Yogesh-R | March 14th, 2022
The New –age skill set for Year 2022.

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The New –age skill set for Year 2022.

Despite the hazardous pandemic COVID-19 that led to a tremendous economic crash, the passion for learning new technologies and building careers in the IT market is booming. The raging rise in digitalization to make the livelihood fast and better has resulted in an exponential increase in the demand for technologies in everyday life. The people have realized the need for advancement and the use of technology to make the livelihood facile. This advancement is a harbinger of new smart tomorrow. 

Technology is enabling a fast change and evolution in the learning and earning style of beginners and professionals. The beginners are very optimistic about job prospects in 2021 and keen to not just conversant but extremely skilled in any job-oriented technology that helps to grasp positions in the IT industry in the future. It is an overriding need for the professionals to upskill with advanced and niche skill-sets that will have a deep impact in 2021. As per LinkedIn data, the average number of learning hours (month-wise) on LinkedIn Learning raised by three times from April to December 2020, in contrast to the pre-Covid-19 months of January and February.

  • According to Burning Glass Technologies, the two tech job- oriented skills paying the highest salary premiums in 2021 are IT Automation like DevOps, cloud computing etc. ($24,969) and AI & Machine Learning ($14,175).
  • The average salary premiums for the most in-demand tech skills range from $4,204 to nearly $25,000.

Several new technologies are knocking with new profiles and positions in the IT industry. Now the question arises which technology one should be proficient in to get the best opportunities.

So, let’s have a look into the top demanding technologies in the market serving plenty of jobs to usher in year 2021: 


Machine Learning is a subset of Artificial Intelligence. It makes computers or systems, capable of learning from experiences and inculcates the power of decision making without being explicitly programmed. In machine learning, algorithms and techniques are developed that make a machine learn to perform something without actually programmed it to do so. The core policy is analyzing the input data and learning for itself. 

The demand for Machine learning professionals is increasing with the increase in the use of smart devices in day to day life. Many reputed companies like google, amazon, Facebook, IBM, Instagram are working on this technology to connect with more & more people and hiring professionals to expand their business with new techniques. The machine learning retailing business is predicted to enlarge to $8.81 billion by 2022.

Enroll for the best machine learning course, spice up your CV and position yourself in one of the reputed companies. The profiles available are as follows:

  • NLP scientist
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Human-centered machine learning designer.

Data science is a study that deals with a massive amount of data that uses modern tools and techniques to search unseen patterns, process them, derive meaningful information, and make business decisions.

Data Science also known as data-driven science facilitates better decision making, predictive analysis, and pattern matching. The role of a data scientist is to transform indeterminate data sets into determinate datasets. The companies implement techniques and algorithms on data to better understand the customer’s requirement which in turn helps to grow their business.

Data science is pervaded in diverse fields includes healthcare, gaming, image recognition, recommendation systems (E.g. Netflix, Amazon), logistics, and many more.

According to Glassdoor, the average salary of a data scientist in India is INR 907,000 per annum.

It’s a smart move to pursue a career in data science, not just because it is in trend and pays well, but it plays an important role in which the entire economy turns.

This is the correct time to register for this course. Over the last five years, the job vacancies for data science and its related roles have grown significantly.

Some of them are:

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Consultant

This innovative technology is a blend of two unique processes i.e., development and operations of any software/ application. It plays a pivotal role as it bridges the gap between software team and operation team, traditionally worked in isolation. It empowers companies with the capability to develop and release features faster with continuous feedback. 

DevOps is a progressing field in the IT industry. Various companies like TCS, Tatwasoft Algoworks, Veritis etc. in India are looking for engineers who are skilled to work on DevOps role.


The Popular DevOps Job Roles

  • Application Developer
  • Security Engineer
  • Integration Specialist
  • System Admin
  • Automation Engineer

Artificial Intelligence permeates speed and decision-making capability in the machines. Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to develop, demonstrate, and mimic human cognitive behavior.

