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.

Supply and demand for big data experts in the United States from 2008 to 2018

Number of jobs/skilled employees in thousands
Employment numbers in 2008150
Estimated supply in 2018300
Estimated demand in 2018*440
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Sources

Release date

June 2011

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

Supplementary notes

* The source projects a minimum of 440,000 jobs and a maximum of 490,000.

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