"Big Data" Skills Demanded for Human Resources

"Big data" is a hot topic and is reaching all aspects of a business - including in human resources. We wanted to see how many HR jobs ads require experience in data analytics. As it turns out, this is a fast-growing skill requirement for the HR field. In the past 60 days, there have been about 1,800 jobs advertised online that specify candidates should have good analytical skills. This is a 10% increase compared to the same 60-day period in 2012.

Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Data Analysis Skills

In addition, data analysis is commonly required at all levels and in all aspects of HR. Below are the 10 HR job titles that commonly require analytical skills. Job titles that are related to recruiting and general HR most commonly appear on this list. 5 are general HR, 4 are recruiting, and 1 is compensation related.  Also, there are a variety of experience, including interns, assistants, and specialist.

  1. Recruiter
  2. Human Resources Assistant
  3. Human Resources Coordinator
  4. Client Recruitment Specialist
  5. Compensation Analyst
  6. Recruiting Coordinator
  7. Human Resources Intern
  8. Acquisitions Specialist
  9. Human Resources Representative
  10. Senior Recruiter

These jobs are likely to be slightly harder than HR jobs that don't require strong analytical skills. The average HR job scores a 59 on our Hiring Scale (ranging from 1 to 99, with 99 being the hardest-to-fill conditions.) HR jobs with data analysis requirements score a 62 on the Hiring Scale. So, these jobs will be moderately difficult for employers to fill. Some of the best locations for sourcing this talent are currently Riverside (CA), Pittsburgh (PA), and Sacramento (CA).

Hiring Scale for Data Analysis in HR Jobs

Hiring Scale for Data Analysis in HR Jobs


Source: WANTED Analytics

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Comment by Megan Burkett on June 4, 2013 at 11:26pm

Timely post. I was just having this discussion. I consider myself an analyst who just happens to be in love with HR and the world of work so I am excited about this up-and-coming role in human resource. I think it will present some exciting learning opportunities for budding professionals.


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