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Digital Disruption to add 1.4M new IT jobs in India by 2027

Study identifies the most significant roles in IT in the country

To identify the best opportunities for IT professionals, Cisco commissioned International Data Corp. (IDC) to conduct a study which found that India is likely to add over 1.4 million new IT jobs by 2027. This represents a whopping 46 percent growth in jobs primarily driven by emerging technologies like cybersecurity, Internet of things (IoT) and Big Data, essential digital transformation skills that organizations are seeking.

According to IDC InfoBrief, “The 20 Most Significant IT Roles You Should Consider in India” job roles like social media administrator, machine learning designer, and IoT designer are among the most in-demand job roles in the coming years.

As skill sets required in this digital age change for most industries, it’s also transforming how and where people work. As a result, IT organizations might find it difficult to fill these niche roles. This calls for upskilling the employee skill sets through certification programs to upgrade their knowledge and grow the organization from within.

Also, witnessing its growing importance in a rapidly changing technological landscape, nearly a fifth of employees self-funded their certification courses while about 50 percent of them underwent some training in 2017.

According to the study, 89 percent of hiring managers reported a higher level of trust on candidates having certifications, while 88 percent of customers experienced an improvement in the level of service and support to end users.


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