Following data science and data analytics, India is now projected to witness an exponential need for Cloud IT Professionals, with the demand reaching as high as 20 lakh by 2025, as numerous firms move to the cloud and upgrade their old IT infrastructure following the epidemic.
According to the Nasscom research, India might have 14 to 15 million cloud experts by 2025. An ambitious skilling strategy might assist to bridge the remaining gap. Debjani Ghosh, President of Nasscom said in a statement, “For India to carve itself a unique identity as a global hub for cloud solutions, a concentrated public-private partnership, and large-scale skilling is the key. Nasscom has set up its FutureSkills PRIME initiative in partnership with MeitY to upskill talent in emerging technologies and cloud skills are a key area of focus on this platform.”
As of FY2021, India ranks third in the world with a skill pool of 608,000 cloud experts. According to Nasscom’s research, our country has the required environment to capture a large portion of this market by establishing itself as a global cloud solutions hub; however, for this to happen, India must perfect its cloud skills stack.
According to the research, “with the combined effort of government agencies, education and skilling organizations, and technology suppliers, India has the potential to become the world’s second-largest cloud talent hub.”
According to the Nasscom report, India’s cloud talent pool is anticipated to increase by 2.4x to almost 1.5 million by 2025, with a baseline growth rate of 24 percent CAGR – a strong indication of the rising need for cloud IT experts. Over the next five years, this competent IT workforce may be built by tapping into the nearby pool of India’s present base of information technology experts as well as targeting fresh talent from colleges.
(Source – India Times)