SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InformationWeek Reports (http://reports.informationweek.com), a provider of peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. "Big Data Widens Analytic Talent Gap" provides full results and analysis from InformationWeek's recent 2012 U.S. IT Salary Survey of business intelligence, analytics and information management professionals, and highlights salary and job-related trends across this group. Nearly 700 business intelligence, analytics and information management professionals responded to the poll.
Our 2012 InformationWeek Salary Survey shows there's high demand for analytics experts and information management professionals who can ask the right questions and make use of vast and growing data stores. Total median compensation for business intelligence (BI) managers has increased to $135,000, compared with $121,000 in 2010. Median compensation for BI is up as well, at $95,000 vs. $88,000 two years ago.
- 66% of staff and 83% of managers are receiving, or expect to receive, a bonus in 2012.
- The No. 1 most-critical skill for staffers is analyzing data, cited by 78%; aligning business and technology goals is No. 1 for managers, at 81%.
- 49% of staff and 45% of managers say job or company stability is what matters most about their jobs, up from 42% and 40%, respectively, in 2011.
- 35% of information management professionals say documenting integration and data warehouse design, processes, and procedures consumes most of their time.
The report author, Doug Henschen, is executive editor of InformationWeek, where he covers the intersection of enterprise applications with information management, business intelligence, big data and analytics.
For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/166/8729/Professional+Development+and+Salary+Data/research-2012-it-salary-survey-bi-analytics.html?cid=rpt_press_rls
"Organizations are pushing for predictive insight, not just reporting on past performance, and that presents both a challenge and an opportunity," says Doug Henschen, executive editor of InformationWeek. "The challenge is taking advantage of a growing volume and variety of information while supporting faster decision-making. With the right people in place, skilled in the latest information-management and data-analysis techniques, businesses can seize market openings, avoid risks, or please customers before competitors recognize the opportunity."
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