As a first-ever initiative in our space, we are proud to publish and host the Big Data Jobs Index which is powered by icrunchdata. Here you can find the latest industry job statistics and future job trends for high growth categories in the United States. This provides a benchmark estimate for visualizing the present state and future job growth trends for Big Data jobs, Analytics, Data Science, Hadoop and Statistics job categories.
Big Data refers to the immense amount of data collected and analyzed from every imaginable device and business in our modern culture, and has fueled one of the most hyper-growth niches of employment in a century. Some sources predict that by 2017, Big Data will create 4.4 million Technology jobs globally, of which 1.9 million will be in the United States. Needless to say, there is a shortage of skilled talent in the industry to support this demand, which creates incredible career opportunities for the highly skilled icrunchdata community.