97,000 analytics, data science jobs vacant in India: Study

Press Trust of India Mumbai | Updated on February 28, 2019

With more and more companies adopting analytics and data-based decision making has given rise to 45 per cent increase in jobs over last year, a study has revealed.

Close to 97,000 positions related to analytics and data science are currently vacant due to a dearth of qualified talent, which is 45 per cent over last year, a study done by online ed-tech company Great Learning said here.

“In the last few years, many large players have been forced to acqui-hire talent to keep the wind in their sails,” Hari Krishnan Nair, Great Learning’s co-founder, said.

The data for the study was gathered from leading job portals and through interactions with over 100 companies and survey with over 1,000 professionals from leading cities on employment trends, salary structure and their outlook towards tools and skills.

The study further said, a majority of these job openings are for junior level roles for candidates with less than five years of experience, which has widened the talent gap in the industry.

Opportunities for freshers have also increased with openings for them accounting for 21 per cent of analytics jobs, compared to 17 per cent last year, it said.

Published on February 28, 2019

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