Research from e-skills UK, sponsored by SAS, suggests demand for big data analysts will double over the next five years.
The research report also said growth in the adoption of new technologies such as NoSQL and Hadoop has been dramatic during 2012, with associated demand increases of 295% and 210% respectively.
Findings also included that there were around 4,000 job openings for big data professionals during each quarter of 2012 and in the last five years there has been 35,000 advertised vacancies for big data staff.
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