Why Tableau is used instead of Excel

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Can someone suggest me why should I use Tableau instead of excel
Jun 2, 2018 in Tableau by Monika Jain

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1. Soaring Demand for Tableau Professionals

By 2020, the world is set to generate 50 times the amount of data as in 2011, according to a study by International Data Corporation (IDC). With this humongous amount of data and real business implications at play, business organizations across the world have the need for an easy to use tool to analyze data and derive actionable insights from it. Tableau helps organizations do exactly this! Thus, the popularity of Tableau – the four time leader in Gartner’s magic quadrant – is expected to go through the roof.

As the demand for Tableau professionals is increasing, more and more people are going in for Tableau training and certification. The rising trend for Tableau training in Google trends is a testimony to the growth in demand for Tableau Professionals.

2. Tableau Salary – Rewarding Tableau Career

Not only there is a great demand for Tableau experts, there are huge rewards on offer as well. Tableau professionals are getting paid the best salaries in the industry, with an average of $106,000. The average salaries too, are on an upward trend with the recent average salaries going up to as high as $158,000.

In India, it is an equally rewarding career with a median salary of above Rs. 5 Lakhs.

Median Salary by Job – Skill: Tableau Software (India)

Tableau salary trends in India as well as the US are on a sharp rise and are pitted to increase even more in the near future.

3. Top Companies looking for Tableau Talent

A quick scan through the current job openings reveals that quite a few top companies are looking for Tableau talent. Some of these companies include: Facebook, Dell, Applied Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, NetJets, University of California, Groupon, General Motors, Sony Electronics, Sunguard, Bank of America, KPMG, Verizon among others. So if you aspire to work for the big names in the industry, a career in Tableau is the way towards it.

4. Variety of Job Roles on Offer

The best thing about a Tableau career is you have a variety of job roles to choose from and at varioous levels in your career. Following are some of the the hottest job titles for Tableau professionals.

  • Tableau Consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Business Intelligence Manager

5. Bright Future for Tableau

In 2015, Tableau was named as a “Leader” in the data visualization and business intelligence market for the 4th consecutive time by Gartner Research. Tableau is by far the market leader with respect to its competitors if we compare its “Ability to execute”. Tableau is also a strong contender if you consider the “Completeness of Vision”. It just goes to show that the future of Tableau is very bright and secure.

answered Jul 4, 2018 by ffdfd
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edited Sep 24, 2018 by Kalgi

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