It is said that nearly 93,500 data science jobs were reported to be vacant in India at the end of August 2020. This was said after a survey on jobs and hiring trends in analytics and data science domains by the edtech company Great Learning. Also the data analytics sector did witness a slight decrease in vacancies from 109,000 vacancies in February. But the demand was fairly consistent across industry.

Moreover Bengaluru continues to create the maximum number of jobs. It has contributed nearly 23 per cent of analytics jobs. There was a marginal increase from last year, followed by Delhi-NCR at 20 per cent and Mumbai at approximately 15 per cent. Additionally, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai witnessed marginal growth in the proportion of jobs in August last year.

It is said that the data science sector has contributed to 9.8 per cent of the total global analytics job openings amidst the pandemic. And it was only 7.2 per cent in January 2020. A study revealed that there is a steady demand for mid- and senior-level professionals with over seven years of experience.

Hari Krishnan Nair, Co-founder, Great Learning said, “The talent pool in our country has been looking for avenues to learn. Also to upskill and accelerate their careers.And this rise in demand has been seen at a very opportune moment. To unlearn, learn and reskill is now an imperative for professionals to stay ahead of the curve.”

Moreover there is an increase in funding of Indian analytics startups. That is increased investment in the field of development of enhanced analytics capabilities and a greater proportion of jobs. Firms based in India owing to the pandemic have contributed to the increase in demand for these jobs.

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