Infoworld published a non scientific research on the hottest new jobs in IT and Data scientists and Cloud architects made it in the top 6.
About data scientists:
According to Norman Nie, CEO of Revolution Analytics, data science jobs will require workers with a spectrum of skills, from entry-level data cleaners to the high-level statisticians, yielding a range of opportunities for newcomers to the field. As the business world gets increasingly social, the demand for people to plumb the depths of all that social networking clickstream data will only increase. The cliché going around is that “data is the new oil.” A career in refining that raw material sounds like a good bet.
In addition to establishing and managing a private cloud infrastructure, Ron Gula, CEO of Tenable Network Security, says cloud architects will increasingly need to be experts in choosing public cloud services. “When you get into the nuances of SLAs, you become less of an IT person and more of a lawyer,” says Gula. The ultimate goal is the hybrid cloud, where cloud architects and business management decide which cloud services make the most sense to run internally and which should be farmed out on a pay-per-use basis.
Original title and link: Data Scientist and Cloud Architect: The 6 Hottest New Jobs in IT (NoSQL database©myNoSQL)