Google, Microsoft, Apple and many others are hiring for various IT roles in India — data scientists and cloud architects in high demand

Google, Microsoft, Apple and many others are hiring for various IT roles in India —   data scientists and cloud architects in high demand
  • The IT industry in India recorded around 1,38,000 new jobs in 2020.
  • The IT and software industry in India accounted for 8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020.
  • These are some of the highest paying jobs, which are gaining importance in the IT sector, according to an UpGrad report.
The information technology (IT) and software industry in India, which accounted for 8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2020, has been on an upswing throughout the pandemic. India’s technology industry is expected to grow by 2.3% in FY2021 and touch $194 billion, as per software industry lobby NASSCOM.

The IT industry, in India, recorded around 1,38,000 new jobs in 2020. This pandemic not only accelerated the pace of digital transformation, but also created a need for rapid and scaled deployment of IT professionals. As per the latest Naukri JobSpeak report, the IT-software sector recorded a robust growth of 14% in hiring in May 2021 as compared to April 2021. The hiring growth in tech is at an all-time high of 39% in May 2021 compared to May last year, surpassing the growth in pre-Covid times, as per the report.

Major IT hubs of India — Bangalore, Pune, and Hyderabad — saw a tremendous uptick in hiring activity in May this year as compared to April 2021, led by tech talent demand. Overall, there was a 14% increase in demand for tech professionals in the month of May than in April as majority tech giants announced bulk-hiring plans in 2021, according to the Naukri JobSpeak report.

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Companies like software firms Adobe, Oracle, consulting firm Accenture, e-commerce platform Flipkart, and Indian social commerce platform Meesho have been making aggressive hiring on job platform

These are some of the highest paying job roles which are gaining importance in the IT sector, according to an UpGrad report, which came out in January 2021 —


  1. Data Scientists
India is the second biggest recruiter of data scientists or data analytics professionals, after the US, according to UpGrad. Companies in India are not shying away from offering good salary packages to data scientists.

The key role of a data scientist is to analyse and interpret the complex data to facilitate better decision making. A data scientist should know machine learning algorithms, data modelling, coding languages like Python, R, SAS, SQL.
The average salary of an entry level/fresher data scientist is ₹5,00,000 per annum.
Google, Microsoft,Amazon, Cognizant are hiring data scientists for different parts of India.

2. Big Data Engineer
Nowadays, more and more companies are interested in mining data, thus creating an increased demand for Data Engineers.

The job role requires a high level of expertise in Big Data as it is their key role to work with large volumes of complex data and crunch it into meaningful insights for the company.
A data engineer can expect to earn around ₹8,50,000 per annum, according to Glassdoor.
Google, Amazon, Apple, Adobe, Uber are actively looking for Data Engineers in various locations.

3. Cloud Architect
Several companies across the globe spend over $1.2 million on cloud computing services every year, which accounts for 30% of the IT budget of the organisation worldwide, according to UpGrad.

Cloud architects have to supervise the cloud computing strategy and make sure that the deployments are implemented correctly. A cloud architect should have the knowledge about the architecture applications in the cloud environment, should know how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS) and good working knowledge of operating systems like Linux, Ubuntu, Solaro and Unix.
A cloud architect can earn between ₹16,00,000-₹24,00,000 per annum depending on the level of experience and the organisation.
Microsoft, Intel, Amazon, Accenture are hiring Cloud Architects at various locations in India.

4.Software Architect
The primary role of software architects is to develop customised software solutions such as web services, user interfaces,coding programs and databases. Software architects have to ensure the cost efficiency of the software they are developing and stay up to date with latest advancements in their field.

Software architects should be aware of various operating systems like Windows, Linux, Ubuntu, Solaro and should have an array of technologies like JavaScript, HTML, C++, and JQuery.
The average salary of a software architect in India is around ₹21,00,000 per annum.
Philips, Intel, Dell Technologies, Ericsson are actively hiring Software Architects at various locations in India.

5. DevOps Engineer
DevOps Engineers work closely with software developers and system operators to manage and supervise code releases. They are also responsible for maintaining infrastructure and integrating them with cloud computing services to facilitate automation.

DevOps Engineers should know how to deploy in the server of production, and should have proficiency in at least one source code management tool such as Git.
According to PayScale, the average salary of a DevOps Engineer is around ₹6,70,000 per annum in India.
Apple, Cognizant, Microsoft, Tata India, Dell are looking out for DevOps Engineers at various locations in India.

6. Full Stack Developer
Companies are in dire need of professionals who can work with PHP and HTML, hence they offer excellent salary packages to professionals.

Full Stack developers perform the roles of front-end and back-end developers. A professional should be well versed with front-end and back-end technology, API, VCS, and Server.
Full Stack Developers can get a lucrative salary of ₹6,00,000 per annum.
Apple, Google, Barclays, IBM are hiring Full Stack developers at various locations in India.

7.Artificial Intelligence (AI) Engineer
AI adoption among various industries is happening at such a rapid speed that it will create around 2.3 million jobs by 2023, predicts research firm Gartner.

Artificial Intelligence engineers have to apply their mathematical and statistical skills to process data, build models, and maintain AI systems. AI encompasses machine learning, deep learning and natural learning processing (NLP).
An entry-level salary for AI engineers is ₹6,00,000 and can go higher than ₹50,00,000 depending on the level of experience.
Google, Tata India, IDFC Bank, are calling out AI Engineers at various locations in India.

8. Cyber Security Specialists
According to a report by IT firm Cisco, one out of every three companies face financial losses due to cyber attacks. Therefore, cyber security professionals are much in demand.

The primary role of a cyber security specialist is to protect an organisation's information and data from hackers, viruses, malwares and cyber attacks.
The average salaries of cyber security specialists can earn around ₹8,80,000 per annum in India.
Google, Dell, IBM are hiring Cyber Security specialists at various locations in India.

9. Blockchain Engineer
Blockchain is one of the fastest growing sectors gaining traction in the past few years.

A Blockchain developer’s responsibility is to develop and implement solutions and architectures related to blockchain technology. Professionals must know at least a few tools required for development such as Geth, Remix, Mist, and Solium. They must be well versed in C, C++,Java, and Python, as majority of the Blockchain projects are related to these languages.
The salary of a Blockchain Developer ranges between ₹5,00,000-₹30,00,000 per annum depending on the level of experience.
Air Asia, Accenture, WazirX are actively looking for Blockchain Engineers at various locations in India.

10. Internet-of-Things (IOT) Solutions Architect
IOT solutions architects play a leadership role in making strategy and deployment of IOT solutions in the organisation.

Professionals must be proficient in diverse areas such as security, networking, systems engineering, cloud programming and hardware device programming. They closely work with Business Analytics Engineers, Data scientists and designers to develop IOT solutions.
Entry level/freshers can expect to earn between ₹3,50,000-₹6,00,000 per annum.
Accenture, Intel, Wipro are hiring IOT solutions architects at various locations in India.

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