A Team Lease Services Report projects approximately 440,000 AI-related jobs worldwide. Few of the key trends to disclose in 2021 include AI in hyper-automation, AI in business forecasting and analysis, etc. The applications of AI in marketing for automatic decision-making will endure making marketing more intelligent in 2021. Auto-Techno Giants like Accenture, Google, Jaguar, Land Rover, NVIDIA, Amazon, Microsoft, and many more, are hiring for candidates specialized in this technology. According to a survey, a new entrant AI professional can earn approx. INR 6 LPA; the mid-level and highly skilled can exceed INR 50 lakhs in India.

     There are numerous job roles in the artificial intelligence domain. Some are as follows:

  1. AI Data Analyst.
  2. AI Research Scientist.
  3. AI Product Manager.
  4. Business Intelligence Developer.

This pervaded technology is the future of the digital world. It takes things to the next level by providing advanced interaction among devices (such as sensors, handheld computers), actuation, and automation systems and services. In 2021, there will be growth in smart home gadgets which will be a boon for IoT professionals.

Reports suggest the IoT economic revolution will increase the average income between 20 to 30% by 2030. 16% of IoT experts in India earn in the range of ₹10-25 LPA. Almost 92% of freshers are earning INR 6 LPA. The median salary of IoT professionals with experience and skills is more than INR 30 LPA. 

In appreciation, the 5G technology will also play a massive role in IoT innovation in 2021.

The profiles highly in demand are as follows:

  • IOT Product developer
  • IOT Engineer
  • Embedded Programs Engineer
  • IoT Cloud Developer
  • IoT Edge Computing Engineer
  • IoT Network Engineer

With WFH as the new normal, targeted attacks are expected on companies and secured networks via users connecting to it remotely. WFH workers will need to prepare against misinformation and online frauds so that they don’t fall prey to data harvesting malware, distributed denial of service, and other cyber-attacks.

As per NASSCOM reports, India have the largest IT talent pool in the world, still, it lacks skilled cybersecurity professionals. In fact, the need for experienced professionals is so high that companies are willing to pay a premium salary of over INR 1.5 to 4 crore to top talent. According to some reports, the average cybersecurity experts' salaries in India have grown to INR 8.8 LPA.

Government agencies like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the National Security Agency (NSA), offer inspiring roles for cybersecurity professionals. 

Some of the profiles available in tech giants like Wipro, Dell, Reliance, IBM, etc. are:

• Information Security Analyst

• Application Security Analyst 

• Security Analyst

• Cyber Security Engineer

•   Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)


Blockchain is an exciting piece of technology, perfectly suited for securing highly sensitive data and empowering parties who do not generally trust each other to share and agree on contract details and transactional information. In the coming years, institutions are emerging Blockchain for preventing internet fraud and information leakage at a very high scale. 

The salary packages in Blockchain profiles are highly dynamic. As per a leading job search site, Blockchain profile openings come with an average pay package of Rs.8LPA. Developers can earn from Rs.5LPA to Rs.30LPA. And professionals with experience can earn as high as Rs.45 LPA.

According to Indeed, Deloitte, IBM, KPMG, EY, Accenture, Cisco are the companies offering most job postings for bitcoin, cryptocurrency, and Blockchain-related jobs for the below profiles:

• Blockchain Developer.

•   Blockchain Solution Architect.

• Blockchain Project Manager.

•    Blockchain Quality Engineer.

• Legal consultant.


In this era of cut-throat competition and acceleration in emerging technologies, everyone is urging for better career opportunities and ready to pay very hard for it. 

The pain of the past 2020 has made the scales fell from our eyes so let’s make 2021 a year of healing and full of achievements.

2021 has already come up with lots of hope in terms of innovations & technologies; thus it’s the right time for us to actually surf the things & keep ourselves updated with the recent digitalization. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. We just need to update ourselves to get the fullest amount of benefits & profits Pull your socks up and keep learning new tools and techniques available in the market related to renovating yourself into a highly-skilled professional to land a high paying technical job.

“Let's go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.”