As enterprises look at 5G adoption at an accelerated pace with its rollout in India, job postings for telecommunications and 5G have increased by 33.7 percent in the last 12 months, a new report showed on Tuesday.
Job roles such as telecommunications engineer have grown by 16 percent from August to September 2022 in the country.
The leading job website Indeed data also revealed that the average salary for top job roles such as technical support, BPO executive and customer service representative is Rs 3,53,298, Rs 3,29,520, and Rs 3,06,680, respectively.
“5G rollout has been eagerly anticipated in India, and businesses have already begun hiring to develop 5G-specific technology and services. We will likely see an uptick in hiring for these roles in the next few quarters,” said Saumitra Chand, Career Expert, Indeed India.
As India rolls out 5G, demand for cybersecurity is likely also to increase.
The report said there is already a talent mismatch of 25.5 percent in security between August 2019 to August 2022, and the launch of 5G services will trigger a major spike in security-related jobs.
“There will be an increased need for skilled talent that can design security systems and strengthen network architectures to adapt to the new technology,” said Chand.
The pandemic fast-tracked the requirement for robust cybersecurity practices as companies became remote, more devices were online, digital payments were rising, and security issues were at an all-time high.
The data showed that job postings for “cybersecurity” had grown 81 percent between August 2019 to August 2022.