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What are the most in-demand IT certifications – Insights based on analysis of 16000 jobs

by Sddharatha Joshi

Due to the rapidly changing technology landscape, reskilling and upskilling is vital for Career progression. And to stand out in the job market, acquiring IT certification is a proven technique.

As per NASSCOM, there are 6 million IT professionals in India. This is 75% of the Digital talent across the globe.  The NASSCOM report also talks about the need for reskilling. As per the report, 70% i.e. 4-5 Million people of the Indian IT workforce needs to be reskilled.

To help you in your reskilling efforts, to help you plan the next IT certification you should acquire, we are happy to release our IT Certifications Research report. 

This report will help you to understand the

  1. Skill demand
  2. Under the skills for which IT certifications are in demand

And we believe these insights should help you to

  1. Plan your reskilling efforts
  2. Plan your investment in IT certifications.

The IT certification insights mentioned in the report are based on the analysis of thousands of jobs across various roles.

Our Research Dataset consisted of

  • Total jobs analysed – 16000+ jobs
  • Total roles – 34
  • Total unique skills, product names, certification names searched for – 2700+

The roles we looked are

Game Developer Devops Data warehouse
Android developer Data Scientist Front end developer
Robotics engineer Scrum iOS developer
Big data administrator Security analyst IoT
Block chain developer Cloud computing .net developer
Fullstack wedeveloper IT operations manager python developer
Security operations centre Site Reliability Engineer IT support
Animation developer Backend developer Penetration testing
JavaScript developer Digital Marketing Robotic Process Automation
Solution Architect Big data developer Test Automation
java developer Hybrid App developer IT asset management

Key Research highlights

  1. 11% of the jobs we analysed asked for certification
  1. The top 5 Roles with Highest Certification Demand are
Penetration Testing
Security Operations Center (SOC)
Security Analyst
Bigdata Administrator
  1. The top 10 IT certifications across all roles and experience rage are

The detailed report consists of IT certifications across the experience range starting from 0 years to 12 years. The report is available for free download.

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Happy Learning !!!

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