The pandemic has catapulted digitisation and automation resulting in new job opportunities and increased demand in existing occupation.
In the past year, there was a combined demand of over 1.5 lakh roles in 5G, Cloud Computing, artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile App-Development and Robotic Process Automation which has resulted in a demand supply gap of almost 28%, highlights a report by The Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC).
The talent demand supply gap will continue to widen with the advent of 5G and allied technologies rollout, it said.
“Opportunities in 5G with the enormous use cases it will permit in industrial settings and customer experience such as in Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, IoT, etc. and with its nature of capabilities will require new range of skills required to manage use case development. The prime minister also been talking about opportunities in space technology with new space startups and entities will ensure new range of jobs,” K Rajaraman, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications said in a statement.
Hiring in technology roles are emerging rapidly due to increased digitisation in every sector. This trend is likely to grow as the progress of technological solutions becomes more required.
Engineering, telecom, and healthcare sectors are expected to add about 12 million new jobs by FY26, according to a report by TeamLease Digital, a staffing division of TeamLease Services. Specialised staff or professional staff with high-skill and expertise will form nearly 17% of the overall jobs created, it added.
According to the report, the deployment of 5G by the Indian semiconductor market will boost growth opportunities for the wireless industry and will accelerate post-Covid economic recovery, said the report.
“We see a huge increase in the target addressable market in Professional Staffing segment, backed by overall growth in every segment, fusion of technologies like 5G, IT & Engineering, favourable government policies and high economic growth in next five years. To sum it up, we believe that there is a huge opportunity for the job seekers in these sectors, not only for specific industry focused employment but also for industry agnostic employment with a bent of digital skills,” said Sunil Chemmankotil, Head of Specialised Staffing, TeamLease Digital.