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Cloud design will be fastest growing skill need, AWS

Cloud architecture design is expected to be the fastest growing in-demand digital skill, according to an AWS report titled ‘Unlocking Apac’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches.’

Software operations support, website/game/software development, large-scale data modelling, and cybersecurity skills are the others in the top five in-demand skills in India.
The report showed that 76% of the digital workers in India today expect cloud computing to be a required competency for digital workers to perform their jobs proficiently by 2025.

The report, prepared by strategy and economics consulting firm AlphaBeta, and commissioned by AWS, analyses the digital skills applied by workers in their jobs today, and projects the digital skills required by workforces over the next five years in six Asia-Pacific countries – India, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.

The research surveyed more than 500 digital workers in India and interviewed technology experts, business leaders, and policymakers.
The report said that digitally skilled workers currently represent 12% of India’s workforce. It also showed that the number of workers in India requiring digital skills will increase nine times by 2025, and the average worker in India will need to develop seven new digital skills by 2025 to keep pace with technology advancements and demand.

This amounts to a total of 3.9 billion hours of digital skill training from 2020 to 2025. The specific digital skills required for each worker will depend on the current skill profile of the worker and their job requirements (eg, current digital workers will need to increase proficiency levels in existing competences and acquire skills in new competences, current non-digital workers will need to gain basic digital skills).

“The research highlights the demand for more digital workers even in the non-technology sectors such as manufacturing and education,” said Rahul Sharma, president, public sector – AISPL, AWS India and South Asia.

“AWS is committed to equipping more students and workers with cloud skills that will help drive digital transformation across all sectors. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with more education institutions and industry organisations to grow cloud-skilled talent. A cloud-skilled workforce is instrumental in accelerating innovation and creating a competitive edge for India,” he said. ToI

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