As India is making a fast progress directed towards a digital world, making headlines in initiatives like smart city or a dedicated center of excellence for Internet of Things being announced by PM Narendra Modi, the country is evidently stepping towards a better connected world. The IoT ecosystem is accelerating at a faster pace and there are many companies mushrooming up in the area of IoT building new products and solutions across all the verticals.
With this, the demand for skilled professionals in the area has gone up many folds opening up a plethora of opportunities for the aspirants. Many mid sized companies have especially contributed to an increasing demand for the workforce, which along with MNCs have led to tremendous job creation in the field. With a rise in sensors, chips, Industrial IoT and a connected everything, there has been a rise in newer job titles such as network engineer, IoT product engineers, IoT cloud architect, IoT solftware support, IoT solution architect, to name a few. That’s not all, with robots and automation taking a center stage at many industries, there are also possibilities of creation of job titles such as robot coordinators in the future.
As Internet of Things is hitting the products and services side of it, creating job opportunities like never before, IoT India magazine brings a detailed study, which enlists details such as top trends in IoT, hiring across cities, tools & skills, salaries and much more. Titled “IoT India Jobs Study 2017”, it is a must read for professionals keen on building a career in IoT industry.
Top Trends in IoT jobs-
On an average, there are almost 26 new job openings around IoT that are posted each day in the country.
While, it is difficult to ascertain the exact number of IoT jobs openings; by our estimates, close to 2,500 positions related to IoT are currently available to be filled in India.
Compared to worldwide estimates, India contributes just 8% of open jobs opening currently. The no. of jobs in India are likely to increase much faster vs. the rest of the world as more IoT projects get outsourced to India due to lack of skills across the world.
10 leading organizations with the most number of IoT opening this year are – Cisco, Amazon, Wipro, Happiest Minds, L&T, SAP Labs, Accenture, IBM, Bosch & GE.
IoT jobs by cities-
In terms of cities, Bengaluru accounts for around 51% of IoT jobs in India.
Chennai comes a distant second contributing 15% IoT jobs in India.