With 5G, cybersecurity talent becomes critical priority for enterprises
The Covid-19 pandemic fast tracked the requirement for robust cybersecurity practices as companies began remote working, more devices were online, digital payments were rising and security issues were at an all-time high. As per global job site Indeed, job postings for “cybersecurity” have grown 81% between August 2019 to August 2022.
As India rolls out 5G, demand for cybersecurity is likely to increase as well. There is already a talent mismatch of 25.5% in security between August 2019 to August 2022, and the launch of 5G services will trigger a further spike in security-related jobs.
“5G rollout has been eagerly anticipated in India, and businesses have already begun hiring to develop 5G-specific technology and services. With enterprises looking at 5G adoption at an accelerated pace, we will likely see an uptick in hiring for these roles in the next few quarters,” said Saumitra Chand, career expert, Indeed India.
“This also means that there will be an increased need for skilled talent that can design security systems and strengthen network architectures to adapt to the new technology. Both jobseekers and the industry at large need to ensure that they create a strong pool of cybersecurity talent to cater to the newly boosted telecommunication sector,” Chand adds.
Further, job postings for telecommunications and 5G have increased by 33.7% between September 2021 and September 2022 on Indeed’s platform.
Job roles such as telecommunications engineer have grown by 16% from August to September 2022. Similarly, clicks for customer service representatives and operations associates have increased by 13.91% and 8.22% respectively in the last one month.
The data also revealed that the average salary for top job roles such as technical support, BPO executive, and customer service representative is Rs 3,53,298, 3,29,520 and 3,06,680, respectively.