Dice: Data Scientists – Machine Learning Skills are Key to Future Jobs


Dice Article by Nick Kolakowski

The desire for data science and machine learning (ML) skills will continue strongly into next year, according to developers surveyed by analyst firm SlashData.

SlashData queried some 20,500 respondents from 167 countries, which means this is a pretty comprehensive survey from a global perspective. Responses were additionally weighted in order to “derive a representative distribution for platforms, segments, and types of IoT [projects],” according to the report accompanying the data.

According to the survey, some 45 percent of developers want to either learn or improve their existing data science/machine learning skills. This outpaces the desire to learn UI design (33 percent of respondents), cloud native development such as containers (25 percent), project management (24 percent), and DevOps (23 percent).

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