Burtch Works Blog

With more activity in the research landscape than ever before, Linda Burtch and the rest of the Burtch Works team always have something to say about this rapidly shifting field. Check back often for our top career advice, new flash survey results, and expert opinions on changes in the market that could affect your career or company.

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The following is an excerpt from our newly released data science salary study, to download the full report with more detailed compensation data, demographic information, and how data science salaries compare to predictive analytics salaries, click here. We are pleased to present our update to the first-of-its-kind 2014 report, The Burtch Works Study: Salaries of… Read more »

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Check out the updated results in our latest 2017 SAS, R, or Python survey and find out which tool data scientists and predictive analytics pros really prefer! The topic of SAS vs. R is hotly-debated everywhere, from Reddit forums to LinkedIn groups to around the water cooler with your data analytics team, with no clear… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting We all know that the demand for quantitative professionals has been increasing as of late, but we wanted to know: how many data science and analytics teams are actually hiring this year? In an attempt to quantify the demand, we sent… Read more »

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Editor’s Note, 2016: Even a year after publication, this blog post continues to generate a fair amount of traffic and discussion, with many asking what our complete criteria are for discerning who is a data scientist. We posted the complete criteria that we use for our data science salary studies, which you can find here, if you’re interested. Linda Burtch, Managing… Read more »

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About 18 months ago (in August 2013) we conducted a “flash survey” of our network of over 10,000 analytics professionals and data scientists to determine how often they were approached by recruiters on LinkedIn, and how often they responded to recruiters’ requests. The results, while interesting, also hinted at a larger problem within “Big Data… Read more »

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting As I stated a few weeks ago in my 2015 Predictions blog post: there has never been a better time to be a Quant looking for a job. With all the media attention, companies are scrambling to board the data analytics… Read more »