- $150-billion IT sector has seen major upheavals in past few months
- Big Data professionals ruled the roost when it came to hiring in 2016
- Demand for R and Python have spiked as compared to last year
IT professionals can increase their salaries by up to a third through analytics upskilling, according to the 2017 Trends Reports published by online education portal Jigsaw Academy and Analytics Vidhya, a forum of analytics professionals in India.
While Big Data professionals ruled the roost when it came to hiring in 2016, machine learning has emerged as the most sought after skill in 2017, the reportsaid. The shift has been spurred by a greater need for artificial intelligence of which machine learning forms a big part. The trend report noted that a combination of Big Data and machine learning skills ensures being recruited with a sizable pay package.
Source: Analytics Vidhya
The report also said IT workers with the ability to work with multiple software tools command a higher salary. The demand for R (a popular data analytics tool) and Python has spiked as compared to last year, indicating the arrival of open source tools as the top and best paying skills to have, the report added.
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