Telecom sector job openings likely to double to 38k in FY23 

May 30, 2022

Jop opportunities in the Telecom sector are expected to double in the current FY22 from 19,000 to 38,000 as the pandemic eases, along with 5G operators preparing for service rollouts.

The number of jobs is forecasted to grow as there will be a need for skilled manpower in the field of network engineering, network operations, data analytics, and automation. 

According to experts, the current scale and pace in the telecom industry are driven by the rapid evolution of new technologies like AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G, advanced data analytics and Edge computing, which means that demand for candidates who are equipped with new-age skills will increase. Thus, the growth surge will come from new-age skill-based profiles, demand for which has been boosted with the anticipated rollout of 5G.

Currently, the telecom sector employs 4 million people and this is expected to grow to 6 million by FY26, according to staffing firms. As telecoms progress towards digital transformation, more and more professionals will be competing with the IT companies from a common pool.