October 23, 2018 by Luke Mason
Welcome to the 13th installment of Trending Tech Tuesday, our weekly look at the trending tech skills in Emsi’s job postings data. Last week, we talked about the open-source data visualization and monitoring tool Grafana. Today, we’ll talk about Alteryx.
12-month growth rate in job postings for Alteryx: 62%
Alteryx is a data analytics platform that is particularly unique in that it offers intuitive, code-free analytics as well as advanced modeling with code. It is popular for its ability to blend data from various sources across organizations, its self-service analytics with intuitive and repeatable workflows, and for its general ease-of-use (and implementation).
Figure 1. Jobs Requiring Alteryx Over Time (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)
Alteryx skills gap: 3,994 people
Now, let’s look at the Alteryx skills gap. During the last 12 months, we found 7,612 job postings requiring Alteryx. But only 3,618 professionals currently list Alteryx as a skill on their professional profile or resume. That means over the last year, there have been 3,994 more jobs requiring Alteryx than there are professionals with the skill.
Figure 2. Top Jobs Requiring Alteryx (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)
The table below shows the in-demand skills around Alteryx from job postings side-by-side with the actual skills of people currently employed with the skill Alteryx on their profile. This data is available in Analyst, where we’ve combined our job posting data with detailed employment data from over 106 million professional profiles.
Figure 3. Skills Occurring Around Alteryx (Oct. 2017 to Sept. 2018)
In conclusion, Alteryx is growing in popularity and may be signaling an opportunity for education providers around data analytics. Check back next Tuesday to learn about the next trending tech skill!