With the rise in the emphasis placed on data, we are sure to witness rapid growth in the number of data-oriented roles, writes Gaurav Vohra.

With every passing decade, there arises a set of most desired job roles and designations, with advancing technology and the incorporation and adaption of the same, the availability and the diversity of open job roles have increased manifold.

However, companies are fighting and are forever in the bunt for the most skilled talent to gain a competitive edge in today’s airtight IT market. As per records by  India’s IT, sector market is projected to reach US$ 100 billion by 2025.

Ever wondered about the driving factors for the global popularity of India’s Information technology sector?

The primary reasons behind a thriving IT industry can be attributed to a plethora of talent, advancing urban infrastructure, contributory business environment, successful operations, demographic dividend, foreign language skills, intellectual capital, and everlasting growth of the domestic sector. Similar to previous decades, the IT sector has the potential to drive transformation. Aided by emerging technologies, today, they can drive the country’s economy, making India an economic superpower.

According to the Statista Research Department, the Indian information technology and business process management industry had over four million employed personnel during the financial year 2020.

Here is a list of the top most popular and well playing IT/ITES jobs that are playing a vital role in defining the career landscape of 2021.

  • AI Specialist

According to, the global AI market is predicted to snowball in the next few years, reaching a $190.61 billion market value in 2025. This clearly showcases the demand that exists in the AI market. With relevant specialization and necessary guidance, one can pave the way for a successful IT career as an AI specialist.

  • Data Scientist

A data scientist is a professional who gathers relevant Information from the business, market, and customers to analyze the same and design newer innovative solutions for present and future business problems and higher productivity. According to Glassdoor, a data scientist makes anywhere between INR 10-24 LPA.

  • Cloud Engineer

A cloud Engineer’s primary responsibility includes planning, designing, managing, and monitoring the cloud systems of an organization. According to, as much as 80% of organizations are predicted to migrate to the cloud by 2025. Also, cloud engineers who can adopt and leverage software such as Iaas, Saas, and Paas offerings will find tremendous job opportunities with handsome pay.

  • Cyber Security and Risk Analyst

With the constant increase in cyber-attacks, there is an air of anxiety for foreboding when it comes to protecting sensitive data. According to a survey by Statista, around 21.58% of respondents in the IT/ITES industry rated information and cyber security as the biggest risk to their business. As they are responsible for the protection and security of the entire network and private high-value data, there is always a need for skilled cyber security and risk analysis.

Big Data Engineer

With emerging technologies taking over all aspects of most industries, data-driven decision-making has become the primary need of every organization. A report by interview states that the data engineering-specific interviews increased by 40% in 2020. Although abundant data is available, not all of them are usable. Therefore, a big data engineer who is primarily responsible for cleaning, managing, and maintaining raw data and then converting them into actionable elements for more reliable innovation, decision making, and strategy setting is of high importance to an organization. With the increase in the emphasis placed on data and data-driven decisions, we are sure to witness rapid growth in the number of data-oriented roles. Today, data is seen as an irreplaceable tool with the power to single-handedly drive an organization’s performance. Pursuing a career in the same will undoubtedly help in chartering a successful career path in the IT/ITES industry.

Source:- Education Times

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