Indian Engineers are Under Constant Pressure amidst the Tech Revolution
A report released recently by Edureka, the online-learning platform, presents some key findings that rightly exposes the pressure faced by engineers in the rapidly changing tech world. ‘The fastest growing tech skills 2018’, the report states that engineers have to re-invent themselves by learning new technologies promptly at least 15-20 times in their career to trigger good career growth.
Stagnation and Complacency are the kiss of death for engineers today. Learning rapidly is not an option but a necessity as the technologies hyped today will be significantly less valued 5 years from now. The choice of the technology and the timing are also two very important factors that can make or break careers.
One of the main reasons being the inability of most engineers to learn new skills stems from the fallacies of the education system which focuses more on rote learning and assesses the individual purely on the basis of marks secured. The inefficient infrastructure coupled with outdated curriculum impedes future growth.
Vineet Chaturvedi, Co-Founder, Edureka says,
“At a time when the average lifespan 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.”
The report, based on the data from 16,000+ learners on Edureka, contains the following key findings:
- 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.
- Professionals with 10-15 years of experience are driving demand for online courses in trending technologies.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- IT-Software sector contributes to the biggest chunk of learners and Finance and Banking sector comes in second, although there is a big gap between the two.
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.
The report also outlines the fastest growing test skills and a 100% increase in learners taking up these courses. 25% of the senior professionals with more than 15 years of experience have found to be up-skilling in the blockchain, a technology in high demand throughout the world.
The hottest technologies include AI and IoT, Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, DevOps and Cloud Computing, Big Data Frameworks and Data Science. The report specifies job trends, salaries, experience and top locations for jobs with great detail which makes it highly significant for engineers and developers.