Information is key in an age of technology, with software and hardware advancing multiple sectors and industries. Data scientists utilise mathematics and computer science to analyse large amounts of data in order to generate insights that can be used to mitigate potential threats and outcomes as well as improve business functions.
What Kind of Skills do Data Scientists Need?
The specific skills that data scientists require vary by job type and sector, however at its core is a knowledge of programming or coding, mathematics, statistics and critical thinking.
Data Scientist Qualifications and Skills
Most data scientists have a degree or professional background within the fields of computer science, mathematics, Further Maths, engineering, physics, and statistics. They are usually proficient in:
SQL / Database Coding: SQL – Structured Query Language and NoSQL.
Analytical tools and SAS: such as Hadoop, Hive and Pig.
Cloud tools: Amazon S3.
Machine Learning and AI: Neural networks, reinforcement and adversarial learning, supervised and unsupervised machine learning, decision trees and logistic recession, Computer vision, recommendation engines and survival analysis.
Data Scientist Soft Skills
It is also important in this work climate that data scientists have an adept ability to communicate their findings to other departments such as marketing or the stakeholders of an organisation. Equally, a strong business acumen is important in identifying the challenges and opportunities that face a business.
What Industries do Data Scientists Work In?
Industry and Manufacture
Data Scientist Salaries
Junior data scientists – £25,000 to £30,000, rising to £45,000-£50,000
Experienced data scientists – £50,000 – 100,000 depending on the sector
Lead and chief data scientists – £90,000+
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