Today, IT businesses have been much advanced and have adopted many latest technologies including artificial intelligence, cloud communication, programmatic pattern analysis, and IoT that have made the IT future fabulous. Although the last few years have been quite tough for professionals, the coming years will surely be bright. Even the Indian economy will see a sharp upsurge in this sector that will be due to increased off-shore demand of the professional and services.
The Indian IT sector has once again gained momentum due to its advanced technologies and skilled in-demand professionals. IT graduates will get a plethora of jobs in manufacturing and service sector due to the massive growth of the IoT technology and devices.
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Some Predictions for IT Sector Jobs
As per Global advisory firm McKinsey & Company, over the next 3-4 years, most of the IT firms and workforce will become irrelevant. Even Capgemini CEO also have predicted that 60-65 per cent of the IT workforce will not be trainable in the near future. A Study by Horses for Sources also said that India will lose approx 640,000 jobs by 2021 due to IT automation.
Experts say that right now there are 4 million people being employed by the service industries and a large number of employees are engaged in such jobs that will not exist in the near future. They say that manual coding will soon be replaced by automatic coding and cloud computing that will surely reduce the workforce size.
Robotics is a buzzword in the IT industry that present massive challenges to India’s service sector, therefore IT industries must not only hire the matched professionals but also must train their employees with new skills. The re-Skilling of the employees will make them eligible for the new emerging technologies. New technology adoption and revenue generation are the reasons due to which organizations are adopting automation platforms and cloud computing like technologies. The engineers are being replaced by skilled professionals.
Indian IT Job Scenario
As per the current trends of the Indian IT industry, the students are graduated from IT colleges and as soon as they are skilled they are assigned live coding projects. But due to no coding IT industry soon such jobs will be eliminated and replaced by automation.
Now the new in-demand skills will be nanotech, biotech, digital space, artificial intelligence, and smart technologies. Therefore Indian IT industries are being expected to re-skill their employees. Indian education systems are also advised to train their students with new in-demand skills.
The challenges are not only for Indian IT candidates, as per World Bank report nearly 69 per cent of Indian work will get automated. Therefore new skills will become in-demand.
Accenture analytics has confirmed that robotic technology, social media and mobile technology including artificial intelligence will impact thousands of IT jobs. These technologies will make the manager’s job easier and less time-consuming in this way they will focus more on their task rather than such time-consuming tasks that require complex thinking, higher order reasoning, and interpretation.
So, on one hand, where the new technologies will ease the managerial level jobs, the middle-level professionals will have to upgrade their skills to become able for the future.
Most in-demand IT skills
New technologies like data analytics, IoT, machine learning, text analysis, and image analysis keep on growing exponentially. Even in the upcoming years, the technologies will keep on growing for the next few years. Even sensors, phones and cameras are also being used by the people and day by day the use of such smart devices is increasing that will produce a massive amount of data in the near future.
Handling of such a large amount of data is a challenge for the professionals and therefore use of big data has become essential and organizations are using big data technologies to handle massive amounts of data. The data includes structured and unstructured data like texts, images, videos or detailed files, for this many new techniques like machine learning, data analytics are being used and it is supposed to be in use for the next few years.
Regular coding jobs and platforms are being increased and some of the routine tasks become stronger and even help the programmers in increasing their productivity. The productivity of programmers is being increased due to new technologies and leading platforms. The cycle time has been reduced a lot and the product delivery has been increased due to the presence of such innovative and leading platforms.
Due to new technologies and platforms, the developers and designers are getting better opportunities and they have gotten better job options as well. In future, such skills will remain in-demand and professionals and technical aspirants will get better platforms and jobs due to this.
As the technologies are evolving every day so they are also prone to cyber-attacks, security and privacy challenges. Due to this reason, the persons who have a great understanding of the computer system, networking, privacy, and information security will continuously be employed by big organizations.
Set of the in-demand skills will make the professionals quite suitable for IT jobs and the candidates having skills that are listed in the above paragraph can take their career up to a great height. Machine learning, big data, data analytics, artificial intelligence and other IT skills that include many tools and programming languages will make the candidates suitable for today’s IT industry.
Even IT professionals can become expert and suitable candidates by grasping and learning new technologies.
Some Other Value Added Skills
Apart from the above-listed and discussed technical skills many other skills are in demand for IT professionals. These skills include communication and coordination skills that are part of every organization and needs less human intervention.
One may need to contact and coordinate with their team members and this is the reason due to which candidates may require additional soft skills too.
The employees are expected to be able to have such skills that may include interpersonal skills like team communication and coordination and the ability to set up the working environment. They are expected to understand the client’s requirement and to communicate with them so that they can know the exact client requirement and complete the task.
In Flagship, it must become mandatory to possess some skills like big data, machine learning, and robotics essential so that candidates can know the need for these skills. There should be an
alternative educational model for the Indian IT aspirants and based on the same model, the candidates must be skilled so that they can explore various opportunities of the market.