Fast on the heels of an earlier blog post highlighting the importance of open source in enterprise IT recruiting, this data from Dice.com’s annual salary survey was released. Money quote:
Out of the big three, mobile, cloud and data, there's one that is having a disproportionate impact on salaries - it's big data. Salaries reported by those who regularly use Hadoop, NoSQL, and Mongo DB are all north of $100,000. By comparison, average salaries for technologies closely associated with cloud and virtualization are just under $90,000 and mobile salaries are closer to $80,000.
...We've heard it's a fad, heard it's hyped and heard it's fleeting, yet it's clear that data professionals are in demand and well paid,â€œ said Alice Hill, Managing Director of Dice.com. ...Tech professionals who analyze large data streams and strategically impact the overall business goals of a firm have an opportunity to write their own ticket. The message to employers? If you have a talented data team, hold on tight or learn the consequences of a lift-out.â€œ