In this post I want to cover some thoughts about the increase in demand for Azure Data Engineering roles. Because I have noticed some interesting things happening recently.
One of the main reasons I am sharing this is because I am very keen to know other people’s thoughts on this. Especially since I have taken on a new role which relates to it. So, feel free to leave a comment.
Data Engineering roles
I do not know about the rest of you, but I have noticed a rise in demand for Microsoft Data Engineering roles.
What I mean by that are roles requiring skills relating to services that people link to Azure Data Engineering. For example, skills relating to various analytics solutions. Like Azure Stream Analytics, Azure Data Factory and Azure Databricks.
Plus, job positions that directly reference the Microsoft Certified: Azure Data Engineer Associate certification and it’s exams.
Of course, the demand for Power BI related roles is still very much on the rise as well.
I have seen an increase in the above, but I have not noticed the same increase for more traditional DBA roles. However, I must stress that these other roles are still being advertised. Plus, I live in Europe so it can be due to location.
I have also noticed this trend elsewhere as well. For example, there appears to be a lot of good Azure Data Engineering related sessions submitted for the DataWeekender conference so far.
Which makes me glad because I am one of the organizers. I’ll openly admit that I’d like to see more submissions from females in this area as well though.
I hope my thoughts about the increase in demand for Azure Data Engineering roles has given some of you food for thought.
Do you think we are now seeing the industry shift that was predicted, or is there a simply a bigger demand for these now due to the needs of the advances made to these services?
I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. So, feel free to comment.