"Big data" is a hot topic and is reaching all aspects of a business - including in human resources. We wanted to see how many HR jobs ads require experience in data analytics. As it turns out, this is a fast-growing skill requirement for the HR field. In the past 60 days, there have been about 1,800 jobs advertised online that specify candidates should have good analytical skills. This is a 10% increase compared to the same 60-day period in 2012.
Hiring Demand for HR Professionals with Data Analysis Skills
In addition, data analysis is commonly required at all levels and in all aspects of HR. Below are the 10 HR job titles that commonly require analytical skills. Job titles that are related to recruiting and general HR most commonly appear on this list. 5 are general HR, 4 are recruiting, and 1 is compensation related. Also, there are a variety of experience, including interns, assistants, and specialist.
These jobs are likely to be slightly harder than HR jobs that don't require strong analytical skills. The average HR job scores a 59 on our Hiring Scale (ranging from 1 to 99, with 99 being the hardest-to-fill conditions.) HR jobs with data analysis requirements score a 62 on the Hiring Scale. So, these jobs will be moderately difficult for employers to fill. Some of the best locations for sourcing this talent are currently Riverside (CA), Pittsburgh (PA), and Sacramento (CA).
Hiring Scale for Data Analysis in HR Jobs
Source: WANTED Analytics