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Data Scientists Flooding Field, Salaries Leveling Off, Report Says

The long-lasting hunt for elusive data science skills has brought new recruits flooding into the field, according to new research, resulting in salaries finally beginning to level off for what has been termed the "sexiest job" of the century and "best job" in America.

Data Scientists Love Jobs, Dislike What They Do Most: Clean Data

Paradoxically, data scientists love their jobs overall but dislike what they do most, cleaning and organizing data, according to a new survey of those lucky enough to have the "sexiest job of the 21st century."

Developers Reveal What It Takes To Hire Them

Simple things like introducing job-seekers to the dev teams they might be working with and ditching the brain-teaser approach can help enterprises hire the best coding talent, according to a new hiring guide based on the voices of developers themselves.

Survey: Desktop Development Is Most Popular, Pays Well

No. 1 takeaway from poll of 21,000-plus developers? "Desktop development is still the most-popular place to be, attracting 50 percent of professional developers, and making money for them too."

High Demand and Salaries for Apache Cassandra, Other NoSQL Skills

The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.

Nonprofit Dev Group Launches Workforce Initiative To Support Coders

The nonprofit Application Developers Alliance is leading a wide-ranging campaign to increase the size, expertise and understanding of the developer workforce, which it sees as a crucial resource for enterprise success in the digital age.

Developers' No. 1 Worry? Being Replaced by Artificial Intelligence

Developer-related research company Evans Data Corp. is out with new research revealing the fear of being replaced by artificial intelligence is the No. 1 worrisome concern of developers.

Dev Pay: San Francisco Not So Hot After Cost of Living Factored In

The allure of high software engineer salaries in San Francisco might not be so appealing after the area's incredibly high cost of living is factored in, according to a study from careers company Hired Inc. (but it's the best place to start out a career).

Firms Provide Freebies for Big Data Students

That pesky Big Data skills shortage apparently isn't going away soon, judging from a rash of new free training resources for students offered up by vendors including MapR Technologies, Databricks and Quoble.

Open Source Tech Dominates Top Paying Skills

Cloud and Big Data tech skills still pay off the most, according to the latest salary survey from careers site Dice.com, with open source technologies dominating the 2015 list.

So You Want To Become a Data Scientist?

So you want to become a data scientist? And why wouldn't you? Careers site Glassdoor just named it the "best job in America" for 2016. So we decided to talk to a real-life data scientist to find out what the job's all about and how to become one.

HackerRank: Solve a Coding Challenge, Get a Job Interview

HackerRank has released a new mobile app that lets developers solve a coding challenge to apply for a job, with the guarantee of a response from prospective employers within five days.

What Are the Most-Wanted Data Science Skills for 2016?

Data science crowdsourcing specialist CrowdFlower Inc. set out to determine what skills are most coveted by employers seeking to hire data scientists, finding an exceptionally strong demand for SQL.

Study Investigates Millionaire Mobile App Developers

How many millionaire mobile app developers are out there? New research seeking to answer that question reportedly dispels some "myths" about the profitability of mobile app development, contradicting other studies that paint a bleak picture of developer income levels.

Big Data Skills Getting Harder to Find

As if the much-publicized skills shortage wasn't hindering enterprise Big Data efforts enough, new research from a staffing firm indicate the analytics jobs are getting even harder to fill.

Analyst Predicts Huge Growth in Dev Teams, Focus on Talent

Enterprise developers -- already sitting in a pretty good spot -- are becoming so critical to business success in the age of "digital transformation" that research firm IDC said getting and keeping top dev talent should be a main priority for company CEOs next year.

Facebook Promotes Computer Science and Programming Diversity in New Initiative

Facebook this week unveiled TechPrep, an initiative to promote computer science and programming as a career option for underrepresented people such as Blacks, Hispanics and women by providing information and resources targeting parents, guardians and learners.

Survey Reveals How to Keep Mobile Devs Happy

Organizations wanting to retain their hard-to-find, pricey mobile app developers received some guidance from a new global survey that revealed their chief complaints are inflexible work conditions, too little time to do too much work and unrealistic expectations.

Tech Hiring Stays Red-Hot -- Except for Web Devs

It's great to be a developer these days, as reports continually point to strong demand, great salaries and low unemployment, and the latest quarterly report from careers site Dice.com bears that out -- except for the Web guys, that is.

Report Details Most Lucrative Data Skills

Packt Publishing has come out with a new survey detailing the money-making skills that pay off the most in the data science and business intelligence industries. Short answer: R and Python -- and get ready to deal with the Internet of Things.

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