India – Big data, machine learning, AI to shape job market in 2018

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According to The Hindu Business Line the current 50,000 open data analytics jobs are expected to double to 100,000 this year. 2018 will see a sharp increase in demand for professionals with skills in emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning, while people with capabilities in Big Data and Analytics will continue to be the most sought after by companies across sectors, say sources in the recruitment industry.

The Indian IT industry is expected to add around 180,000 to 200,000 new jobs in 2018. AI alone will create 2.3 million jobs globally by 2020, said Alka Dhingra, General Manager, IT staffing, TeamLease Services, a recruitment company.

“The domestic IT job market is in a revival mode. Job seekers and techies with right skills will be in a ‘great’ position to capitalise on this trend”, said Ravi Kaklasaria, CEO & Co-Founder, SpringPeople, a corporate training and certification provider.

Other jobs that are expected to increase are Blockchain specialist, digital marketing and data scientists.

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