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Search engines (Google, Microsoft), social networks (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), financial institutions, Amazon, Apple, eBay, the health care industry, engineering companies (Boeing, Intel, Oil industry), retail analytics, mobile analytics, marketing agencies, data science vendors (for instance, Pivotal, Teradata, Tableau, SAS, Alpine Labs), environment, utilities government and defense routinely hire data scientists, though the job title is sometimes different. Traditional companies (manufacturing) tend to call them operations research analysts.


Most jobs (at least, the senior roles) are still concentrated in US (New York and Bay Area), but some places are catching up fast: Singapore, Spain, Ireland, and London. Below is a list of companies with the largest numbers of data scientists, based on Data Science Central internal data.

The list below is based on the author’s 10,000+ LinkedIn connections, broken down per company, and ordered by number of connections. Note that there are many ties outside the top 15. Only companies with at least 5 connections are listed here.The top 20 companies represent about 10% of all data scientists, but the distribution has a very long, unusually heavy tail. Download the comprehensive list with 6000+ companies.

  1. Microsoft
  2. IBM
  3. Amazon
  4. SAS
  5. Google
  6. Accenture
  7. Oracle
  8. LinkedIn
  9. FICO
  10. Bank of America
  11. Citi
  12. Tata Consultancy Services
  13. Facebook
  14. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  15. Wells Fargo
  16. Capgemini
  17. eBay
  18. Apple
  19. Hewlett-Packard
  20. EMC
  21. Pivotal
  22. Yahoo!
  23. Capital One
  24. Deloitte
  25. PayPal
  26. Dell
  27. Ernst & Young
  28. JPMorgan Chase
  29. Teradata
  30. Fractal Analytics
  31. Nielsen
  32. Intuit
  33. Opera Solutions
  34. SAP
  35. Equifax
  36. Infosys
  37. Aon Hewitt
  38. Cisco Systems
  39. Intel Corporation
  40. KPMG
  41. PwC
  42. Stanford University
  43. Target
  44. Adobe
  45. American Express
  46. CIBC
  47. CSC
  48. Electronic Arts
  49. Experian
  50. HSBC
  51. KXEN
  52. LexisNexis
  53. Revolution Analytics
  54. Sears Holdings Corporation
  55. StatSoft
  56. Wipro Technologies
  57. @WalmartLabs
  58. Avanade
  59. Inductis
  60. MarketShare
  61. Verizon
  62. Visa
  63. Adknowledge
  64. Boeing
  65. CoreLogic
  66. EY
  67. Gartner
  68. GE Capital
  69. Groupon
  70. HCL Technologies
  71. LatentView
  72. Mahindra Satyam
  73. Mu Sigma
  74. Society Consulting
  75. Starbucks
  76. T-Mobile
  77. Twitter
  78. UK Based RPO

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