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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 showing no signs of slowing, rumors of their lucrative salaries have spread throughout the business world. We spoke with hundreds of the data scientists in our database, and released our 2018 study as the latest update in our series of annual industry reports that began in 2014. Download our 2018 report for the latest 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, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 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 2017 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.

SAS, R, or Python: Which do Analytics & Data Science Pros Prefer?

In an attempt to quantify the tool preferences of Burtch Works’ network and how they change, each year we’ve asked data scientists and analytics professionals 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 several years! Read all about the 2018 results here.

What Trends are Marketing Researchers Excited About?

Our recruiters have conversations with hundreds of research and insights professionals about their careers and how the field is changing. So, we asked out network to tell us which developing research trends they’re interested in.

What Motivates Data Scientists & Analytics Pros to Change Jobs?

Which factors are the most important to data scientists and analytics professionals considering a job change? We surveyed hundreds of professionals and examined how their responses vary by years’ experience, region, and gender.

2018 Machine Learning Flash Survey Results

With machine learning techniques taking the analytics world by storm, we asked our network about how they’re using machine learning at work and looked at how this varies by industry.

How Many Analytics Pros & Data Scientists are Changing Jobs?

Is the data science & analytics hiring market settling down? We’ve been examining our network for the past few years to find how many professionals are changing jobs, as well as their average tenure, and this year the results were surprising.

Job Change & Tenure Data for Marketing Researchers

Our analysis of marketing researchers found that professionals are being more deliberate about their career choices. See how many changed jobs in 2017 as well as their average tenure.

2017 Update: 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 to map the distribution of salary increases increases and examine the increases by job level.

Who Ultimately Uses Data Science & Analytics Work?

With more companies investing in their quantitative teams, how do they make use of these resources? We teamed up with the experts at DataScience to see who ultimately uses data science and analytics work and how this varies by industry.

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.

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.

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Career Resources

For more career resources, including our blog posts, webinar recordings, whitepapers, and studies, for our specialty areas of data science, analytics, and marketing research, see our Career Resource Center.