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Information Technology Hiring to Stimulate Work From Home This Year

Aditya Narayan Mishra, CEO, CIEL HR Services, announced that apart from banks, financial institutions, and e-commerce platforms that indulge in financial transactions, there is a rise in need for cybersecurity as people are remotely exchanging files and working on various platforms.


Mishra stated that his company is busy collecting data of people with all these skills. “We are building a database of these candidates and keeping them ready,” he stated. Hiring in information technology roles is going to gain a different pace this calendar year.

As HR consultants shared, hiring for cybersecurity roles, blockchain, augmented reality, user interface, and user experience is expected to increase by 20-25%.

Work from home has accelerated the digital transformation at many companies.

Nevertheless, with an increase in the remote working environment, data and information security have gained prominence more than ever before.

Given the increase in demand, there will be a requirement for cybersecurity professionals across industries.

Additionally, blockchain technology personnel will also be high in demand as it is a secure system of maintaining ledgers and financial transactions.

The increase in augmented reality and mixed reality by e-commerce platforms and virtual gaming will mean more professionals will need it in this space. With access to better devices with more robust processors increasing, e-gaming is fast catching users’ fancy, leading to more demand for people to build these. Also, UI/UX skill is going to gain more importance in 2021.

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Mishra stated that his company is busy collecting data of people with all these skills. “We are building a database of these candidates and keeping them ready,” he continued.

It is presumed to be a good year for people with these skills in terms of salaries. The current salary ranges in the Rs 20 lakh per annum bracket for a talented person with 5-7 years of experience.

“If someone decides to change jobs, companies will be willing to give an increase of 45-50% on the current CTC in these fields,” Mishra stated.

Some skills already ruled the hiring market in 2020 and are expected to do well in 2021. According to Quess IT Staffing, the top five digital skills in demand were React JS Developer, Java Full Stack Developer, Azure, Android Developer, and Angular JS Developer. Between March and October 2020, React JS Developer’s role saw a rise of 184% in the total number of open positions compared to the same period in 2019. Similarly, the functions of Java Full Stack Developer increased by 62% and Azure by 28%. While Android Developer and Angular JS Developer’s skills did see a slight dip, they remain among the top niche skills in demand currently.

Vijay Sivaram, the CEO of Quess IT Staffing, stated, “The current demand for tech skills such as Android Developer, Azure Developer, Java Full Stack Developer and the like, is about 20% ahead of pre-Covid numbers. Further, with the overall demand levels for tech roles improving to close almost at pre-Covid levels, we are optimistic of further improvement in the coming year,” he stated.

Saran Balasundaram, founder and CEO, Han Digital India, opines that IT and Business Process Management (IT-BPM) will witness more hiring as new deals are getting signed. More IT deals are in the pipeline of the top 20 ITBPM service providers. “To fulfil the compelling demand, reactive and proactive hiring is soaring. 3-10 years of experience will contribute in excess of 80% of overall hiring volume,” he stated.

Lately, EY announced that in the calendar year 2021, it would be inducting about 9,000 new hires in India in various technology roles across all member firms, including the global delivery centers, to expand its digital capabilities. These hires will be in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cybersecurity, analytics, and other emerging technologies.

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