How Long Should You Stay at Your Analytics Job?

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting Given the flurry of media attention surrounding Big Data, data science, and the Internet of Things, it’s no surprise that the hiring market is hotter than it’s ever been before, and with the plethora of opportunities available, one of the most… Read more »

Compensation of Data Scientists: Insights from the Past Year

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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 »

Not Just a Title: How to Identify a Data Scientist

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Update 2018: This post has been updated to reflect our most recent criteria from our 2018 data science salary study, released in May 2018.   After our much-debated blog post, 4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist, many readers were curious to know what criteria Burtch Works uses to identify data scientists, since the title itself… Read more »

4 Ways to Spot a Fake Data Scientist

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Editor’s Note, 2018: Even several years 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 (and updated for 2018) criteria that we use for our data science salary studies, which you can find here, if you’re… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Predictions – 2015 Analytics and Data Science Hiring Market

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Linda Burtch, Managing Director at Burtch Works | 30+ years’ experience in quantitative recruiting When I wrote my predictions for 2014 I wrote that thanks to Big Data, analytics has become inescapable, and looking now into 2015, I believe that statement more than ever. It’s not just analytics in the public eye either – data… Read more »

Burtch Works’ Best Advice on Interviews, Consulting, MBA’s, and More

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In the thousands of conversations that Burtch Works’ team of specialized recruiters have had with analytics and marketing research professionals, we’ve answered many questions about the recruiting process, career paths, and the hiring market. For this blog post, I asked our recruiters about the most common questions they answer on a daily basis, and how… Read more »

State of the Marketing Research Hiring Market 2014

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As part of my guest blogger series, the Burtch Works marketing research team will be sharing some of their articles previously published in AMA magazine. In April they published the following article on the state of the market, who’s hiring, and which skills researchers need to stay competitive. You can also check out a video on the AMA site… Read more »

Job Market Explodes For Quantitative Students

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With the market for quantitative candidates continuing to gain momentum, Burtch Works spoke with Jennifer Priestley, Professor of Statistics and Data Science at Kennesaw State University – and friend of Burtch Works – about the job market for quantitative students, the  beginnings of her MS in Applied Statistics program, and her thoughts on SAS vs…. Read more »