UX designers, extreme programmers, big data engineers, AI and natural language processing experts and data scientists will be in-demand in 2019, reveal recruiters in India.
While there’s an array of technical skills needed for today’s competitive job market, the IT job space itself is undergoing massive changes.
The incessant need to produce innovative solutions and services puts the onus on prospective job seekers to keep themselves well versed with the hottest skills in IT. Here we take a deep dive into skills recruiters in India are scouting for in 2019.
Keeping up with the evolving workplace
Technology is changing so fast that the ability to keep up with the pace and adapt in real time is becoming a core survival skill for all employees. The speed of innovation is also cultivating a proactive mindset in the workforce.
Enterprises can only keep up with the when employees take ownership, stay relevant and add value to the disruption cycle. Job seekers in 2019 will need to be in tune with changing technologies, and will be required to relearn new skills with the ever evolving work environment.
“In 2019, employees will be more generalists than specialists, working across multiple teams, functions and even businesses – using mobile technologies and the ‘personal’ toolkit provided by the digital enterprise to maintain contact, alignment, productivity and effectiveness,” explains Mohan Sitharam, Chief Human Resources Officer at Subex.
“Cognitive technologies require people who can not only understand how they work but also think, innovate and solve problems using them. This will result in an inevitable shift in demand to recruit professionals with higher cognitive skills such as creativity, critical thinking, decision making and complex problem solving combined with basic technical and programming skills,” tells Visweswara Rao, SVP & Chief HR Officer, CSS Corp.