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Harnham Data and Analytics Salary Guide Finds Data Professionals Continue to Thrive Despite COVID-19

Annual survey and report find increased job security and shifting career priorities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Data and analytics recruitment firm Harnham today released the company’s ninth edition of their Data and Analytics Salary Guide. The annual report reveals average salaries, an analysis of the latest hiring, workplace, and technological trends, and how the industry can continue to drive progress in the world of data and analytics.

The most interesting and notable finding to emerge from this data is that, despite the huge drops in employment and the immense worries around job security over the past three months, 81 percent of respondents felt as or more secure in their roles than they did a year ago. This suggests businesses are more reliant on data professionals than ever before.

Other key findings include:

  • Active Job Market – The data and analytics job market continues to move quickly, with respondents only remaining in their roles for an average of 2¼ years. Additionally, 80 percent are either actively looking for a new role or open to the right opportunity.
  • Gender Diversity – The number of female data professionals continues to increase, now making up 27 percent of the industry.
  • Flexible Working – Businesses offering flexible working conditions grew from 64 percent to 80 percent even prior to COVID-19, suggesting “the new normal” of remote and flexible working was already a way of life.
  • Career Priorities – Data professionals have seen shifting priorities in the wake of COVID-19. When seeking a new role, respondents prioritize career progression over salary increases, as well as an emphasis on job security and working for a stable and growing business.

Harnham’s Data and Analytics Salary Guide includes input from more than 3,000 global professionals, an analysis of the 1,000+ job placements made by Harnham over the last year, and a review of worldwide job views to convey a clear understanding of the market. In the wake of COVID-19, the report includes a special dedicated section on the impact the pandemic has had on the data and analytics space as the industry has had to adjust to “the new normal.”

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