New Delhi, Feb 23 (PTI) Analytics and Big Data sector is on a roll and is expected to see robust hiring and handsome pay packets as startups and established firms look to attract talented data scientists, says a report.
Unlike large companies, which pay around Rs 9.6 lakhs, Indian startups are willing to pay over Rs 10.8 lakhs per annum to attract the best talent in the analytics industry, according to the Analytics and Big Data Salary Report 2016 by Jigsaw Academy and Analytics Vidhya. The analytics and big data sector has seen a consistent growth over the last five years despite an increasingly uncertain global outlook and the market for advanced analytics is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.2 per cent and big data at a CAGR of 26.4 per cent.
Kolkata seems a clear winner for analysts in terms of earnings as they enjoy a better quality of life there than in other cities. The average pay for analysts in Kolkata is projected to be Rs 9.35 lakhs per annum.
According to the report, analysts get the biggest jump in salaries once they have clocked 5 years in the industry and can expect a raise of up to 70 per cent with an average pay of Rs 12.3 lakhs per annum.