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Graduates With Big Data Skills Are In High Demand

by Dashboard Insight, Dashboard InsightTuesday, December 17, 2013

But will they soon find themselves replaced by applications? Ben Sullivan explores the roles of data scientists and what it means for recent graduates:

As UK businesses look to exploit the massive explosion of big data to support evidence-based decisions relating to sales, it's becoming evermore apparent that they're going to need to hire staff with the right big data skills; data scientists.

This is good news for anyone studying data at university, as their skills will be in high demand and it's suggested that graduates will receive a starting salary of up to £32,000, which is a £6,500 head start on the average starting salary of £25,500.

Since 2011, university applications in the UK have fallen by 4.2%, as an increasing number of school leavers shun a university education in favour of apprenticeships or immediate employment. However, the Government's 'Strategy for UK Data Capability' published earlier this month recognises the need for Government strategy in this sector.

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Source: CBR

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