Technology is advancing at a tremendous speed all around the world. Technology is the main driving force in our lives nowadays using which we work, live, play and even do business. Thus it is no surprise that Information Technology is the most rapidly growing career realm and promises to continue being an industry leader in the foreseeable future.
There are many factors that have led to the dominance of the IT market in the industry, such as:
- The stupendous growth of the internet and e-commerce
- Cheaper costs ofsoftware and hardware which has enabled more businesses to enhance and customize their technology
- Higher demand forinformation security specialists brought about by the increasing frequency and complexity of cyber crimes
- The emergence of smarter, sophisticated applicationswhich have enabled businesses to easily perform comprehensive data analysis and develop unmatched business intelligence
- The advent of the mobile computing era
This is, of course, great news for those already established in the IT field and even those who are about to start pursuing their IT career path. However, those about to embark upon the IT road must keep in mind that although there is growth and opportunities in the industry, it is a very competitive field and simply showing up with a degree is not sufficient to guarantee success. The competition in the Information Technology job market continues to get more fierce making people go where money and good jobs are. This is the main reason why it is important for fresh graduates and software engineers to identify their career goals and develop necessary skills through training and certifications, which would give them an edge over others in the industry.
Currently some of the most in-demand IT roles in the industry are:
- Network Administrator
- Database Administrator
- Web Developer
- Mobile Application Developer
- Software Engineer
- IT Security Specialist
- Systems Analyst
- Network Architect
The situation in India currently is such where many IT graduates and engineers are unemployed due to lack of hands-on knowledge, practical skills and corporate readiness. Thousands of colleges have emerged which put more emphasis on the financial side of education instead of the quality of education. This has created an unstable and inconsistent education system where graduates fail to bag good corporate IT jobs as they fall short of expectations both in terms of skill and talent.
Some companies have started training and hiring programs especially for such kind of graduates. The candidates who apply and get selected are trained in various IT specializations. Their skills are upgraded and they are groomed to be corporate-ready. Graduates successfully completing such training programs are either hired by the companies themselves or find good, suitable jobs in the competitive IT market.