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1000 jobs for BigData Analytics posted in 1 week !!

I teach a BigData Analytics course in Bangalore and I routinely check up for jobs that exist in this domain on ( is the no.1 job site in the country). You must be hearing about BigData , Cloud technologies and Analytics being the ‘hottest’ jobs of the century.

Quoting Harvard Business Review ,” Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.

So who is a Data Scientist?

It’s a high-ranking professional with the training and curiosity to make discoveries in the world of big data. The title has been around for only a few years. (It was coined in 2008 by one of us, D.J. Patil, and Jeff Hammerbacher, then the respective leads of data and analytics efforts at LinkedIn and Facebook.) But thousands of data scientists are already working at both start-ups and well-established companies. Their sudden appearance on the business scene reflects the fact that companies are now wrestling with information that comes in varieties and volumes never encountered before. If your organization stores multiple petabytes of data, if the information most critical to your business resides in forms other than rows and columns of numbers, or if answering your biggest question would involve a “mashup” of several analytical efforts, you’ve got a big data opportunity.”

Looking into Naukri, I keyed in “bigdata analytics jobs” and 4025 jobs got listed . Wow !! this is phenomenal. How many jobs got loaded last week ? The search results were 967 jobs .Errr… 1k jobs got created in a week ? So how many in a day ? An unbelievable 230 jobs were less than 1 day old (20th Feb 2014 , 1:36 pm) .

Clearly , India has a huge demand for BigData Analytics professionals .

The next question which leaps’ to the mind is – How does the salary picture look?

  • 33% jobs (approx.) pay >10 Lakhs per annum
  • 21% jobs (approx.) pay >15 Lakhs per annum
  • 3% jobs (approx.) pay >25 Lakhs per annum


Compare these numbers to Sales jobs:-

  • 17% jobs (approx.) pay >10 Lakhs per annum
  • 10% jobs (approx.) pay >15 Lakhs per annum
  • 3% jobs (approx.) pay >25 Lakhs per annum


On an average, BigData Analytics jobs pay better!!

The premium perhaps , is because of the rare nature of the skill .

Why do I call BigData analytics a skill ? ‘Cause it is an amalgamation of coding (R , Hadoop etc.), learning new technologies which are ever changing (Apache Hadoop etc.) , statistics and business. All these elements will be part of the job of the Data Scientist. To find the correct mix of attitude and skillsets will not be easy.

It is also true that this area of work has a lot of new things happening, a lot of excitement as a part of the work. And will draw the ‘forever student at heart’.

What is encouraging is the amount of online help and forums that exist and are populated every minute. There is always someone out there to help you when your boss may not be able to – just because these technologies are so new. This solidarity is a boon and forms the backbone for learning and working on these technologies .

Do technology graduates have an edge in these jobs ? Of course you need to be tech savvy , but only technology cannot be reason you take this job . At the end, it will boil down to your belief that data can help business make the very best decisions .

IF you are looking for ways to become a BigData Analytics professional , do look up our course at and reach out to us at 08880002200 / +91 7760673602 .


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  1. vidhya K

    Jul 17, 2014


    I am the beginner of Hadoop and MongoDB.Very much interested in analytics.
    I am struggling to choose Hadoop based projects .Kindly suggest me.

  2. prashant m

    Feb 27, 2014


    call me on 9867845470 i am interested in Hadoop … and i have few questions..

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