Techies Now Need to Multi-skill!

Continuous re-skilling is not an option anymore, but a necessity in today’s volatile job market

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IT professionals need to invest in learning new skills 15-20 times in their career to achieve career growth.

The most coveted tech skills today may not be relevant five years from now, says a skill report released by Edureka, a global e-learning platform. While the importance of re-skilling has been stressed enough, skilling with the right technologies and with more than one technology, is as important as re-skilling itself, according to the report.

The report states that continuous re-skilling is not an option anymore, but a necessity in today’s volatile job market, and IT professionals need to invest in learning new skills 15-20 times to achieve career growth. These are the key findings of ‘The fastest growing tech skills 2018’, a report released by Edureka.

Key findings:
* Professionals with 10-15 years of experience are driving demand for online courses in trending technologies.

* New-age technologies like AI, IoT, RPA, Blockchain are being adopted across industries and new job roles that didn't exist a year ago are being introduced today.

* 40 and outdated is a real worry driving mid-managers and senior professionals to up-skill.

* Entry-level professionals make up the second biggest category of learners after mid to senior professionals, reflective of the skill gap between industry and academia.

* IT-software sector contributes to the biggest chunk of learners, and Finance and Banking sectors comes second, although there is a big gap between the two.

* Demand for courses in trending technologies is also seen from traditional industries such as Pharma, Telecom, and Retail in addition to new-age and IT sectors.

* In India, Bangalore leads the demand for all fast-growing technologies. The other metros also drive major demand, but there is a substantial demand from Tier II and III cities too.

* Interest in training for Cloud Computing and DevOps, Data Science and Big Data Frameworks is highest among non-metros and tier 2 cities in comparison to metros.

The list of the fastest-growing tech skills features many new entrants such as Artificial Intelligence which has seen a 100 percent increase in learners in the last six months at Edureka, and IoT, which until a year ago did not have job roles dedicated to it.

Blockchain is another technology witnessing demand for hiring across geographies and has seen more than 25 percent of senior professionals with 15+ years’ experience up-skilling. This is in sync with the industry trend of global organisations and start-ups innovating on blockchain. Robotic Process Automation is the other new entrant with jobs being created in multiple domains.

What Is Hot
AI and IoT
Robotic Process Automation
Cloud Computing and DevOps
Data Science
Big Data Frameworks

Vineet Chaturvedi, co-founder, Edureka, said: “At a time when the average life span of a technical skill is very low, up-skilling constantly has become a necessity for IT professionals. However, many of them are in a rush to future-proof their careers and are enrolling in courses without evaluating the longevity of the skills they are honing. A combination of skills is recommended for technology professionals looking to future-proof their careers.

"A core skill, which is in demand also needs to be augmented with upgrades and other new technologies. Our report seeks to list the tech skills that will help professionals plan for their career growth in a dynamic, global industry.”

What Is Not
Single Big Data Framework
Manual Testing
Web development
Java, Linux fundamentals.


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