Big data is creating 4.5 million jobs by 2016 and it has scope to create more jobs in future also. There are few phrases associated with big data including ‘business’, ‘opportunity’, ‘future’, ‘jobs’ and sadly ‘skill gap’ too. Big data is the backbone of future as there is a need to fill the skill gap between the requirement and existing skills. Opportunities are pouring on trained professionals in the field of big data. There is a mix of jobs like IT, statistics and data analysis jobs available for qualified professionals. Professionals who have upgraded their skills and ramp up their knowledge may have huge opportunities in big data.
According to the Mckinsey report there will be a shortage of between 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills, and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts who can leverage data analysis to make effective decisions for their organizations. To overcome this skill gap number online training institutes are offering online courses featuring big data as a main course. Online education service providers are offering online big data courses through virtual rooms enabling professionals to learn and understand HDFS, Pig and Hive for ETL, and data warehousing. The main objective behind this programme is to make big data learning simpler even for somebody with a non-programming background, the course provides insights on how to work with Big Data and Hadoop. Professionals with 2-5 years experience also enrolling for these courses across basics of big data, platforms of Hadoop and Spark to NoSql databases like MongoDB and Cassandra. The trainers have a good 4-5 years of experience working with big data in large companies such as HP and Accenture.
While, companies are looking for the multi skilled professionals who have spectrum of skills and who can contribute at multiple stages of the process like analysis, visualisation, databases, data processing and querying. Companies looking for the people who have big data skill sets and able to analyse & visualize the data with strong skill expertise in other tools like R and Tableau.