A new study of LinkedIn profiles by RJMetrics has found that the number of data scientists has doubled over the last 4 years . This reflects the increasing demand for sophisticated data analysis skills, combining computer programming with statistics, and the growth in the popularity of the term “data science” both in job openings and the words people use to describe their work on LinkedIn. At least 52% of all current 11,400 data scientists on LinkedIn have added that title to their profiles within the past 4 years .