Burning Glass Technologies, a labor market analytics firm, structured the data discovery for the US jobs market. Their task was to build a portrait of demand for skills in data science and analytics. Burning Glass mined over 26.9 million job postings from 2015, the latest full year of available data, to identify:
- Key roles that comprise the data science and analytics job ecosystem
- 300+ analytical skills requested in the labor market
- Occupations that commonly require a mix of these skills
- A jobs category for each occupation to see which types of jobs people could expect to get with a certain level of education and skill
The data set represents 2.3 million US job postings, where employers are seeking candidates with data science and analytics skills. However, it doesn’t include hidden markets, unposted positions or gig economy jobs. It doesn’t factor for automation of routine tasks. A sixth jobs category, the analytics manager, is not shown. This jobs category represents 1.7% of data science and analytics jobs.