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Navigating the Data Science Job Market

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Navigating the Data Science Job Market

Tableau-focused Data Science Jobs Dashboard

About this project

The Objective

A recruiting firm needs to uncover job trends for data science roles, specifically the five key roles: Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, Machine Learning Engineer, and Data Science Manager, with a focus on positions that require Tableau skills.

The dataset: a collection of key details from job postings in the Data and Analytics industry from 2017 to 2021.


Key findings

▶️Job Demands on the Rise: Job postings in the data science field have shown a consistent increase, with a few exceptions in 2020 likely attributed to the impact of COVID-19. Overall, the demand for data science roles has surged, growing 3x from January 2017 to December 2021.

▶️ High Demand Roles: Among all data science roles, Data Analyst, Data Engineer, and Data Scientist positions are in exceptionally high demand.

▶️ Industry Demand: The computer software industry shows the greatest need for data science roles, followed by the information Technology & Services sector.

▶️ Competitive Salaries: Entry-level positions in the data science field offer competitive starting salaries, with an average starting salary of $81,000.

▶️ Mid-Senior Level Dominance: Mid-Senior level positions emerge as the most sought-after and applied-for roles in the data science job market.

▶️ Varied Experience Requirements: Experience requirements vary by industry across all positions. On average, entry-level positions require 1.68 years of experience, associates require 3.94 years, mid-senior level roles require 5.39 years, directors require 10 years, and executive positions require 15 years of experience.



Data Analyst insights

Additional insights specific to the data analyst role!

▶️ High Demand: There were 658 job postings and 18,269 applicants for Data Analyst positions.

▶️ Tableau as a Top Skill: Data Analysts positions require Tableau as one of their top three required skills.

▶️ Transition to Mid-Senior Level: On average, a data analyst associate should have 5.58 years when applying for a mid-senior level position.

▶️ Competitive Entry-Level Salaries: Data Analysts entering the field with no prior work experience can expect an average starting salary of $81,000.


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