There is a frequent asked question about what are high demand skills for Big Data Engineers in Melbourne. I decide to dig into with some job boards data. Here is my find.

Big Data:

  • Hadoop
  • Hive
  • PIG

And it will make you preferable if you have some of following skills:

  • Flume
  • Sqoop
  • Greenplum
  • hBase

About programming side, it is heavily towards Java and Scala. But it will be very nice to know about R and Python;

Problem solving is ranking top 1 skill required for big data jobs. I guess that is because purpose of data is to understand problems and solve problems.