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Much has been written on the most popular software and programming languages for Data Science (recall, for instance, the infamous “Python vs R battle”). We approached this question by scraping job ads from Indeed and counting the frequency at which each software is mentioned as a measure of current employer demand. In a recent blog post , we analyzed the Data Science software Swiss employers want job applicants to know (showing...
Learning new programming languages is an investment in human capital. Figuring out the return on investment can thus be very informative. There are very specific requirements for each industry and specific job, and finding a generalizable answer to the question proves quite difficult. One approach is to analyze the required software skills in job postings, which reflect current demand and may therefore indicate general return on investment....
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...