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Big Data Talent War: 10 Analytics Job Trends

A gap is emerging among data-savvy professionals, with big-data-analysis and predictive skills trumping routine business-intelligence and information-management talents.

There's a war on to attract and retain business intelligence (BI) and information management (IM) professionals. That much is clear from the BI, analytics, and IM version of our annual InformationWeek IT Salary Survey, Big Data Widens Analytic Talent Gap.

For years, our salary surveys have reported BI and IM professionals to be at or near the top of the IT salary spectrum. Results are much the same in our 2012 survey, though the gap between management and staff salaries has widened. The median BI staff base salary is $90,000, up from $85,000 in 2011. The median BI management salary is $119,000, up from $110,000 last year. Data integration/data warehousing salaries are even higher, at $97,000 for staff and $120,000 for managers, compared with 2011 salaries of $98,000 and $118,000, respectively.



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