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Today, data science specialists are among the most sought-after in the labor market. Being able to find significant insights in a huge amount of information, they help companies and organizations to optimize the structure's work.  The field of data science is rapidly developing and the demand for talent is changing. We use job offerings to analyze the current demand for talent. After performing a first analysis in 2017 , this article...
Since the dawn of the digital age, the amount of data stored on servers has risen dramatically. With this increase, more and more firms are looking for talent that can handle their datasets and generate insights for business decisions. Google Trends shows that the global volume of the search term “Data Analyst” nearly tripled over the last 5 years. How does the increasing demand translate into earnings of data analysts in...
Demand for professionals in data science and analytics is expected to rise significantly over the next years (cf. this study by IBM). In order to keep track of future job trends, we started the DataCareer Job Market Index (DJMI) in July 2017. We track job openings on the biggest online job board, Indeed , in the fields of data science and analytics, data engineering, business intelligence, artificial intelligence and statistics. Sign...
One approach to estimate and track employer demand of data science software is to analyze which skills are asked for in job ads. We did this using job ads on Indeed and showed which data science software skills are most in-demand in Switzerland and worldwide .  In this post, we describe the methods these analyses are based on. We worked with R, as it offers convenient packages facilitating the task.    Searching for...
Data science is flourishing in Switzerland and the demand for data specialists is high and rising. But do regional differences exists and can we identify certain clusters or hot spots? Current job openings may indicate the growth in data science jobs in each region. We downloaded all openings on Indeed to obtain a rough idea of where in the country data science is booming. Data science coast along lake Geneva We...
In early 2017, “data scientist” was named the “Best job in America” for the second time in a row by the popular job site Glassdoor . Despite the surge in demand for data scientists in the tech and other industries, landing a job at a prestigious company is no easy feat. Based on our conversations with recruiters at top firms as well as senior data scientists in Switzerland, we have identified the four top skills...