Keeping up with the digital world means constantly learning and unlearning the latest technology. Therefore, companies these days are looking for workforce that is open to exploring different aspects of tech and its application in everyday life, be it in home, business or national security. Read this blog to get acquainted with a list of technology trends that will change the world.
8 Tech Trends to Watch Out For-
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Machine Learning (ML)
While Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has been the buzz for almost a decade, innovations in speech and image recognition, navigation, smartphone personal assistant, ride-sharing apps, etc., continue to develop. The AI market will grow substantially, creating vacancies for a skilled workforce and increased salaries. As an expert in AI & ML (a subset of AI), you can secure jobs as AI Engineers, AI Architects, ML Engineers, etc. Here are a few online courses you can consider taking to upskill yourself:
- Artificial Intelligence Certification Program by Stanford University
- Introduction to Artificial Intelligence with Python by EdX
- IBM Applied AI certification course by Coursera
Starting salaries for entry-level AI & ML jobs are anywhere between ₹6,00,000 to ₹12,00,000/annum.
2. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
It is another software that enables the automation of business processes such as interpreting applications, replying to emails, processing transactions, etc. RPA will create job opportunities in the future. Good-paying jobs for RPA Developer, and RPA Scientist, will make the need for good skilled human resources. Looking for popular RPA courses, take a look below:
- Robotic Process Automation: RPA Fundamentals + Build a Robot (Udemy)
- RPA, AI, and Cognitive Tech for Leaders (LinkedIn)
- Robotic Process Automation and Beyond (AICPA)
The average salary of an RPA Developer is around ₹6,70,000/annum, with significantly higher pay for professionals with more experience.
3. Quantum Computing
Did you know that quantum computing is used to prevent coronavirus spread? It’s incredible how this tech trend has found several applications in banking & finance, healthcare sectors, etc. To master this technology, a basic understanding of quantum mechanics, machine learning, linear algebra, probability and information theory is required. Top institutes in India, like Indian Institute for Science Education & Research (IISER), Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), and IIT Madras, offer comprehensive quantum computing courses that accelerate learning and research.
The average salary of a Quantum Computing Engineer is around ₹7,60,000/annum. Professionals with more experience in the tech domain can expect higher pay.
4. Extended Reality (XR)
Extended Reality or XR is a broad term under which Virtual, Augmented & Mixed Realities exist. Its primary application can be seen in gaming, but it is also used in simulation software to train Army and the Navy Generals. If you are looking to explore the world of XR, you can do so by taking a couple of introductory courses online:
- User Experience & Interaction Design for AR/VR/MR/XR
- AR (Augmented Reality) & Video Streaming Services Emerging Technologies
- Handheld AR App Development with Unity
As an AR/VR developer in India, you can expect a salary range of ₹2,60,000/annum to ₹5,00,000/annum, with an average of ₹4,20,000/annum with 1 to 6 years of experience in the field.
5. Ubiquitous computing
Ubiquitous computing is a trend that will keep evolving With computers entering our daily lives through the medium of smartphones, watches and eye glasses! Newer technologies in Ubiquitous computing require more critical skills; therefore, upskilling becomes pertinent to be relevant in the job market. Some courses you can check out online are:
- Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing (Georgia Tech Institute)
- Ubiquitous Learning and Instructional Technologies (Coursera)
Salaries widely vary depending on your experience and the type of industry you are working in.
6. Internet Of Things (IoT)
With newer discoveries being made on the internet everyday, this domain will grow leaps and bounds in the future. Increasing the connectivity of everyday appliances to Wi-Fi has made our lives easier and more secure. IoT has also found extensive use in modern medicine, finance sectors and not just home locks or kitchen appliances. If you wish to step foot into the world of IoT, make sure to update yourself with the latest tech information and software upgrades by taking courses or attending workshops by industry experts. Here are the best self-study courses on IoT:
- Complete Guide to Build IoT
- Internet of Things — The Mega Course (Udemy)
- Internet of Things Security (Pluralsight course)
- An Introduction to Programming the Internet of Things (Coursera)
IoT Engineers in India are estimated to be earning an average of ₹5,00,000/annum, with significantly higher salaries in senior positions.
Amidst the surge in data worldwide, it’s only fair that jobs around data management and analytics are available in huge numbers. Looking to make a mark in the data world, helping businesses make decisions and solve problems with data? Take a look at these courses and start your journey toward a career in data
- Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate
- Excel Skills for Data Analytics and Visualization Specialization
- Business Analytics Specialization
- Applied Data Science with Python Specialization
While data analyst freshers earn an average of ₹4,30,000/annum, a data engineer’s average salary is around ₹8,10,000/annum. The pay increases categorically with a bump in positions.
8. Blockchain Technology
Is crypto the first thing that comes to your mind when we say blockchain? You are not wrong! While blockchain in cryptocurrencies is the new age of study, companies are looking for blockchain developers. They are ready to pay high salaries for entry-level jobs due to the demand in this area for skilled people. Upskill with the latest courses online to stay on top of the job market. Here are some courses to consider for learning more about blockchain:
- Certified Enterprise Blockchain Professional by 101 Blockchains
- Blockchain Specialization – Coursera
- Blockchain A-Z™: Learn How to Build Your First Blockchain
- Blockchain — Principles and Practices [Pluralsight Course]
Entry-level jobs in India have developers earning around ₹8,00,000/annum to ₹10,00,000/annum.
Changes in the tech world are accelerating at an unbelievable rate. With the pandemic, we have also come to see a different perspective on the usage of the digital space. The only way to stay relevant is continuously upskilling yourself with resources available online and offline.