The Data and Business Intelligence space continue to grow in quantity of roles available and the diversity of roles in the space. The Maltese market tends to place a strong emphasis on the Microsoft Stack for BI roles, SQL/ MS SQL for DBA roles and Hadoop or Big Data experience when it comes to Data Engineering roles.
There tends to be an oversaturation of front-end data practitioners rather than back-end skilled candidates. This has led to a higher demand for ETL skills and developer skills which has resulted in the gradual rise in salaries in these areas.
The other trend is the high number of candidates who are compelled by Data Science positions and in particular Machine Learning software. Typically, financial companies have the highest amount of data roles in the job market, with telecommunications companies being second.