Top 5 digital skills in demand to learn in 2021.

According to Quess, a leading business solutions provider and India’s largest private-sector employer, demand for digital skills such as Full-Stack, React JS, Android, Angular JS, Cloud Infrastructure Technologies, and Cyber Security, among others, has increased since the last quarter, as technology transformations have become a top priority for businesses worldwide. Requirements have risen by more than 300 per cent in some locations.

From both an organisational and individual standpoint, there has been an overall increase in interest in upskilling.
Technology talents are in high demand as firms transfer their legacy systems and establish next-generation platforms and procedures. Through focused, skill-based resource hiring, new-age HR solutions like Hire-Train-Deploy help bridge the demand-supply gap.

Cloud Infrastructure Technology Developer, Full Stack Developer, React JS Developer, Android Developer, and Angular JS Developer are the top five digital skills in demand. Compared to Oct-March 2020-2021, the total number of open opportunities for Full Stack Developer increased by 388 per cent in Mar-Aug 2021.

Similarly, there has been an increase in vacancies for React JS Developer (364 per cent), Android Developer (247 per cent), Cloud Infra Technology Developer (184 per cent), and Angular JS Developer (160 per cent) during this time. In addition, skill demand has increased in gaming (Unity Developers), DevOps (Bamboo, Jira), and platforms (Salesforce, SAP HANA).

When looking at the overall demand for the top 5 skills in Tier 1 cities, Bengaluru came out on top (40 per cent), followed by Hyderabad (18 per cent) and Pune (18 per cent), and finally Chennai (11 per cent) and Mumbai (8 per cent).

Bangalore has a high need for Cloud Tech Developers (41 per cent), React JS Developers (44 per cent), and Android Developers, according to a skill breakdown (81 per cent). Bangalore (42 per cent) and Hyderabad (42 per cent) have roughly comparable demand for Full Stack Developers (37 per cent).

Angular JS Developers were in high order in Hyderabad (25 per cent), Bangalore (21 per cent), Gurgaon (21 per cent), Chennai (16 per cent), and Pune (16 per cent) (13 per cent).

The spike in demand for digital skills this quarter is primarily due to growth in the digital economy, which is fueled by the BFSI business. Furthermore, as more companies migrate to platform-based solutions, demand for AI, ML, IoT, data scientists, and DevOps engineers has increased.

The need for cyber security and data encryption services has also increased, as securing digital assets is a significant priority for all CTOs. Furthermore, as cloud migration becomes an everyday need across programmes, it is increasingly critical to organisational changes, increasing demand for trained labour.

Full Stack and React JS engineers are nearly always at the top of hiring pipelines as the primary instrument in developing and maintaining front-end and back-end functions for websites and applications.

Every tech firm is scrambling to find the best people to help them manage their end-to-end online needs. Angular JS Developers are also in high demand, as the platform is popular due to its speed, performance, and ease of integration.

Furthermore, because Android is one of the most popular and widely used systems globally, demand for professionals now outnumbers supply.

Overall, the demand for digital skills will rise as sectors refresh and map their digital goals and implement technology reforms.

“Today, several forces are at play as they amalgamate to define the next steps of the industry,” stated Vijay Sivaram, CEO of Quess IT Staffing.

Experts have dubbed this moment “The Great Resignation,” since the never-ending talent influx has disturbed the demand-supply balance, forcing companies to work on both talent acquisition and retention.”

These changes are most evident in India Inc.’s evolving environment. We see new Global Capability Centers installation across the country and established corporations expanding into Tier 2 and 3 locations.

However, as the demand for remote workers grows, corporations are looking outside India’s boundaries to hire in other APAC countries like the Philippines, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka.

While these macro factors provide wind in the industry’s sails, a significant shift can also be seen at the micro-level, in most Board rooms, where new buzz words such as “workforce skilling,” “resource management,” and “automated talent acquisition processes” are driving change and steering the industry.

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