Senior Business Analyst Contractor Alastair Majury on Data Science: The Fastest Growing Industry?

Alastair Majury, a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations.

Data Science: The Fastest Growing Industry?

We are living in a world where technology and data are king. There has never been a more data-heavy time in human existence. And with this influx of data and information comes a new and exciting field: data science. And this new field isn’t just emerging; it’s exploding. According to research from LinkedIn’s 2017 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report, data science has been enjoying a boom in the last half decade. As a data scientist myself, I’m absolutely thrilled to hear that my field is growing so exponentially.

According to the report, there are 6.5 times more data science positions today than there were five years ago. What’s more, the study also shows that jobs in machine learning have expanded by 9.8 times in the last half decade; and big data developers are also seeing a rise in popularity. While this information is gathered exclusively from the U.S, I don’t doubt that similar statistics would show for the U.K.

This telling LinkedIn study also reveals some of the most common jobs within data science. According to the research, the five most popular career paths, in order are research assistant, teaching assistant, software engineer, data scientist and business analyst. Some of the most popular skills include analysis, software development and cloud computing.

The research also suggests that over 35,000 people in the United States currently have some form of data science skills, and with the rise of the industry and the demand for these skills, this poses a great opportunity for data scientists. If you’ve been holding on to a data science degree just waiting for the opportunity to make your move, now is the time. It’s abundantly clear that the industry is in high-demand. And as cloud-computing and machine learning gain more popularity, the amount of data that needs processing will continue to increase. This is where the data scientists will step in.

Again, I am incredibly excited to see just how popular my field is. Data scientists will soon become the norm for almost any company. Here’s to a bright future for a large and diverse group of outstanding analysts.

Senior Business Data Analyst Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury, a director of Majury Change Management Ltd is a highly experienced Senior Business Analyst / Data Scientist with a proven track record of success planning, developing, implementing and delivering migrations, organisational change, regulatory, legislative, and process improvements for global financial organisations, covering Retail Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, and Life & Pensions.

For several years now, Alastair has worked extensively with a variety of financial institutions in order to offer the utmost comprehensive services. As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury is expected to find intuitive and sensible solutions to complex problems.

As a data scientist/business analyst, Alastair Majury has worked closely with several high-profile businesses, such as BNP Paribas, National Australia Bank, Standard Life and the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.​A graduate of University of Glasgow, Alastair Majury earned his M.A. in Economics with Business Economics. Since then, Alastair has undergone several training sessions and earned multiple certifications for a variety of skills. More specifically, he has earned certifications in IAQ, risk management, resource management, and a bevy of other areas. ​Alastair Majury thoroughly enjoys his work.

What excites him most about being a data scientist/business analyst is that every problem has a variety of solutions. This allows for a great deal of creativity on his part. Providing ingenious solutions to his customers’ problems provides a great deal of satisfaction to Alastair Majury. Every single day can be a new and challenging problem.​

Although he is a fierce and determined worker, Alastair also manages to find free time to embrace his hobbies and interests. Alastair is a major proponent of philanthropy and charitable endeavors. He constantly finds new and exciting ways to promote charities and philanthropic organizations in his community. He also tries to donate time and funds to said organizations whenever he can. Alastair Majury firmly believes that if we all work together towards a common goal, we can find peace.

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I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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Alastair Majury

Alastair Majury

I am a Chartered Member of CISI, which is the UK’s leading securities and investment professional body. Alastair Majury resides locally in Dunblane.

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