11 Oct Want More Out Of Your Data? Top Five Tech Positions To Hire For In 2017
In today’s tech-driven marketplace, the companies winning new customers and expanding rapidly recognize IT departments as innovation centers that implement enhanced revenue-generation strategies. A fully developed technology team is an essential investment. Over the past few years, the importance of data has intensified. Companies are now relying on actionable insights uncovered from this information to determine a majority of business-related decisions.
After 13 years of working in the IT and tech staffing world, I have seen the impact that effective, data-driven tech teams — focused on streamlining and automating cross-departmental data and collaboration — have on the success of an organization. If you’re looking to expand your business and drive growth through data analysis, here are the top five technology roles that you should be hiring for:
Data analysis is the hottest skill set in tech right now, which is why it’s no surprise that data scientists are the most in-demand role for large enterprises. It was also ranked No. 1 on Glassdoor’s 50 Best Jobs in America report. These experts net some of the highest salaries in tech thanks to their invaluable role, which primarily consists of analyzing large stores of data to identify problems, solutions and opportunities. Salaries for data scientists are in the $130K to $210K range, according to our 2017 Salary Outlook research.
These are the go-to experts you rely on to collect, clean and validate your company’s data to present the key findings to partners, investors and clients. The prioritization of hiring these experts points to the overall trend of companies of all sizes in various industries recognizing and investing in the value of their data stores.