Financial Pulse: Sexiest Job On Earth…Data Analyst?

Data Analysts Sexiest Job of 21 Century Adaptive Planning CPM & BIYou read it right. According to CNBC, Data Analyst is not only the “sexiest” job in the U.S., or even the sexiest job of 2013 overall. Data Analyst is the sexiest job of the 21st century. Tech geeks rejoice!

According to Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks, an Adaptive Planning customer and one of the most innovative, fastest-growing companies worldwide, Data Analyst is one of the most sought-after positions in today’s market.

Here’s part of what Bearden told Chris Morris of CNBC back in June, 2013.

“The desire on the enterprise side to find truly qualified data scientists has resulted in almost open headcount. It’s probably the biggest imbalance of supply and demand that I’ve ever seen in my career.” — Rob Bearden, CEO, Hortonworks

For those working within or keeping up with today’s tech industry, the desire for Data Analysts should come as no surprise.

Back in 2010, former Google CEO Eric Schmidt asserted that, “Every two days we now create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization until 2013.”Data Analyst Adaptive Planning CPM & BI Visual Analytics Adaptive Discovery

Big data growth has only sped-up since then, creating demand for new types of workers and solutions. In Q3, 2013, TDWI released the “Data Visualization and Discovery for Better Business Decisions,” report, detailing the explosion of visual analytics tools like Adaptive Discovery, which debuted in 2012 as part of the Adaptive Planning CPM & BI cloud-based suite.

It also created demand for data analysts. And many believe the demand for both will only accelerate from here. So if you already have a top-tier data analyst on your team, treat them well. Get a sexy solution to match their desirable role. View a live demo of Adaptive Discovery today.

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