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A career in Data Analysis using PowerBI

I have completed a BTEC in IT and looking for my first role in IT as Data Analyst.  I have taught myself Microsoft PowerBI, C# to compliment my VB.Net programming I learn't in college.   I would like some advice about whether companies take trainees in the data analysis field using PowerBI or should I start in a development role and work towards becomming a Data Analyst?    What other skills do I need to learn to become a fully competent Data Analyst?  All advice gratefully received.


If anyone knows of any companies that would take a Junior Data Analyst in the West Midlands, UK I would be really grateful.  Thank you very much.

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With regards to employment, that question is better answered by LinkedIn and various career sites, not random forum strangers. For skills, Power BI is a great "nice to have," but (I'd argue) it's not something you can specifcally turn into a job; visualization is just another component of working with data.


I'm seeing a shift away from R towards Python, a need for good Azure skills (ML or just subscription administration), and of course your standard analyst tricks (time-series modelling, regression, etc.). There's plenty of Coursera/edX/DataCamp courses to teach yourself almost anything you need for these kinds of jobs.

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