Dice 2012 salary survey: Big salaries in Big Data
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