Top 8 High Demand IT Skills In India 2021


The change in technology always happens in the IT Industry frequently. This change tends to raise demand for new skills in the job market. In this article, such high-demand top 8 IT skills in India are discussed in a brief note.

Cloud Computing

1. Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing often referred to as “the cloud”, in simple terms means storing or accessing your data and programs over the internet rather than your own hard drive.


Google Services (Gmail, Drive, Photos, YouTube etc.)

Social Media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.)

Facts and Figures

60% of Enterprise workloads are now running on the cloud

$4.1 billion is the market value of Indian cloud services in 2020 (

India to expect 1 million (10 lakhs) jobs in cloud computing by 2022 ( 

Few Top Companies Hiring Cloud Computing Professionals

Google,  Amazon,  Accenture,  Hexaware, IBM, Mphasis, Salesforce and Datamatics.     


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
Cloud Solutions ArchitectRs 18, 00. 270 
Development Operations EngineerRs 20, 96, 358
Enterprise SolutionRs 25, 00,204
Cloud Software EngineerRs 6, 45, 000
Cloud Solutions EngineerRs 7, 94, 095

2. Blockchain


In simple terms “it is a chain of blocks which contain information”, that cannot be altered. The name comes from its structure, in which individual records called blocks are linked together in a single list called a chain.

Facts and Figures:

According to LinkedIn, Blockchain developer is the top emerging job in India (2020 report) 

By 2023, world spending on Blockchain solutions is estimated to be 15.9 billion

As of 2020, the global demand for blockchain engineers is above 517% over the previous years.

Few Top companies Hiring Blockchain professionals:

Oracle, Tech Mahindra, CISCO, Solaris, TCS, and BairesDev.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
Blockchain ArchitectRs 11, 40, 927  
Ethereum DeveloperRs 5, 20, 391

3. Machine Learning (ML)

Machine Learning

 Machine learning is the ability of machines to make decisions using past data or experiences, without being explicitly programmed.

Real-time applications

YouTube recommends videos based on user browsing history.

Google filtering emails primary, secondary, social, and spam.

Virtual Assistant in smartphones.

Self-driving cars process live data and take decisions based on model training and simulation.

Amazon recommends products based on the customers shopping pattern.

Chatbots help businesses, by interacting with clients 24 x 7 x 365 days.  

Facts and Figures

A.I will create 2.3 million jobs by 2021

Up to Dec 2020, there are nearly 2024 AI startups in India 

Bengaluru is the most popular job spot for Machine learning followed by Delhi, Mumbai,  Hyderabad, and Chennai.

Few Top companies Hiring ML engineer

 Amazon, Walmart India, Wipro, HCL, TCS, Intel, and Microsoft.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
Computer Vision EngineerRs 7, 25, 337 
Deep Learning EngineerRs 7, 53, 596
Natural Language ProcessingRs 7, 40, 344

4. User Experience Design (UX)

User Experience

“Any products designed based on customer or user point of view” is called UX design. 

Every Industry/Brand has its digital presence in the form of either website or App.

When a user feels unhappy about the performance of a website (or) App while interacting with it, then he lowers the value of that industry/Brand.

UX Statistics on Loading Time

53% of mobile visits are abandoned if a page takes more than three seconds to load                                 

Amazon discovered that a 100-millisecond decrease in page loading speed could cost them 1% in sales.                

A 500-millisecond increase in loading time can cause traffic on Facebook pages to drop by 13%.       

70% of online businesses fail due to bad usability.                  

Airbnb, reborn from total collapse to a $10 million valued company, after changing its UX design. 

Few Top companies Hiring UX Designer .

Microsoft, Accenture, SAP, Adobe, Google, TCS, CTS, Zynga, ServiceNow, and ITC Infotech.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
User Research Rs 6, 91, 843 
Interaction DesignRs 7, 18, 852
User Interface DesignRs 6, 04, 645

5. Virtual Reality (VR)

Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is a technology, which completely shuts our real world with a computer-simulated environment.

It is achieved by using VR software (to build a virtual environment) and Head-mounted display (to interact with the virtual environment).

Facts and Figures by

4.8 billion USD is the VR market size in 2021

VR gaming market size is 1.4 billion USD

VR unit headset sales 2021 6 million

Few Top Companies Hiring Virtual Reality Developers

Robert Bosch Engg and Solutions, Tech Mahindra, Virtusa Polaris, Augray, and Bureau Veritas.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
Unity Game Developer  Rs 7, 50, 000 
AR / VR  Developer Rs 8, 96, 000
3D Artist (Blender Software skills)Rs 6, 98, 832

6. Data Analyst

Data Analyst

A data analyst is a person who collects the raw data and converts them into useful information.

Facts and Figures by

India is the second-largest country to recruit Data science professionals after Great Britain

BFSI, Energy, Pharma, E-commerce, Retail, and Media are the main sectors hiring data science professionals. 

Top companies hiring Data Science professionals

Amazon, Accenture, Mu-Sigma, IBM, Capgemini, HSBC,  JP Morgan  Ernst & Young, and TCS.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
Business Analyst  Rs 6, 05, 999 
SQL Rs 5, 01, 306
3D Artist (Blender Software skills)Rs 6, 98, 832

7. Mobile App Development

Mobile App Development

The evolution of smartphones changed the way we communicate, do business, or access news and entertainment. To further intensify the importance of current digital trends few statistics are listed below

In 2023, the worldwide number of mobile users will surpass 7 billion.

In 2022, mobile apps are projected to generate more than an 800billion U.S dollars as revenue.

The approximate number of apps in Google and Apple playstore is more than 46 lakhs

89% of organizations have adopted, or have plans to adopt, a “digital-first” business strategy.

Mobile application development is always one of the top ten In-demand skills every year.

Hence the demands for qualified mobile app developers are on an upward graph.

Few Top companies Hiring Mobile Application Developers

UrbanClap, TCS, Infosys, Tech Mahindra, WillowTree Apps,  Accenture, and Google.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
iOS Developer Rs 5, 27, 312 
Andriod Software Development Kit Rs 4, 64, 662
Mobile Applications DevelopmentRs 4, 80, 934

8. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic Process Automation

In simple terms, RPA is a technology to replace humans “for repetitive and tiresome digital jobs”

Facts and Figures

 RPA market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 20.3% between 2019 to 2025

85% of the RPA market is still not explored.

McKinsey and Co. suggest that around 45% of the tasks in a business can be automated.

Top companies hiring Data Science professionals

HCL, Mindtree Limited, Genpact, Sutherland Global Services, and Datamatics.


Job RoleAverage Salary Per Year
UiPathRs 4, 50, 000 
Blue PrismRs 5, 77, 250
Automation ScriptingRs 6, 28, 209

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