During January 2012, more than 18,000 job ads were posted online that required data analysis skills, according to WANTED Analytics™ (http://www.wantedanalytics.com), the leading source of real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. With the amount of data generated by businesses growing every year, hiring demand for employees to analyze and utilize this information is increasing across business functions. Overall, the volume of job ads in January 2012 increased 35% compared to January 2011 and about 75% versus the same month in 2010.
Computer Systems Analysts, Management Analysts, and Market Research Analysts were the three occupations that most commonly required this critical skill set. Computer Systems Analysts saw the most job ads with data analysis requirements – more than 3,600 jobs were posted online during January at a 45% year-over-year increase. Other positions with high-demand for analytical skills were Software Engineers, Industrial Engineers, and Operations Research Analysts. All of these occupations experienced an increase in hiring demand when compared to January 2011.