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Growing Demand for Specific Skill Sets in India's Tech Job Market

As businesses use data to acquire insights, data analytics is expanding rapidly. This increases the need for skill sets such as business intelligence, data science, and analysis

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Preeti Anand
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Unquestionably, there is a rise in demand for particular skill sets that correspond with the changing needs of the sector in India's quickly developing tech job market. Organisations in all industries depend more on a highly skilled workforce with specialised knowledge to promote innovation and growth as technology advances at an unmatched rate. The need for people with specialised skill sets is growing, ranging from competence in cybersecurity, cloud computing, and software development. This increasing need highlights how important it is to acquire and develop talent if India is to continue to be a centre of innovation and technology on a global scale. Those looking to succeed in this competitive market will need to be able to develop specialised skill sets as the tech industry continues to change.

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Demand for Specific Skill Sets in India's Tech Job Market

According to Quess Corp.'s "Annual Digital Skills Report FY24," there is a "growing demand for specific skill sets" in the tech job market in India. The survey states that just five main areas demand competence for nearly two-thirds (66%) of all IT jobs: development (35%), ERP (12%), testing (7%), design and engineering (7%), and networking (5%). However, The research notes that there is an increasing demand for experts in cutting-edge technologies. Demand is high for cloud computing (increased 16% since H1FY24), cybersecurity (up 215%), and data analytics (up 256%).

Cloud computing's scalability and affordability are driving its growth

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Cloud computing's scalability and affordability drive its growth, resulting in a sharp increase in demand for cloud architects, engineers, and security experts who can oversee and improve cloud infrastructure and applications. Businesses are moving their operations and data to the cloud, making cybersecurity another hot topic.

Strong cybersecurity measures are therefore required, and managing incident response plans, identifying vulnerabilities, and putting security policies into place all require competent personnel. Notably, by addressing the changing digital landscape and promoting the growth of qualified workers in this field, the Cyber Security Bill highlights the need for cybersecurity specialists even more.

The research identifies encouraging trends in tech employment

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As businesses use data to acquire insights, data analytics is expanding rapidly. This increases the need for business intelligence, data science, and analysis experts. The research identifies encouraging trends in tech employment across a range of industries in addition to essential IT skills. Product development (6%), automotive (15%), finance (BFSI 19%), and consultancy (9%), among others, are seeing considerable increases in their need for tech skills.

In addition to the continued strength of traditional industries like aircraft and automotive, there has been a noticeable expansion into semiconductor, electronics, and electrical industries. The industry's embrace of technology and emphasis on innovation in supply chain management and product creation is reflected in this diversification. The industry's embrace of technology and focus on innovation in supply chain management and product creation are reflected in this diversification.

A digital revolution is taking place in the retail sector

Amid the e-commerce retailing boom, there is an unprecedented demand for tech talent with digital marketing, AI, and data analytics expertise. To stay competitive in this ever-changing market, these experts use technology to streamline processes, customise interactions with clients, and gather consumer information.

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