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10 Factors Determining Data Pro Salaries

O'Reilly Media's 4th annual survey of data professionals looks at tools, languages, gender, geographies, and a host of other factors that are predictors in terms of how much data workers can expect to earn. Where do you fit?
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Python and Spark skills contribute most to salary, according to the O'Reilly report. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you should run out and sign up for a course on either one of these, the report warned. 
'While the model we've explained is a good way to get an estimate for how much someone earns given a certain tool stack, it doesn't necessarily work as a good guide for which tool to learn next. The real question is whether a tool is useful for getting done what you need to get done,' the report said. 
'If you never have to analyze more data than can fit into memory on your local machine, you might not get any benefit -- much less a salary boost -- by using a tool that leverages distributed systems, for example.' 
(Image: NoDerog/iStockphoto)

Top Earning Tools

Python and Spark skills contribute most to salary, according to the O'Reilly report. But that doesn't necessarily mean that you should run out and sign up for a course on either one of these, the report warned.

"While the model we've explained is a good way to get an estimate for how much someone earns given a certain tool stack, it doesn't necessarily work as a good guide for which tool to learn next. The real question is whether a tool is useful for getting done what you need to get done," the report said.

"If you never have to analyze more data than can fit into memory on your local machine, you might not get any benefit -- much less a salary boost -- by using a tool that leverages distributed systems, for example."

(Image: NoDerog/iStockphoto)

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