Data & Analytics Job Postings Are Up 18%

According to the latest data from Emsi, the number of unique job postings from companies in the U.S. looking to hire a data analyst, data scientist, data engineer, analytics manager/director or Chief Data Officer jumped 18% month-over-month in February to a total of 31,495 job postings, up from 26,611 job postings in January this year.

This is the highest level of demand for data & analytics talent we’ve seen in the last two yearsup 98% from 2021.

Good News for Job Seekers

For job seekers this is great news. It means that whether you are considering a career in the field of data & analytics or you are very experienced, there are more opportunities for you than ever before!

Not So Good News for Employers

However, for employers looking to hire people with data skills this increase presents a serious challenge. Given that the unemployment rate is now 3.8%, which is the lowest level in two years, and demand for data and analytics talent is at its highest level in two years, companies that want to remain competitive, but don’t adjust their hiring tactics accordingly may have an even harder time filling data & analytics positions than in the past.

If you are one of the thousands of companies looking to hire people with data skills, this means you may have to be even more aggressive/creative in your search efforts, more generous with salaries and benefits, faster to make offers, and more thoughtful about your culture, management practices and retention strategies.

Where the Jobs Are (vs. Remote)

Regarding where these jobs are located, it is not surprising that the states with the most data & analytics job postings are also the biggest states by population, starting with California, which leads the pack with 4,543, followed by:

  • Texas – 2,842
  • New York – 1,621
  • Virginia – 1,503
  • Illinois – 1,466

What is surprising, though, is that while the number of remote-friendly data & analytics job postings rose 30% (up 246% from 2021), only 8,387 of the total stated they were open to a remote work situation, or about 26.6%.

Only 26.6% of data & analytics jobs posted in February were remote-friendly.

Given lingering concerns about COVID, the impact of the great resignation and how competitive the market is for data & analytics talent, you’d think more employers would be more flexible with their work-from-home policies.

Working with a Recruiter

Working with a recruiting firm that specializes in data & analytics can help give you an edge over the competition.

For employers, if you happen to be hiring and want high-potential, A-player talent with data or analytics skills, please consider Datacruiter. We can help you find quality candidates with diverse backgrounds and experience often overlooked by traditional search methods.

If you are a job seeker looking for a new role in data & analytics, whether you are experienced or just getting started, Datacruiter may be able to strategically introduce you to opportunities in our network.

Potential candidates are encouraged to submit a resume on If your strengths, experience and potential seem like it might fit the profile of what we and our clients are looking for, we will set up time to chat.