Supply and demand for big data experts in the United States from 2008 to 2018 (in 1,000s)

Big data: talent supply and demand in the U.S. 2008-2018 Big data analysis is a growing market, however the number of fully skilled professionals in this area doesn't appear to be growing at a suitable pace to match demand. This source estimates that by 2018 demand will be up to around 440,000 jobs, while supply will be limited to just 300,000 skilled workers.
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Number of jobs/skilled employees in thousands
Employment numbers in 2008150
Estimated supply in 2018300
Estimated demand in 2018*440
Number of jobs/skilled employees in thousands
Employment numbers in 2008150
Estimated supply in 2018300
Estimated demand in 2018*440
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Big data analysis is a growing market, however the number of fully skilled professionals in this area doesn't appear to be growing at a suitable pace to match demand. This source estimates that by 2018 demand will be up to around 440,000 jobs, while supply will be limited to just 300,000 skilled workers.
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Release date
June 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
2011
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* The source projects a minimum of 440,000 jobs and a maximum of 490,000.
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