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The top five technology jobs of 2018

According to recent findings by Simplilearn, here is a list of top five jobs of 2018 that impacted the technology job market in India.
The top five technology jobs of 2018

As companies struggle to adapt to a tight IT job market, they are doing whatever they can to pull top technology talent. For most companies it means getting a head start in filling next year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related position.

As you begin to plan for the next year, have a look at these top five jobs that dominated the technology job market in the year 2018, as released by Simplilearn:

Data Scientist

In the past two years, jobs for Data Scientists have surged exponentially across sectors. The report suggests that more than 20,000 jobs opened up for the role with a median salary of Rs 25, 00,000. The top companies which hired for this role included Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Flipkart, Hewlett-Packard (HP) India, Wipro, Samsung R&D India.

AI Engineers

This role saw around 8000 jobs in the year 2018. The average pay for this role has been Rs 20,00,000. Top hiring companies for this role have been Intel, Amazon India, Accenture India, Wipro Digital, Infosys, finds the report.

Cloud architects

With an average salary of around Rs 18-30 lakh, Cloud Architect witnessed around 14,000 jobs this year, according to the report. The top companies which hired for this role include Microsoft India, Wipro, HCL, IBM India, Tech Mahindra.

Cybersecurity experts

With around 36,000 jobs, cybersecurity experts saw an average salary of around Rs 22-32 lakhs. The top companies that hired for this role include IBM India, Infosys, Dell India, HP India, Amazon India.

Digital Project Managers

With up to Rs 24 lakhs in remuneration, this role that handles the digital transformation a company, witnessed around 18,000 jobs in India this year. Companies including Tech Mahindra, Accenture India, Wipro, Philips India, Tata Communications, Reliance Jio majorly hired for this role.

While the roles like Data Scientists, AI Engineers, and Digital Project Managers were high-in-demand, we also observed that filling these roles were a challenge for organizations due to lack of skills. According to a survey done by People Matters and Manipal ProLearn, we found skills like AI, Cloud Computing,  Big Data, etc. are high-in-demand (most desired) but least available. 

The call to action is to reskill the existing workforce to make them future ready rapidly. 

Topics: Jobs, Talent Acquisition

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