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Digital Transformation Generating Jobs in IT Industry

Top IT Jobs in Demand in India, Revealed by Simplilearn Study

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Five key domains—Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Digital Project Management are transforming industries across the world. This transformation is generating lucrative job opportunities for working professionals in the IT/ITes in India and is impacting the job market positively.

Simplilearn, an e-learning company has released a report titled “Digital Transformation & Future of Tech Jobs in India”. 

The continuous digital transformation in India has been driving faster adoption of emerging technologies, and that’s one of the reasons why organizations today are investing in technological capabilities. Businesses in India recognize the challenges of digital transformation and are proactively embracing it. Hence, professionals across technology fields are looking at reskilling and upskilling themselves to stay relevant in their careers.

The report highlights that Bangalore is leading the way when it comes to job demand in 4 out of 5 domains, except AI Engineer and the top hiring companies include Tata Consultancy Services, Intel, Wipro, Amazon India, Flipkart, Hewlett-Packard, Accenture, and Samsung R&D. 

Median salaries for each job role, dependent experience, are listed as:

  • Data Scientists: 25 lakh PA
  • Artificial Intelligence: 20 lakh PA
  • Cloud Architect: 18-30 lakh PA
  • Cyber Security Expert: 22-32 lakh PA
  • Digital Project Manager: 15-24 lakh PA

The “Digital Transformation and Future of IT Jobs in India” survey was conducted among more than 1000 learners and IT professionals across metropolitan areas in India to understand their views on digital transformation and how it is impacting their careers. 

According to 41 per cent of respondents, the biggest impact of Digital Transformation at work has been reskilling and upskilling, followed by improved performance (32 per cent of respondents), while 50 per cent of respondents prefer a combination of company-sponsored and self-funded online training. Only 10 per cent of the respondents prefer training to be fully sponsored by their company.

It is impossible for today’s organizations to stay away from the technological advancements that are changing business dynamics. While companies are looking to adopt new technologies and platforms to advance their business results, they must focus on preparing the workforce with the right skillsets and training. Industry-specific certifications are valuable for upgrading professionals’ and employees’ skill sets and helping them stay relevant which will eventually help businesses in successfully achieving digital transformation.



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