A third of the UK’s larger organisations (employing 100 or more staff) – around 6,400 – will implement big data analytics programmes in the next five years, pushing the demand for big data specialists up by 243 per cent to 69,000, this report from E-skills UK and SAS reveals.
Some 90 per cent of firms believe they could achieve major or minor business benefits by raising the skills of their big data analytics users. Data and analytics skills is identified by them as most likely to generate the largest business benefits.
The report, the second of a series, is the first one of its kind to identify current and future adoption rates for big data by type and size of organisation in the UK with information supplied by 1,000 businesses across the country.
This report was been produced by e-skills UK on behalf of SAS UK. The findings presented within the report are the views of e-skills UK alone.
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Read part one of this study here.