Digital disruption to add 1.4 mn IT jobs in India by 2027: Cisco-IDC study

Digital disruption to add 1.4 mn IT jobs in India by 2027: Cisco-IDC study
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15 Nov, 2018

Digital disruption in India is expected to add nearly 1.4 million information technology jobs in the country by 2027, a study commissioned by network services provider Cisco and conducted by market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) has shown.

The jobs growth, which will rise by a whopping 46%, will primarily be driven by emerging technologies like cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data and essential digital transformation skills that organisations are seeking, the study showed.

It further showed that job roles such as social media administrator, machine learning designer and IoT designer are expected to be among the most in-demand positions 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 organisations might find it difficult to fill these niche roles," IDC stated in a statement.

This change will require employees to upskill themselves through certification programme to upgrade their knowledge and grow the organisation from within, the market research firm said.

The study also found that nearly a fifth of employees have funded their certification courses on their own while about 50% of them underwent some training in 2017.

Also, 89% of hiring managers reported having a higher level of trust for candidates with certifications, while 88% of customers experienced improved service and support to end users.

Cisco itself offers certification courses and claims that they fulfilled the prerequisites for 5.9 million new job postings in 2017.