Within the last two years , SAP HANA has evolved a lot, from SPS08 to SPS10 , so many features and so many changes happened in SAP HANA. Most remarkable fact is that companies started to migrate their systems in SAP HANA to process and analyze business data faster.
But, what about the job market, how it is reacting , that's always been a concern. Obviously , when there are more adoption of SAP HANA happened, the job openings are also increased.
For a fresher , it's very hard to get a job in top level companies, especially in MNC level 5 companies, for SAP HANA job openings. Generally, big companies and their clients prefer some hands on experiences a candidate should have.
A certification could help a fresher to get a job, it's a proof of knowledge in SAP HANA. Now, some small companies and startups would require a fresh candidate, they believe in the fact that a fresher could learn and adapt faster more than anyone, moreover the small companies could use the budget in somewhere else inspite of spending too much on expensive resources. But, obviously it is not a very common scenario.
At least 3 yrs of work experience is required to get a HANA job in top companies, the job roles offered by the employers are HANA Developer and Database Administrator for that experience. Employers expect a candidate needs to have hands on experiences in SAP HANA projects or there should be some proof of their knowledge in SAP HANA like certifications. That's what MNC level 5 companies are looking in a candidate for job openings in SAP HANA. There are other job requirements where an SAP HANA certified fresher could fit, as we already mentioned above, but that goes for small companies and startups where a fresh candidate is encouraged more.
As an SAP HANA Database Administrator, a professional generally does HANA installation, upgrade, configuration, performance optimization, backup and recovery, replication process.The employers expect the candidate to know and aware about some of these tasks.
For a developer role, there is no such fixed tasks. Cause, it would depend on the nature of development project and in which part the developer is working. It could be a functionality design by ABAP, or some application development by JAVA, could be user experience design that is UI deign by JQuery, HTML5,CSS etc. After the introduction of HANA Cloud, there is a greater chance even a professional with developer role would find work related cloud application deployment.
This is a big area, as SAP HANA itself is expanding, cloud has been introduced, iOT concept came up, apps development for iOT is started. So, there would a variety of works for the developer role.
Building career with SAP HANA is quite promising, that part we already discussed. Now, the question is how to keep the career on fast-track, how to achieve leadership role faster. The simple solution was do an MBA, stay ahead in the race.
It also won't be different over here, Master's program especially MBA programs are offered with SAP emphasis, which are designed for SAP professionals. The programs help students to be prepared for leadership roles. A fresher with a good academic background also could join the program, but it is always encouraged professionals to have atleast 3yrs of full time experience before pursuing the program. The work experience in ERP would provide an edge and boost their career.