If you are a computer science student or a fresh graduate looking to go into the field of software, there will be probably a lot of things going on your mind right now regarding your career. You must be wondering where the biggest demand for new graduates is and which path provides you with better scope.
The IT industry, which once believed to have reached its saturation point, is growing year after year and the opportunities related to the sector are also increasing. One thing we have learned in the present years is that technology is not something which remains the same without any change. It is something which becomes more advanced and keeps surprising us every year and the advancement in IT sector is also on the same track. With this fast changes in technology, the hiring patterns also keep changing with the times.
As given in Naukri Job Speak (a naukri.com monthly report on hiring activities), Hiring activity in the IT and ITES sectors continued to go strong in November 2015 as well and recorded a year-on-year growth of 18% and 11% respectively in the November 2015 Index. This is good news for all those aspirants seeking to get a good career in IT companies like Microsoft, Google, etc. Let us look at some of the hiring trends that will be on the focus for the coming years:
- There is still a shortage of skilled professionals – Hence increase in hiring
Even though a huge number of software engineers and IT graduates are churned out of institutes every year, there still is a huge gap in the market for highly skilled professionals. So if you are good at what you do, you will be able to get a lot of opportunities from some of the biggest names in the industry.
- Skills rather than degrees will dictate hiring
If you thought graduating from a good institute is going to get you the best of the jobs, the days are over. With the start-up revolution catching up in the country, there is a huge demand for professionals with skills rather than degrees. If you hold a simple diploma yet can perform and code better, you can really grow fast and be easily successful.
- Focus on mobile platform
With the smartphones taking the center stage in present age of technology, companies are increasingly looking to gear up their mobile development. Of recent it has been seen that companies who have a strong mobile presence are becoming quite better in the competition and with Google algorithms prioritizing websites with strong mobile presence, this is going to become a prominent part of businesses. Thus, the hiring for developers in this platform will increase sufficiently.
- Big Data and Cloud computing
Big Data had been given a blind eye for a long time by the companies due to the high cost of maintaining and analysing it. But with the advancement of technologies it has become an important thing for business nowadays to gain important insights related to customer behaviour, which is important for remaining one step ahead of the competitors. Thus it offers loads of new opportunities for those having skills in Big Data Analytic.
Cloud computing is another thing which has gained momentum in the last five years and has peaked with idea of accessing content seamlessly across different devices. So this is another area which will see a rise in job opportunities.
- The continued rise of HTML5
A huge demand for HTML5 developers have come up with its increased popularity and phasing out of Adobe Flash. This has become one of the top sought-after IT and computing skills in the industry.
- Demand for front-end developers
If you think life is greener on the back-end of the developing side, this is not true. With immense popularity of apps and the user’s response according to the interface, UI developers are as much as important for businesses as back-end developers.
One thing that you can be sure about is that the opportunities in the IT industry are surely going to change and that too towards the positive side.