Data related Job Requirements

Previously, I wrote about the German data science job market. The scripts are easy to extend to a data-related job requirement analysis. As before I scraped the websites Monster, Indeed and Stepstone for certain keywords. Compared to the previous analysis, this time I just look at the number of listed positions. To give an example the keyword search for “SAS” returned

Term Monster Indeed Stepstone Category
SAS     138    804        10 Language

As Monster does return “1000+”, for a result-list over 1000, and and Stepstone and Indeed results are highly correlated (r=0.81), in the following, I focus on the “Indeed”-search results. So, what are the key “data skills”” listed in job market postings in Germany?

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Overall Excel is the big outlier, probably because it is listed in wide variety of job postings. To drill a bit deeper, I classified the search term by “Category”.

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Due to the type of analysis, I had to omit, R and C ;).

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No surprises in the technology category.

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Quite interesting to see that GIT as caught on in the enterprise world as well. Note to myself, add “SVN” to the list (876 Positions).

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Finally, let’s look at Buzzwords, apparently I forgot “Big Data” (2014 job posting mentions) in my initial search term list.

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I am curious to see if and how terms change in popularity, as before I intent to run this analysis on a regular basis. And yes, in case you are looking for a job; have a look over here.

Written on December 22, 2015