Why you wont get job in Tech Sector
We see that there is a lot of buzz about automation killing jobs and numbers being presented in % of jobs lost. But for those who are seeking jobs, this hardly helps. Especially the fresh graduates, who have not seen the industry, it is frustrating. There is no clue. There is guidance on how to proceed.
Here is the analysis from Best embedded training institute in JP nagar, eTech Prowess. We hope that it helps the freshers in their job search.
First a brief history of IT job boom and stagnation
There is a sea of change in IT hiring market in India now. The boom started in late 1990s became a rage in the 2000s. It continued in 2010s as well. The underlying demand was for the coders across all skills – from web till embedded.
Not any more.
The automation started gaining prominence. ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) like Microsoft, tool vendors like MathWorks, Atlassian etc. improved their products to generate more code. They also have spent a lot of energy on bringing awareness about automation and how their solutions require less people while most work would be done by their products.
Hypothetical Team – 5 years back and Now In good old times...
Imagine a product to be developed for an embedded gateway in telecom company. It would have required 20 people. Always the companies follow cost and skill pyramid while forming teams. <picture – large team> The team breakup would have looked like this –
- 12 people to write code
- 4 people to test
- 1 architect
- 1 project manager.
Hence more than 10 would have been freshers. As they write code, few months into the project, they gain experience. They sufficiently understand the project and then ready to debug their code and also troubleshoot issues between the modules written by different developers.
Cut to 2018.
Now the same job should be done by 6 people. More than 70% of the code is done by the code generator tools. The developers need to configure the fields of the code generator and then click. The defect-free code is ready.
- 3 senior developers who can generate code and understand if something is wrong at system level
- 1 Dev Ops Person who works as process automation engineer
- 1 Architect
- 1 Tester with domain background
This has tremendous implications for the industry – both in numbers and skills. There are some domains where automation has not reduced the hiring needs, but changed the skill needs. But reduced numbers and increased skill demands are a common trend.
This is something Best embedded training institute in JP nagar, eTech Prowess had been keenly observing in the market. The skill levels that used to get jobs few years back are not sufficient anymore. Those in the industry at least can sense it. Freshers, we suggest them to look at market more closely. The situation when they paid engineering graduation fees was very different than it is today.