A few weeks ago I examined the demographics of the predictive analytics market in regards to citizenship status. I found that as professionals progress in their careers, the number of workers on visas drops off significantly.

Visa status isn’t the only difference in junior and senior candidates. As I evaluate my internal database of over 7,000 predictive analytics candidates, I noticed that the number of women in quantitative professions decrease noticeably at around the 15 year mark.

gender analytics by experience



To give you a better idea of what the numbers look in candidates with less experience, here’s a breakdown of entry to mid-level candidates:


gender analytics entry by exp


The number of women in predictive analytics, and in the math and science fields in general, has always been much lower compared to men. Based on these data, we learn that life events such as starting a family may be a huge contributing factor in the drop off in women with more than 15 years of experience.

I will be sure to follow up with more interesting statistics about statisticians in the coming weeks and months, so look out for additional insights into the analytics market.


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