at the end of each month. This infographic, which was developed by Randstad USA, shows some of these salaries.

 

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This article originally appeared on Datafloq.