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At Burtch Works, we are committed to our responsibility as a conduit of information to the analytics and marketing research communities. Not only do we expand the breadth and depth of our industry knowledge with original research, but we have made all our research available to you, for free.

From our unique vantage point on the hiring market, we bring you unparalleled data about salaries and talent movement to help you make the best choices for your career and your team.

Know your market value. Extend compelling offers. Maximize your potential.

Download all of our groundbreaking salary studies here or contact us for more information.

The Burtch Works Studies

With never-before-seen compensation data and demographics for some of today’s hottest fields, our Burtch Works Studies hold critical information for both job seekers and employers. Download the studies here, or view key insights from each study on the Original Research Page.

Data Scientists

With the demand for these elusive, four-leaf clovers of the analytics world escalating at a rapid pace, rumors of their lucrative salaries spread throughout the business world. We spoke with hundreds of the data scientists in our database, and released our 2016 report, which was then featured in Forbes. Download our 2016 report for complete salary data for data scientists across the country.

Predictive Analytics Professionals

By mid-2013, the Big Data phenomenon had taken the business world by storm: analytics professionals across the country were wrangling exponentially growing data sets, and salaries were increasing as the demand for rigorous quantitative skills quickly outpaced the talent pool. With leaders everywhere struggling to make competitive offers and professionals unaware of their value in the market, we conducted the first-ever Burtch Works Study to finally quantify the salary bands for predictive analytics professionals. While the original study was released in 2013, we also released updated reports in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Download the most up-to-date salary and demographics for this skilled group of professionals here.

Marketing Research Professionals

As companies everywhere began making more data-driven decisions, they turned to the masters of consumer insights – marketing researchers – to lead the way. Hiring was accelerating, and with both clients and candidates searching for a clear picture of where salary bands were in every industry and location, we released our salary study dedicated to these storytellers of the data boom. Download our 2016 report for the latest salary and demographics for this exceptional group.

Additional/Other Research

We are constantly striving to quantify topics of interest to the analytics and research communities. By conducting “flash surveys” and other research of our wide network, and partnering with research firms, we provide the hiring market insights you need to know now. Learn more about our surveys below, or contact us to learn more.

How Analytics Hiring Varies by Industry

The quantitative hiring market is hot, but how does hiring vary by industry? We asked hiring managers and HR partners what their hiring intentions were, and the results showed that while hiring continues, whether teams are expanding, backfilling, or cutting back depends on the industry. Find out where your industry stands here.

SAS, R, or Python Flash Survey: Which do Analytics Pros Prefer?

In an attempt to quantify the preferences of Burtch Works’ network, we ask analytics professionals each year whether they prefer to use SAS or R, adding Python as an option in 2016. We then further analyze the results to discover how preferences vary by years of experience, education level, industry, and region. This flash survey always garners a surge of interest across the analytics community, and it has been interesting to watch the results change over the past three years! Read all about the 2016 results here.

How Much Do Salaries Increase When Changing Jobs?

Whether you’re planning a career move or planning your firm’s recruiting and retention strategy, it helps to know what salary increase predictive analytics might stand to gain when changing jobs. We examined our network of predictive analytics professionals, and mapped the distribution of salary increases increases as well as examining the increases by job level.

Analytics Pros and Perks Flash Survey

With companies all vying for top talent, many use cool perks and benefits as a recruiting tool. Which perks are the most common? And how long are quantitative professionals working? We asked our network for their input and the results were very interesting.

How Many Quants are Changing Jobs + Average Tenure

How hot is the hiring market for predictive analytics professionals? We examined our network to find how many changed jobs in 2014 versus 2015, as well as their average tenure.

LinkedIn Recruiting Flash Survey

How often are professionals being contacted about new job opportunities? How open are they to discussing possibilities even if they aren’t looking to change jobs? Burtch Works took flash surveys of our network in 2013 and 2015 to ask these questions and track changes, and compiled the results in a special report that you can view here.

Job Seeker Flash Survey

It’s been said that analytics professionals are most motivated by intellectual curiosity. To see if this would drive their career aspirations we took another flash survey of the Burtch Works network. We asked participants what their top two motivating factors would be if they were to change jobs.See what they said and review the full results on our blog.

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Career Resources

For more career resources, such as our Young Analytics Professionals series of whitepapers, and our analytics and data science careers webinars, see our Career Resource Center.