Cybersecurity specialists and network engineers in demand for telecom sector

This is due to the rollout of the 5G network in India

January 4, 2023

The profiles are expected to gain a 10-12% premium in terms of pay packages

User experience designers and data science professionals are also expected to be in demand by the telecom industry

The demand for specialised telecom technology talent grew by almost 20% in 2022

The demand for candidates with 4-8 years of experience is quite high

Demand for networking engineers, cybersecurity specialists, and cloud computing experts is expected to increase within the telecom sector, due to the rollout of the 5G network in India, according to a report from staffing firm NLB Services.

According to the report, the profiles above are expected to gain a 10-12% premium in terms of pay packages. Additionally, user experience designers and data science professionals are also expected to be in demand by the telecom industry. 

Media reports said there was a 15-20% rise in demand for technology talent in the telecom and allied sectors last year, and the trend is expected to create a new record 25-30% in 2024. The demand for specialised telecom technology talent grew by almost 20% in 2022, compared to the previous year.

To scale up their service capabilities around 5G, companies from other sectors including healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and auto are also expected to hire tech talent. Some of the key sought-after profiles in non-telecom sectors include data scientists and cybersecurity professionals. 

Experts said that the demand for candidates with 4-8 years of experience is quite high. The media reports further added that a lot of emerging opportunities in video content, network upgradation & migration, private 5G for enterprises,  Internet of Things/Industrial Internet of Things (IoT/IIoT), mobility, network infrastructure and network security are driving the demand for various skilled professionals.

Due to evolving designs of consumer products, the rollout of emerging technologies, and government initiatives for international companies to set up offices in India, the job scene can witness an upshift in the future. 

Source: Economic Times

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