SAS Institute is specialised in Big Data decades before it was the buzz word and now SAS jobs form an important part of the Big Data job market. SAS is constantly releasing new software customized for banking and cyber security, therefore keeping up to date with each release is important if you are looking for SAS jobs in the UK.
SAS was founded in 1976 as one of the first companies to offer analytics software for businesses. They generated US$3 billion in revenue in 2014 has devoted its research and development funds to enhance its core Statistical Analysis System (SAS) platform over the years. The new releases are the latest fruits of these labours. They have aimed at getting more people trained in SAS, there are training software packages such as SAS University Edition on Amazon.
SAS launched the University Edition a year ago and has so far been downloaded over 245,000 times. One of the problems they face however is finding data analytics talent qualified to be considered for SAS jobs. It is estimated that by 2018, the U.S. alone will face a shortage of anywhere from 140,000 to 190,000 people with analytical expertise. SAS jobs will take up a considerable portion of that.
Predictive analytics is becoming essential in fields such as security. SAS jobs will help with applying predictive and behavioural analytics to IT data, such as server logs so they can help find and stop malicious activity as they unfold. SAS have built a new software package, called SAS Cyber Security, which will process large of amounts of real-time data from network operations. It will build a model of routine activity which flags up suspicious behaviour. SAS is also specialising in the banking industry for risk management so that the bank can better understand its financial risks.
Because of the sectors it covers, SAS jobs and careers are becoming more sought after. SAS also plans to expand its operations beyond computer statisticians and data scientists to Visual Analytics, predictive modelling and to allow non-data scientists i.e., business analysts and risk managers, to predict future trends based on current data. Some of their software packages tie in with SAS In-Memory Analytics, allowing large amounts of data to be held entirely in the server’s memory which quickens analysis. It also has the ability to work with data on Hadoop clusters, relational database systems or SAS servers. SAS is the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
Through innovative solutions, SAS jobs are now highly sought after. SAS will be continuing in investing in the creation of skills, supporting development of science, technology, engineering and maths skills by providing free online resources across the UK. They have launched a new data science curriculum to develop SAS Education to students as well as existing data scientists who want to build on their current areas of expertise. The exceptional growth in demand for big data specialists highlighted in our previous reports was seen to continue over the past year and the demand for SAS jobs seems only set to rise.