The best paying jobs in India in 2019 — Compliance Specialist and Python expert top the list


  • Jobs in the IT industries and Professional Services have been extremely popular in 2019.
  • With average annual CTC at ₹31.09 lakh, the hottest job of 2019 is that of a Compliance Specialists.
  • The other top jobs includes Python Specialists, and Hadoop Specialist among others.
Millennials who are seeking jobs do not have it easy. Not only is the economy weak, automation and emerging needs are changing the way companies hire. But a new set of jobs are emerging and are paying well too and they might require you to be a ‘specialist’.

Randstad Insights Salary Trends Report 2019 unveiled the 10 hottest jobs in India for 2019. With average annual CTC at ₹31 lakhs, the hottest job of 2019 is that of a compliance specialist, followed by Python specialists, hadoop specialists and specialist doctors.
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​ Compliance Specialists

​ Compliance Specialists

Compliance specialists ensure that the company adheres to all the rules, regulations and standards that an industry demands. Their duties change based on the sector they work.

CTC: ₹31 lakhs

Skills required: Risk management, data interpretation and conflict management.

Python Specialists

Python Specialists

An IT professional with a sound knowledge of Python, a programming language used to create web applications.

CTC: ₹20 lakh

Skills required: Core Python, web frameworks, data science and deep learning

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​ Hadoop Specialists

​ Hadoop Specialists

They are software developers who specialise in coding for Hadoop applications.

CTC: ₹19 lakhs

Skills required: Knowledge of database structure and data loading tools like Flume and Sqoop.

Specialist Doctors

Specialist Doctors

They are medical professionals with advanced clinical training.

CTC: ₹18 lakh

Skills required: Specialisation in a medical field like addiction psychiatrists etc.

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Pre-Sales Consultant

Pre-Sales Consultant

They analyse the target market and monitor focus groups to design pitches before sales commence.

CTC: ₹18 lakhs

Skills required: Analytical skills, problem-solving, soft skills like communication, coordination and negotiation.

iOS Specialists

iOS Specialists

Software engineers with sound knowledge of Apple’s operating system, iOS that is integrated in all its devices.

CTC: ₹17.71 lakh

Skills required: Familiarity with Objective-C or Swift or Cocoa Touch, knowledge of iOS framework like Core Data or Core Animation.

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​ AWS Specialists

​ AWS Specialists

They are experts who develop, deploy and debug cloud-based applications in Amazon Web Services

CTC: ₹17.6 lakhs

Skills required: Knowledge of core AWS services and basic AWS architecture.

Project Managers

Project Managers

They take up the responsibility of executing of a planned project across sectors.

CTC: ₹16.7 lakhs

Skills required: The core skills may vary according to the industry. However, project managers should be efficient in contract management, cost control amongst others.

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​ Data Scientist

​ Data Scientist

They create machine-learning based processes or tools based on big data.

CTC: ₹16.6 lakh

Skills required: Programming, statistics, machine learning, linear Algebra, Calculus and data visualisation.

Cloud Architect/Computing

Cloud Architect/Computing

An IT professional who looks after cloud computing strategies of a company including cloud adoption plans, design and cloud management.

CTC: ₹16.53 lakh

Skills required: Experience in programming languages like Python, Ruby and Elixir, along with knowledge about cloud infrastructure and platforms.

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