If you ever meet a data scientist, odds are you are meeting a very happy person.
Data science is one of the fastest growing facets of the tech world, and the benefits and jobs on offer make it clear why. Data science jobs are known for their high starting salaries, high job satisfaction, and a high level of demand.
Among various metrics (our own, LinkedIn’s, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), data science is currently one of the most in-demand jobs in the U.S. and there’s no end in sight. In particular, machine learning engineer is considered a a top five emerging tech job this year. Plus, few similarly growing jobs can match a data scientist’s comparatively high entry-level salary.
Not only are data scientists and other people in big data enjoying some of the best fundamentals when it comes to what makes a great job, the best, most forward-looking companies in the world are the ones hiring.
Who are those companies hiring data scientists?
Thanks to a report by Diffbot on staffing at the world’s top tech companies, we know which companies are hiring the most data scientists as well as other roles closely associated with the profession and the skillset needed to be a data scientist.
Let’s dig into the report and find out which 10 companies are hiring the most data science employees in 2022.
What companies are hiring data scientists?
63,206 data employees
Shooting up the list this year is Accenture, an Irish-based company with offices across the world. It makes sense that the company staffing the most data scientists is an information technology (IT) company.
One of the biggest reasons for this change is Accenture’s growth over the last few years. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Accenture has acquired 11 different companies in various countries across the globe, including cybersecurity companies, cloud computing companies, and other IT firms.
As Accenture further commits to the cloud and continues its focus on IT we can expect to see demand for data scientists continue to grow.
2. Tata Consultancy Services
40,525 data employees
Next up is another IT company, this time it’s India-based Tata Consultancy Services. While founded in India, the company has locations on every continent, including several in United States.
Unsurprisingly, the increase in the number of data employees at Tata Consultancy Services correlates with the company’s success over the the last year. Most recently, it became the first Indian IT company to hit over $200 billion in market cap.
35,986 data employees
IBM is one of the first tech companies to exist and today it remains one of the biggest employers of tech workers. While traditionally known for producing hardware, IBM has spent the last few decades investing in emerging technologies, including data software that requires plenty of data scientists.
30,548 data employees
An outlier in this list’s top five, Citigroup is an investment firm that usually provides commercial banking, It’s considered one of the big four of American banking and has had its hand in several industries since its founding.
Naturally, being an investment bank requires data scientists and analysts who can create algorithms to manage risk assessment for their clients and the company as a whole.
29,436 data employees
It’s no surprise to see Deloitte, the largest consulting company in the world, on the list. Deloitte offers financial audits, consulting, and risk advisory; all things data scientists are heavily involved in.
Deloitte is a global company that has over 110 offices across the U.S. alone, which means it offers employment to data scientists in a range of markets.
28,760 data employees
Next up is another IT firm based in India. Infosys falls a bit behind their competitor Tata Consultancy Group in market cap, but not nearly as far down when talking about data employees.
The company has offices across the world, specifically in North America and Europe, so there are plenty of opportunities for data scientists in the U.S. The company offers a variety of services, including the cloud, analytics, engineering, and digital marketing; all things that lean heavily on data.
7. JPMorgan Chase
26,758 data employees
At No. 7 we have another one of the big four American investments banks. In fact, JP Morgan Chase is the largest bank in the U.S. and it employs a little over 26,700 data employees at the moment.
Most of the company’s offices are located in Manhattan, but there are also U.S.-based offices in Chicago, Phoenix, Dallas, Columbus, and Houston.
25,510 data employees
EY—formally Ernst Young—is one of the more unique companies on this list. While it’s a consulting firm like many of the others, it largely focuses on tax services audits and general company advisory.
The company has offices located across the world, but it has several in the U.S. located in smaller- and middle-sized markets like Tucson, Knoxville, and Nashville.
9. Bank of America
23,109 data employees
As you might be able to tell, the companies with the largest data teams are either consulting firms or banks. Bank of America is the second largest bank in the country behind JP Morgan Chase and offers similar services.
The company is headquartered in Charlotte, but it also has dozens of corporate offices across the southeastern U.S. and other large markets like Seattle, Chicago, and Phoenix.
21,933 data employees
The top 10 rounds up with another bank, this time it’s HSBC. The company is mostly focused in London, but it has divisions across the country. It’s U.S. offices include those in New York, Virginia, and Chicago.
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