The market is transforming at a breakneck pace. Amidst rapid technological adoption across organizations, several conventional job roles are becoming redundant and are being displaced by newer profiles with evolved skills requirements. The solution for job seekers and professionals in this environment is the continuous acquisition of industry-relevant skills. With a firm finger on the pulse of the fast-changing business ecosystem, Shine.com, India’s 2nd largest job search platform, has mapped the top skills that recruiters will look for in 2020.
According to the Shine.com jobs data, emerging skills such as Machine Learning and Data Analytics are set to dominate the skills landscape in 2020. Traditional technical skills such as Java, SQL, C/C++, CSS, Linux/Unix, .Net, Sap, Cloud/Azure, HTML, AJAX, and Autocad will also continue to be in demand during the year. However, while organizations continue to gear up for a digital-first future by acquiring tech talent, recruiters will also look for soft skills such as communication, behavioral training and project management in prospective hires. Further, conventional skills such as marketing and advertising which are crucial for brand success will also remain relevant in 2020.
Speaking on the findings, Zairus Master, CEO, Shine.com, said, “India is standing at the cusp of a technological revolution. Organizations across industries are adopting innovations such as AI, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, and Data Analytics, among others. It is no surprise, then, that some of the most in-demand hard skills of 2020 are projected to be tech skills. That being said, we do not see the importance of soft skills such as communication, creativity, emotional intelligence, teamwork, etc. phasing out anytime soon.”
He added, “Our latest report highlights some of the most important skills that recruiters will be looking for in 2020. Job seekers can utilize this information to upskill themselves accordingly and plot a lucrative career path.”
In a region-wise analysis, the platform found that Bangalore, the IT hub of the country, will witness the continued demand for skills in SQL, Java, C/C++, etc. along with allied skills such as design and communication. Mumbai, the Financial Capital of the country, is expected to see an increased demand for marketing and communications skills along with Java and MIS. Interestingly, tier-2 cities such as Pune and Ahmedabad are also projected to register an increased demand for technical skills such as SQL, Python and Data structures.
Shine.com was established in 2008, at the very beginning of India’s digital transformation, when the need for a transparent and effective online portal connecting job seekers with recruiters was at its strongest. But while other job portals rushed in to address the apparent need-gap, the founding team at Shine.com conducted an in-depth study about the prevailing market challenges and the various ways that technology could be used to solve them. This research-oriented, the tech-driven approach has paid off handsomely; the portal is today offering more than 3 lakh+ jobs to its large pool of over 3 crores registered job seekers and has 14,000+ employers associated with its platform, including leading companies such as SBI Life Insurance, Deloitte, Infosys, ICICI, American Express etc.