Data Engineer Salary Expectations for 2021

Data engineers — not to be confused with data scientists — are engineers that work on building and maintaining pipelines that collect data for analysis. LinkedIn’s 2020 Emerging Jobs Report puts data engineering as No.8 on their list of top 15 emerging jobs, and they note that roles have grown 30% in the last five years.

Additionally, indeed.com reports that working as a data engineer could bring in around $130,000 a year. To get a full understanding, let’s look at company size, location and experience level.



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The Data Analyst Salary: What to Expect in 2021

Big data is big business. Global revenue from big data and business analytics is expected to reach nearly $275 billion by 2022. With big data growing exponentially, companies are looking to fill roles that are focused on leveraging that data.

As a data analyst, you’ll combine skills in programming and statistical analysis to uncover insights, communicate critical findings and create data-driven solutions.

There are numerous factors at play when determining salary including the industry, physical location, years of experience, programming languages known and more. 

Here’s our 2021 guide to your data analyst salary. 



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The Autonomous Tech Dreams of the 14-year-old Sri Anumakonda | Student Story

The future of work and self driving car technology has become more than a buzzword among tech enthusiasts. If you think self-driving cars are still in the future then think again —  they are very much part of the present.

Sri Anumakonda is a 14-year-old high school student who has been learning about Machine Learning over the last year. At an early age, he knew he had a passion for autonomous systems and he is quite serious about it.

“I started my journey in autonomous vehicles with Udacity’s free Tensorflow courses. As part of these courses, I’ve built multiple projects for detecting skin cancer, detecting pneumonia, detecting distracted driving (I even put it in [a] car!) and made a lane detection model in the CARLA simulator.

“After that, I [became] passionate about autonomous vehicles but I did not know where to start. That’s exactly where Udacity came in. I started off with the Intro to Self Driving Cars Nanodegree program. I graduated from the Nanodegree program in three weeks. 

“But, I did not want to stop there. I’m currently working on the Self Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program and have already finished the lane detection and the advanced lane detection projects within a matter of a few days.”



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Artificial Intelligence Jobs Are Future-proof

Manager Technical Industrial Engineer working and control robotics with monitoring system software and icon industry network connection on tablet. AI, Artificial Intelligence, Automation robot arm

COVID-19 has radically changed our lives. Its impacts can be felt across workplaces, particularly where it has forced industries to reduce their activities including leisure, restaurants, oil and gas, and airlines.

Yet throughout COVID-19, the technology industry remains strong. The pandemic has spurred technological innovation. Technology enables work to continue despite lockdowns and other pandemic mitigation measures. Analysts project the tech industry will be worth $5 trillion in 2021, with a growth rate comparable to what it was prior to the pandemic (4 to 5%).

Artificial intelligence has a strong foothold in the tech industry and has gained influence during COVID-19. Artificial intelligence and its jobs are future-proof — unlikely to become obsolete.



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Four Students Who Changed Their Lives With Our Pledge to Equality Scholarship

Last year, we launched our Pledge to Equality scholarship to help create equitable opportunities for underrepresented communities — starting with the Black community. As part of the initiative, we pledged 1,000 scholarships to increase diversity in workplaces by providing access to in-demand, practical skills that tech companies look for today.

And as we complete the first leg of the scholarship program, we are delighted to share that not only did we offer our Nanodegree programs to as many as 750 students, we also connected these students to companies like AnyScale, Blacks in Technology (BIT), Cardinal E-Commerce, Collective Health, Emerson Collective, StreetCode and Udacity itself through a virtual career fair.

We are proud to see how we have been instrumental in changing the lives of so many students. Last week we featured the story of Ramona Saintandre, a proud 50-year-old trailblazer. 

In this blog, we will highlight four more inspirational students who are ready to take on new roles in the technology industry after completing the scholarship program.



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Online Learning Trends in the U.S.: Which Nanodegrees Are Popular Where?

We looked at 2021 enrollment data and identified the top five Nanodegree programs from the eight states with the highest enrollment numbers. Not only does this data show us what our learners are most interested in, it also reveals which trends will guide the job market. 

From the north to the south and coast to coast, here’s a breakdown of the most sought out skills in the U.S. right now:



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