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53% Increase in new job Postings in Analytics: A Study by Analytics India Magazine and Jigsaw Academy

BANGALORE, November 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —

According to a recent study conducted by AIM & Jigsaw Academy, there has been a 53% increase in the number of new analytics job postings in India this year, as compared to the previous year. Analytics India Magazine (AIM), along with Jigsaw Academy, a prestigious name in India’s analytics education sector, has come up with a report on Jobs Study 2016, which is a result of extensive research on the analytics jobs scenario in the country.

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The report suggests an increase in the demand for professionals in the analytics industry. As per the report, 62% of analytics jobs need candidates with less than 5 years of experience. The study brings good news for freshers in the field as close to 18% jobs are for them. The study also brings various hiring trends across the cities with metros like Delhi and Bengaluru taking up the positions of being the major hubs for analytics jobs followed by Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai. Bengaluru alone accounts for 27% of analytics jobs.

Sector-wise, it accounts to 81% of analytics job opportunities existing in four sectors viz. Banking and Financial Services, E-commerce, Pharma/Healthcare, Energy & Utilities. Banking and Financial Services industry make up a good 42 percent of analytics job opportunities.

This study also covers other details such as education requirement by Analytics Jobs. Almost 44% of analytics job openings look for a B.E./ degree. Overall, 80% of all employers hire analytics professionals with either an engineering degree or a postgraduate degree.

Bhasker Gupta, CEO and Founder, Analytics India Magazine said, “Amidst the various trends in the industry, the one which can never fade away is the curiosity around the job scenario. And with numerous companies starting up in the analytics space, there has been a definite surge in the job opportunities. Be it big data expertise, data science know-how or any other analytics role, the industry is going to require a massive skilled manpower in various domains to meet up on these needs.”

He further added, “This in-depth analysis of the analytics job market covers every aspect of it and brings emerging top trends such as recruitment trends, educational qualifications, experience required, cities with maximum analytics job opportunities and much more.”

Gaurav Vohra, CEO and Co-founder of Jigsaw Academy commented, “At Jigsaw Academy we have been guiding data scientists through the process of growth and understanding. And our emphasis on business context and application of learning has helped graduates become job ready and be a great fit for the ever-growing diaspora of analytics companies in India.” He further continued, “This edition of the Analytics India Job Study provides a comprehensive coverage on the state of analytics in India, supplementing its contribution as a platform for the convergence of academics, industry and practitioners in a holistic Indian context.”

The various figures and data in the study quite evidently indicate a positive trend in terms of hiring in the analytics sector in India. The study validates upon a flourishing future that this industry has in store for professionals venturing out into the analytics domain.

Access the complete study here,

About Analytics India Magazine (AIM):  

AIM is India’s no.1 platform on analytics, data science and big data, dedicated to passionately championing and promoting the ecosystem in India. It was started in May 2012 by Bhasker Gupta with a vision to create a hub for thousands of analytics professionals across India. AIM is the pre-eminent source of news, information and analysis for the Indian analytics ecosystem, covering news, thought articles, research works and case studies. The website was established with the aim to evangelize analytics in India through healthy discussion and idea dissemination on next gen analytics within India. Visit AIM at

About Jigsaw Academy:  

Jigsaw, a prestigious name in India’s analytics education sector was started in 2011 by Gaurav Vohra and Sarita Digumarti. They were brought together by their shared passion for data and their belief in the power of analytics and Big Data to change the way not just industries, but individuals could work. They regard data science as a necessary life-skill, and their constant endeavour to improve how it is taught has been a consistent factor in what continues to distinguish Jigsaw Academy from other training providers. For more details visit Jigsaw Academy at

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Meghna Bhardwaj
Analytics India Magazine
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