According to kdnuggets the Big Data related skills led the list of top paying technical skills (six-figure salaries) in 2013.
The study focus on technology professionals in the U.S. who enjoyed raises over the last year(2013).
Average U.S. tech salaries increased nearly three percent to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year.Technology professionals understand they can easily find ways to grow their career in 2014, with two-thirds of respondents (65%) confident in finding a new, better position. That overwhelming confidence matched with declining salary satisfaction (54%, down from 57%) will keep tech-powered companies on edge about their retention strategies.
Companies are willing to pay hefty amounts to professionals with Big Data skills.
According to a report released on Jan 29, 2014 an average salary for a professional having knowledge and experience in programming language R was $115,531 in year 2013.
Other Big Data oriented skills such as NoSQL, MapReduce, Cassandra, Pig, Hadoop, MongoDB are among top 10 paying skills.