‘7’ Hot Job Options For IT Post-Graduates

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TimesJobs.com explores job options for IT post-graduates in 2014. Neha Singh Verma, TimesJobs.com Bureau 

Job options for IT post-graduates are often limited to roles, where either demand is not high or candidates are given mundane tasks. TimesJobs.com probed recruitment experts to explore hot job options available to IT post-graduates in 2014.

Hot Job Title: Big Data Crunching (collection of large and complex data sets that cannot be handled by regular tools)

Job Description:

  • Knowledge of Big Data Technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL solutions
  • Expertise in Java and SQL databases
  • Knowledge of Analytics Platforms, and Business Intelligence tools
  • Strong design and architecture skills & Agile; Scrum methodologies

Salary Range: Rs 8-12 lakh per year

Hot Skills: Design and Architectural skills; analytical skills

Future Outlook: Big Data will enormously impact businesses everywhere in the world and therefore, has a lot of potential for trained professionals. There would be demand for around 1, 00,000 data scientists in the coming years. But right now there is skill deficit in this area as it is difficult to source people who can access, analyse and use humungous volumes of data with the help of specific technology; hence there is a growing need for specialised courses on BIG Data.

Demand Scale: 9/10 

Hot Job Title: Analytics/ Business Analyst

 Job Description:

  • Must be able to analyse specific business problems and derive answers from the same using an array of analytical tools
  • S/he should be proficient in statistics in order to interpret the statistical results and link them to the business context.
  • Improves systems by studying current practices; designing modifications

Salary Range: Rs. 5-7.5 Lacs

 Hot Skills:  C, COBOL, Software Design, Software Documentation, Software Development Process, analytical skills, excellent in statistical analysis skills.

 Future Outlook: It is expected that around 20,000 to 35,000 analytics-related jobs would be generated in India in 2014. There are a lot of job opportunities expected in this most sought after sector.  The employment scene is promising even globally in this domain.

Demand Scale: 9/10 

Hot Job Title: High Intensity Product Developer/ Manager

Job Description: A mix of technology and capital markets domain

  • Being able to work on Capital Markets Technology
  • Defines, designs and develops critical front-office applications for the Global Foreign Exchange & Local Markets business
  • With extensive experience in one or more of these asset classes and up-to-date with market trends within Capital Markets business and technology dimensions
  • In depth knowledge of Java/J2EE, HTML/CSS, JSP/Servlets, JDBC, Struts framework, EJB and JavaScript

Salary Range: Upto Rs 10 lakhs

Hot Skills: Treasury products, Fixed Income & Derivatives, Java/J2EE, HTML/CSS, JSP/Servlets

Future Outlook: As more companies are offering financial products through online platforms and big data playing increasing role, this profile is gaining traction and would find takers especially among the Engineers + MBA guys.

Demand Scale: 8/10

Hot Job Title: Cloud computing (Cloud computing is Internet-based service and facilitates sharing of technological resources, software and digital information).

Job Description: Cloud computing career options are open in applications and infrastructure. It operates on a pay-per-use model, helping companies to cut costs as they don’t have to invest heavily in infrastructure.

  • Experience on cloud applications like Sales force and other.
  • Knowledge of deployment on cloud servers; familiarity with test driven development methodologies
  • Designing and managing of application frameworks and operations
  • Knowledge of frameworks like Spring Source and Ruby on Rails preferred
  • Responsible for the reliability and scalability of the applications and cloud environment

 Salary Range: Rs 5-10 Lacs

Hot Skills: Architecting; Cloud Computing; NOSQL; Big Data; Openstack ; Java/C++/Python

Future Outlook: Cloud market in India may create 100,000 IT jobs by 2015.  Increasingly, IT companies are opting for cloud computing to save cost and to reduce the time to market for various IT applications and products.  In-fact, cloud computing is giving rise to a new generation of software product companies, which can now sell their products on an on-demand basis over the internet. This can prove to be a long term career option for post graduate students who are looking to make it big in the cloud space.

Demand Scale: 8/10

Hot Job Title: Mobile Apps Developer

 Job Description:

  • Knowledge and experience in HTML 5, Object Oriented Java script,
  • Understanding of Andriod SDK, programming using J2ME, Andriod/Phone applications; Bluetooth; wireless data link layer
  • Research oriented towards mobile network protocols including GSM, 2.5G, 3G or 4G
  • Aptitude to analyse and develop algorithms for mobile applications
  • Hands on experience in the identification, discovery, evaluation and managing security issues of the various mobile software programs

Salary Range: Rs. 3.5 – 8.5 Lakhs

 Hot Skills: Mobile analytics; Mobile cloud, Mobile Security, Context-aware Services; Mobile HCI; designing and building skills on complex systems

Future Outlook: There is good growth in the number of mobile users and rapid penetration of mobile devices, we can expect huge demand in the mobile application development sector in the coming years. As smart phones are growing in India, mobile apps are also going to be a big thing and this will create a lot of opportunity for trained students in mobile applications. Mobile app development, app marketing and cross device compatibility will be the area wherein post graduate students can look to make a stable and challenging career.

Demand Scale: 8/10 

Hot Job Title: Software Developer Vtiger

Job Description:

  • The person should have know-how of Vtiger V 5.2
  • Should have complete knowledge of module creation and how to handle permission Vtiger admin
  • Understanding of how to use web-service Vtiger
  • Knowledge of JSP, JS and J query would be beneficial
  • H/She should have good communication skills, high-energy level, and should be presentable

Salary Range: Rs. 3.5-4 lakh

Hot Skills: Vtiger, web services, JSP, JS and J query

Future Outlook: The demand for software developers with knowledge of Vtiger is growing tremendously. Especially, the Indian IT product companies across India are hiring software developers with specialisation in this domain. Job options are available in abundance in south India, and Bangalore is the major demand hub in this domain.

Demand Scale: 7/10

Hot Job Title: CRM Expert

Job Description: (CRM technical professional)

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) expert requires to work on complex CRM applications and their role includes programming, project management, project development, systems configuration, and development

  • Experience in CRM Packages like Siebel, Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, Solution Oriented Architecture (SOA), Java, WebSphere, B2B, B2C, databases and integration
  • Ability to create and debug plug-ins, custom workflow activities and ribbon customisation
  • Understanding of solutions, security in Dynamics CRM
  • Knowledge of dot net framework and silverlight – SSRS would be an added advantage.

Salary Range: Rs. 2.5-5 lakhs

Hot Skills: Debugging skills; e-commerce knowledge; business analytics; ability to multitask, data mapping

Future Outlook:  Demand for CRM professional is high and the CRM domain is expected to create lot of job opening in all sectors as CRM provides a strong competitive edge to the companies. There would be a lot of demand for professionals trained in different CRM platforms like SAP, Oracle etc.

Demand Scale: 7/10

(With inputs from Sunil Goel, Director, GlobalHunt India Pvt Ltd, Asim Handa, CEO, Gi Group India and Srikanth Rengarajan, Executive Director and President, Manpower Group India)