While job postings for WebFOCUS professionals have always been low and steady, the number of jobs with Python has dramatically taken off over the last several years. Below is an Indeed job trend showing the relative growth of jobs for Python and WebFOCUS.
It is never good to be limited to just a single instrument in your personal toolbox. If you are a WebFOCUS professional, you should learn additional popular technologies--one of them perhaps being Python.
Many companies have started to use Python for statistical analysis and predictive analytics; there are even contentious arguments on the web debating if Python is better than the R statistical programming language (for example, see this blog).
Recently, I posted a four-part article on how to integrate WebFOCUS with the R statistical programming language. Guess what? These techniques work equally well with the Python language.
See these past blog postings:
Part I: Overview
Part II: How WebFOCUS calls R
Part III: How WebFOCUS generates dynamic R scripts
Part IV: Closer Look at the R Scripts inside WebFOCUS
Are you seeing demand for Python in the marketplace? Leave a comment to give us your insight.