Top 5 Career Trends in India 2019: Salary and Courses

With the advent of the new decade, there is bound to be new advances in technology and career trends are bound to change accordingly. JagranJosh brings to you the top 5 career trends in India along with the salary in each career and the courses needed to pursue the same.

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career trends jobs and courses

The year 2020 is almost here! The World in the last decade and India especially witnessed a tremendous revolution in technology that helped redefine career prospects and trends. As we proceed into the next decade, we need to be aware of the latest career trends in India in order to form a well-informed career decision. JagranJosh is bringing to you the top 5 career trends in India that are going to dominate the workspace and hiring. In addition to the top 5 career trends, the estimated salary for each one of them and the courses that one is required to pursue the same.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Technology will continue to dominate the workspace in the coming year as well. As such, machine learning will be among the top 5 career trends in India. Machine learning essentially refers to the ability of computers to learn new things that they were not initially programmed for. Artificial intelligence is where the machine learns to mimic the cognitive functions of the human brain. In the fast-paced lifestyle today, machines are learning how to track data and analyze patterns. Digital platforms are making use of this date in order to prioritize content, search results, and ads for their consumers. Artificial intelligence finds its place in our day-to-day lives in the form of smart home devices, navigation apps, etc.

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As of 2019, it is one of the most in-demand career choices. The International Data Corporation has estimated that spending on machine learning and artificial intelligence will found up to $57.6 billion by 2021. A job in machine learning and/or artificial intelligence will earn you anywhere between 7 to 20 lakh per annum. For a career in machine learning one can take up courses in the particular subject area along and would also require one to possess a sound knowledge of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.


With technological advancements, cybersecurity has been around for some time now. However, the career trend still continues to be relevant and is predicted to be among the top 5 career trends in the coming year. Data security has become a vital consideration for digital businesses and consumers, and as such, jobs in cybersecurity are likely to keep rising. Cybersecurity analysts primarily deal with networks and ensure that the network is up, safe and running. When it comes to pay scale, a career in cybersecurity can be highly rewarding with an average salary ranging anywhere between 4 – 20 lakh per annum. To pursue a career in cybersecurity one can choose to pursue a degree in Cyber Security Operations and Leadership/ Computer Science/ Information Assurance/ Computer Engineering/ Information Technology etc. Additionally, there are certain certificate programs such as CISSP/ CISM / CEH that can help one land up good positions in Cybersecurity.

Business Analysis

Organizations in the present-day depend on Business Analysts to tackle the challenges associated with rapid digital transformation and digital disruption. Business Analysis refers to providing solutions to business stakeholders by analyzing data collected from customers of business intelligence. Analysts also structure plans for the enhancement of the business. Being one of the most sought after careers in the industry, being a business analyst is also highly rewarding. The salary of a business analyst can easily earn you anywhere between 6 – 14 lakh per annum. To pursue a career in business analysis, a background in engineering is usually recommended. In additional certification courses such as IIBA Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBA), IIBA Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA), IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) can also help you land a job in business analysis.


Over the past few years, automation has arguably been the biggest tech trend in the past few years and will likely be just as in-demand in the coming year as well. As automatic is becoming more commonplace, there is an emerging demand for software developers, engineers, support and maintenance staff, and countless other occupations, and it will continue to increase in 2020 and beyond. A career in automation can be highly rewarding with the average salary of the job being anywhere between 4 – 12 lakh per annum. For a career in the automation industry, a background in engineering is generally required. Additionally, a training course such as PLC/DCS in Automation from a reputed training institute could also help one to land a suitable job in automation.

Cloud Engineering

With cloud computing gradually emerging as the new business standard, cloud engineering is going to be among the top 5 career trends in India in the years to come. The job of a cloud engineer primarily is to execute all the technological duties allied with cloud computing that consists of planning, design, management & support. A cloud engineer is likely to earn anywhere in the range of 4 – 12 lakh per annum. As the country advances towards digitalization, a career in cloud engineering is likely to be among the top trending careers in the next decade. For a career in cloud engineering an individual needs to possess extraordinary IT as well as programming skills to enter into this field. Knowledge of programming languages, HTML & visualization technologies will also prove to be fruitful additions.

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