- In India, the IT industry is expected to add roughly 138,000 new employment by 2020.
- In 2020, India’s IT and software industry accounted for 8% of its gross domestic product (GDP).
- According to UpGrad research, these are some of the highest-paying IT careers that are growing in popularity.
India’s information technology (IT) and software industry, which amounted to 8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, has been on the rise throughout the pandemic. According to the software industry association, NASSCOM, India’s technology industry is predicted to rise by 2.3 per cent in FY2021, reaching $194 billion.
In India, the IT industry is expected to add roughly 138,000 new employment by 2020. This pandemic accelerated the pace of digital transformation and created a demand for IT specialists to be deployed quickly and in large numbers. According to the latest Naukri JobSpeak survey, hiring in the IT-software sector increased by 14% in May 2021 compared to April 2021. According to the research, tech job growth is at an all-time high of 39 per cent in May 2021 than May last year, surpassing growth in pre-Covid days.
Bangalore, Pune, and Hyderabad, India’s major IT hubs, showed a significant increase in hiring activity in May this year compared to April 2021, owing to the high demand for skilled expertise. According to the Naukri JobSpeak survey, demand for tech workers increased by 14% in May compared to April, as most IT companies declared bulk-hiring intentions in 2021.
Software businesses Adobe and Oracle, consultancy firm Accenture, e-commerce site Flipkart, and Indian social commerce site Meesho have been aggressively hiring on Naukri.com.
According to an UpGrad analysis published in January 2021, these are some of the highest-paying job titles in the IT sector that are gaining traction —
According to UpGrad, India is the second most prominent recruiter of data scientists or data analytics specialists behind the United States. Companies in India are not hesitant to pay data scientists a competitive wage.
A data scientist’s primary responsibility is to analyze and interpret complex data to help people make better decisions. Machine learning methods, data modelling, and coding languages such as Python, R, SAS, and SQL are essential skills for a data scientist.
An entry-level/fresher data scientist earns an average of $500,000 per year.
Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Cognizant are all hiring data scientists in India.
Big Data Engineer
Companies are increasingly interested in data mining, resulting in a higher demand for Data Engineers.
Because it is their primary function to deal with enormous volumes of complex data and turn it into relevant insights for the firm, it demands a high Big Data experience.
According to Glassdoor, a data engineer may expect to make roughly $850,000 a year.
Data Engineers are needed by Google, Amazon, Apple, Adobe, and Uber in various places.
According to UpGrad, several organizations worldwide spend over $1.2 million on cloud computing services each year, which is 30 per cent of their total IT spending.
Cloud architects are in charge of overseeing the cloud computing strategy and ensuring that deployments are carried out correctly. A cloud architect should be familiar with cloud architecture apps, use Amazon Web Services (AWS), and have a solid working understanding of operating systems such as Linux, Ubuntu, Solaris, and Unix.
A cloud architect might earn anywhere from $16,000 to $24,000 a year.
Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, and Accenture are all looking for Cloud Architects in India.
Software architects’ primary responsibility is to create custom software solutions such as web services, user interfaces, coding programmes, and databases. Software architects must ensure that the software they are designing is cost-effective and keeps up with their area’s newest innovations.
In India, a software architect’s average annual income is roughly Rs. 21,00,000.
Philips, Intel, Dell Technologies, and Ericsson are all looking for Software Architects in India.
To manage and supervise code releases, DevOps Engineers collaborate closely with software developers and system operators. They’re also in charge of keeping infrastructure up to date and linking it with cloud computing services to make automation easier.
DevOps engineers should deploy to the production server and be familiar with at least one source code management technology, such as Git.
According to PayScale, the average annual compensation of a DevOps Engineer in India is roughly $670,000.
DevOps Engineers are needed by Apple, Cognizant, Microsoft, Tata India, and Dell at various sites across India.
Companies are desperate for specialists who can deal with PHP and HTML, offering fantastic compensation packages.
Front-end and back-end developers work together as Full Stack developers. A professional should be knowledgeable in front-end and back-end technologies and APIs, VCS, and Server.
Full Stack Developers can earn a salary of $6,000,000.00 per year.
Apple, Google, Barclays, and IBM are all hiring Full Stack developers in India.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
According to Gartner, AI use is accelerating to the point that it will create 2.3 million employment by 2023 across multiple industries.
To process data, construct models, and manage AI systems, artificial intelligence engineers must use their mathematical and statistical capabilities. Machine learning, deep learning, and natural learning processing are all examples of AI (NLP).
The starting wage for AI engineers is $6,00,000, but it can rise to $50,00,000 based on experience.
AI Engineers are being sought by Google, Tata India, and IDFC Bank at various locations across India.
Cyber Security Specialists
According to a Cisco survey, one out of every three businesses suffers financial losses due to cyberattacks.
A cybersecurity specialist’s primary responsibility is to safeguard an organization’s information and data against hackers, viruses, malware, and cyber-attacks.
In India, cybersecurity specialists can make around $880,000 a year on average.
Google, Dell, and IBM are all looking for Cyber Security experts in India.
The job of a blockchain developer is to create and implement solutions and architectures based on blockchain technology. Professionals must be familiar with at least a few development tools, such as Geth, Remix, Mist, and Solium. They must be fluent in C, C++, Java, and Python, as these languages are used in the bulk of Blockchain applications.
A Blockchain Developer’s annual compensation ranges from $5,00,000 to $30,00,000, based on their degree of experience.
Air Asia, Accenture, and WazirX are all actively recruiting Blockchain Engineers in India.
Internet-of-Things (IoT) Solutions Architect
IoT solution architects play a vital role in the organization’s strategy and deployment of IoT solutions.
Security, networking, systems engineering, cloud programming, and hardware device programming are just a few of the skills professionals must-have. To build IoT solutions, they collaborate closely with Business Analytics Engineers, Data Scientists, and Designers.
Freshmen and entry-level employees might expect to earn between $350,000 and $600,000 per year.
Accenture, Intel, and Wipro are all looking for IoT solution architects in India.
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