In recent years, Data Science has emerged as one of the top tech jobs in a country like India, with the best career opportunities. Even some studies indicate that 97,000 positions related to analytics and data science in India itself are currently vacant due to a deficiency of qualified talent.
Data Science covers a wide range of disciplines such as collection, analysis, and reporting of data. It has become an extremely dynamic space in today’s digital age where researches, advancement, and development in technologies surface every day. Currently, jobs in data science are the most state-of-the-art profession in the tech-driven market. But to pursue in this field and improve a career as a data scientist required advance skills and talents.
The Must-Have Skills to Land as a Data Scientist
A data scientist aspirant should have knowledge of Python libraries, along with the ability of how to couple the mathematical ideas.
The candidates must know about GPU Hardware and CUDA, deep understanding of algorithms, and knowledge of Big Data Analytics.
He/she has a strong command over the visualization tools to know understand the patterns in data.
The aspirant should have in-depth knowledge of the analytical tools. For data scientists, ‘R’ is generally preferred that is in-particular designed to meet data science needs.
The candidate also must possess some non-technical skills like intellectual curiosity, business acumen, communicative, teamwork, among others.
Top Salaries for Data Science in India
The national average salary for a Data Scientist in September is ₹10,22,495, according to a salary estimation from Glassdoor. Below are the top companies recruiting for the Data Science roles in September
Two Roads Tech
Two Roads Tech is a Bangalore-based software development firm working broadly in the domain of financial data.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 34,33,356
Salary Range: INR 24,52,398 – 36,78,596
Walmart is an American multinational retail giant operating 27 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 8 states across India and offering nearly 5,000 items in a Cash and Carry wholesale format.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 23,11,811
Salary Range: INR 17,21,723 – 28,53,840
Noodle.ai offers pioneering business solutions in Enterprise AI, a unique collaboration among business executives, process experts, and artificial intelligence technologies.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 19,90,479
Salary Range: INR 14,80,000 – 26,58,120
Flipkart is India’s biggest online store for a large number of products like Mobiles, Fashion, Electronics, Home Appliances, Books, Jewelry, Sporting goods, among others.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 17,77,987
Salary Range: INR 16,84,409 – 22,93,432
Amazon is an e-commerce giant, mainly focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 15,19,167
Salary Range: INR 5,57,557 – 15,36,000
Headquartered in San Jose, CA, Tiger Analytics is a boutique consulting company offers data analytics and predictive modeling solutions for retail, social media, and online advertising sectors.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 15,17,706
Salary Range: INR 12,71,673 – 16,91,257
Tech giant IBM offers a range of tools for data scientists, application developers, and subject matter experts to collaboratively and easily work with structured and unstructured data.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 14,40,594
Salary Range: INR 5,40,000 – 34,66,114
Fuzzy Logix is a developer of high-performance and predictive analytics solutions for Big Data, offers in-database and GPU-based analytics solutions.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 13,94,036
Salary Range: INR 5,00,059 – 20,21,291
UnitedHealth Group is an American for-profit managed health care company, committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 13,24,660
Salary Range: INR 4,46,564 – 16,20,445
Based out of Bangalore, Karnataka, Affine Analytics provides high-end analytics services to solve complex business problems with offices in NJ, USA.
Average Base Salary (in India): INR 12,45,219
Salary Range: INR 6,93,223 – 19,42,685