Data means big bucks nowadays, with data scientists commanding some of the highest salaries in tech. Graduates can walk out of their PhD into roles that offer financial stability. After a few years of commercial experience salary packages become very handsome indeed. However the diversity of skills a Data Scientist requires can mean that the demand often outweighs the supply. If you happen to be an all singing all dancing DS with a unique blend of skills – a grounding of maths and algorithms, a good understanding of human behaviors as well as a solid understanding of business needs, then you'll have a very fruitful career in front of you. With over 56,000 big data jobs expected to be created by 2020 the tech scene has never been more exciting.