IT Job Vacancies
When it comes to career options, IT jobs are among the most popular of all. Hundreds of IT graduates are passing out from colleges every year to make a career in IT Sector. Whether you seek opportunities in India or around the world, IT professionals are needed to keep everything running - making them a highly sought-after group of candidates. Here we discuss what the IT sector comprises, why it is so crucial to the aspects of economy and employment generation, and how you can prepare yourself for landing a good IT job.
✅ Why IT Jobs are so popular?
The commencement of the Internet and its many services revolutionized the way of working across the entire world, to the extent that no organisation in the world can function without it today. Be it a bank, hospital, government agency or school, everything works through an inter-connected system of technology involving computers, software, networks, intranets, websites, servers, databases and telecommunications. IT is just about everywhere, because of which IT jobs are in such high demand. Across the many industries they serve, IT professionals help run everything smoothly.
As an IT professional, you would be an integral cog in the information systems of companies, whether yours or your clients. Based on your area of working, you could be a database administrator, network administrator or systems administrator. If you are involved in the designing of information systems as per the needs of your client, you would work as a database analyst, network analyst or systems analyst. As hardware and software engineers, you would assist in the development of advanced, secure systems.
Some of the other professions related to IT jobs include the design aspects of how information flows, such as on websites and online portals. Web developers, graphic designers, UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) developers and designers are responsible for presenting information in a user-friendly manner. So, whether seen or not, IT professionals have a presence and a role to play everywhere.
✅ What are the skills required for IT jobs?
Due to its vast arena of functions, IT jobs have a wide range in terms of the skill sets that are expected of its job seekers. While some of these would be common across profiles, the specifics of a job role would determine its respective skills. Some employers would expect proficiency in programming languages while others might seek out those with computer skills. From programming to administration and technical support, there are various areas to divulge in IT jobs.
Some of the commonly expected technical skills for IT jobs include proficiency in:
✅ What educational qualifications are required for IT Jobs?
In terms of educational background, IT jobs are open to those who carry a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in subjects like computer science/computer engineering, software engineering or related fields. Having additional certifications in your prospective field further boosts your chances of landing IT jobs, especially with good companies.
However, to be fully eligible for any role in IT, your technical skills and educational qualifications need to accompany a set of soft skills as well. A lot of the skills needed in the industry are cultivated during your educational years itself. Aspects of analytical thinking, decision-making ability, managing projects and web platforms are skills you would develop early on during your coursework. Since most of your work happens in collaboration with teams, you must have a strong sense of teamwork and its related aspects. The ability to communicate well orally as well as in writing, the patience to listen actively, understanding leadership, and finally the ability to translate complex technical terms to the client in lay-man terms and vice versa, together make for a successful IT professional.
✅ Which are the top companies for IT Jobs?
Since technology is used world over for the functioning of everything today, IT has an indispensable role. From small-scale to medium-sized to large-scale companies, IT services are required by every organisation.
Some of the top IT companies in India are:
While these are the most renowned of the lot, the list of companies offering IT jobs is a long one.
✅ Which are the best cities for IT jobs?
While Bangalore has been hailed as the Silicon Valley of India for years, today IT jobs are a prominent career choice in many different cities across the country. Hyderabad, Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai and Kochi are all hotspots for IT jobs now, with the establishment of many new IT parks and technology hubs in these cities. Almost all of the top IT companies have at least one branch office in most of these cities, giving rise to opportunities in the field. This, and the presence of international offices – whether home offices or branches – offer you the possibilities of working across cities within the country as well as outside of it.
In fact, some international employers host induction ceremonies, training and other events at their home offices, allowing employees to enjoy the coveted opportunity to travel overseas.
Since IT is not limited to just software development and information systems, the scope of employment is not limited either. While most IT firms offer services in business process outsourcing (BPO), knowledge process outsourcing (KPO), IT jobs are also found in banks, hospitals, educational institutes, libraries, hotels, airports, train stations and so on.
✅ What kind of salaries can one expect in IT Jobs?
The vast number of job roles and areas of expertise in IT leads to many different salary ranges. Here, we take a look at a very generic package offered to IT consultants by companies in India: