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In the field of Business Intelligence, Tableau is emerging as one of the hottest trends. The demand for professionals with Tableau experience is on the rise as the data visualisation tool is gaining much popularity in companies of all stature, big or small. Even Google trends indicate a high demand for careers with Tableau, especially if you intend to build your career in data visualisation. Getting yourself certified during the high demand, will help you take advantage of Tableau career opportunities and progress in the field of business intelligence.
The soaring demand for Tableau is not sudden, there is a logic behind it. We are currently generating great amounts of data, almost 50 times more than what was being generated, say 8-9 years ago. With the colossal amounts of data, along with real business implications, business organisations across the world would need a tool that is easy on the user end and can analyse data by deriving actionable insights from it. Now the beauty is that there are other visualisation tools available, however, Tableau does exactly that, easy to use, with excellent visualisation, thus the massive popularity. According to a research by Gartner, the popularity of tableau is going to hit the roof, also Google trends are testimony to the growth in demand for tableau professionals, especially over the past five years.
Not only is the demand high for Tableau, but also the pay packages being offered to Tableau professionals is tempting, as not only is it higher when combined with a few other skills, but is also showing an upward trend. Not only in the United States, but also in India as well, where a median salary of above Rs five lakhs is being offered to anyone with knowledge in the Tableau software, as expressed in a survey by PayScale recently.
If you survey the job sites which are on a hunt for professionals with knowledge in the Tableau Software, you will notice, not only SME’s but many fortune 500 companies are listed as well. Capgemini, ITC InfoTech, Tata Consultancy, General Motors, Sony, Bank of America, KPMG, Dell Groupon, General Motors, Facebook, are few of the top companies besides various others, who are looking for Tableau Talent, in India and their Onshore locations.
The icing on the cake while considering certification of the Tableau software is that it opens up a variety of job roles to choose from, at various levels in your professional life cycle. Some popular titles for Tableau Professionals are, Tableau Consultant, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Business Intelligence Developer, Business intelligence Manager, amongst others.
Lastly while it is good to know that a career in Tableau is very promising at present and that picking up the skill might open several avenues for you, it is also important to note that there are a few additional skills that go hand-in-hand, and knowing them will only add to your profile once you are thoroughly proficient with Tableau. Some additional skills are, understanding how to work with Databases, a solid understanding of Statistics, Working on multi storage databases. There should always be an eagerness to learn, develop and be inquisitive in this particular field.
A professional certification or a formal training will help you use the tool more effectively and efficiently than picking up information from free available sources. A course will help you stand apart in the crowd.