The 10 most in-demand technology roles & skills in India

20 November 2020 3 min. read

A new report by international executive search and talent solutions provider Catenon's Asia Pacific team sheds light on the most in-demand technology roles in India. An overview of the top ten roles and some of the key skills required.

1. Data Scientist

Role description: Analyse complex data problems with their strong expertise in certain scientific disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, computer science, etc. 

Relevant Skills
Programming, Statistics, Data Wrangling, Data Visualization, SQL, R.

2. Cloud Computing Engineer

Role description: Responsible for all the technical workload related to Cloud platforms and services including design, planning, maintenance and support. 

Relevant Skills
Programming, Linux, DevOps, Information Security, Quality Assurance, Database Skills. 

3. Robotic Process Automation Developer

Role description: Create, design, develop, and implement RPA systems & automated processes to maximize efficiency for a business model by creating software robots that can mimic the tasks performed by humans. 

Relevant Skills
Process Analysis & Design, UiPath, Automation Anywhere, Blue Prism, Programming, SQL, Lean, Six Sigma. 

4. Full- Stack Developer

Role description: Can build both back-end software and front-end web interface of the technologies that make up an application or website. 

Relevant Skills
AngularJS, MongoDB, React.js, JavaScript, Node.js.

5. Back- end Developer

Role description: A back-end developer is responsible to build and implement the core functionality of any web application, the system and components that are accessed by the user through the more user-friendly front-end interface. 

Relevant Skills
MongoDB, JavaScript, Node.js, MySQL, Django, React, PHP, Ruby on Rails. 

6. UI/ UX Designer

Role description: Responsible for the design and implementation of all user experiences when interacting with a digital tool, such as a website. Evaluates user requirements and converts them into graphic UI elements, like menus, tabs & widgets in collaboration with product managers/engineers.

Relevant Skills
Wireframing & Prototyping (Invision/Balsamiq), Design (Sketc/Figma/Adobe Design Suite/Illustrator), HTML5, CSS3. 

7. Front- end Developer

Role description: A front-end developer is in-charge of building the user interface of a web application.Collaborates with designers to craft and test the visual elements of the web application. 

Relevant Skills
AngularJS, JavaScript, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS, Node.js, React. 

8. Machine Learning Engineer

Role description: Responsible for creating programmes and algorithms that enable machines to take actions without being directed. Providing computers with the ability to learn automatically and improve from experience. 

Relevant Skills
Data Mining, Computational Statistics, Predictive Analytics, ML Frameworks (Keras/PyTorch), Coding (Python/R). 

9. Mobile Developer

Role description: Develops codes for applications that run natively on consumer mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. 

Relevant Skills
HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Typescript, AJAX, Angular, React, Ionic Framework, Mean Stack, Kotlin, Swift, iOS, Android, JSON.

10. Artificial Intelligence Engineer

Role description: Problem-solvers who can navigate between traditional software development and machine learning implementations. Build capabilities in machines to perceive the environment and take autonomous actions to achieve outcomes. 

Relevant Skills
HTML5, CSS, Javascript, Typescript, AJAX, Angular, React, Ionic Framework, Mean Stack, Kotlin, Swift, iOS, Android, JSON.