May 14, 2013 – There are nearly 600,000 big data jobs out there, creating a “hyper growth niche” career field that is ramping up demand for analytics officials more than all else, according to IT career resources website icrunchdata.

With numerous estimates on big data-related hiring at approximately 4 million new jobs by 2015, half of which would be in the U.S., icrunchdata published what it’s calling the first industry index specifically attuned to big data jobs. Under six categories connected to big data hiring, icrunchdata estimated there to be 598,510 jobs, according to information the firm has pulled together from various job posting sites and divided using a proprietary algorithm that’s scrubbed and deduplicated nightly. 

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