Java Proficiency Drives Top Salaries For 26% Tech Candidates

As per the report, comparing the most popular backend skills, C++ is the highest-paying skill with an average salary of INR 27.55 LPA, while Python is the second highest with INR 27.01 LPA


India’s technology sector has left no stone unturned, witnessing astounding growth over recent years. As a result, India is poised to become the newest technological hub, setting higher standards globally. Estimated to hit the $500 billion mark by 2030, the future of the Indian tech sector looks promising, creating a plethora of opportunities for budding tech talent.

With modern technologies actively disrupting the business landscape, accelerated tech adoption has created a pressing demand for tech-agnostic talent in the multifaceted industrial space. Against the highly fierce and competitive job market backdrop, Instahyre - an AI-driven HR tech platform has recently unveiled in its report the in-demand skill trends and average pay scales for each job function in the tech domain. 

In this age of expedited tech implementation and integration, Backend followed by Frontend has emerged as a lucrative career option for both freshers and leadership-level candidates. The report revealed that Java has a popularity of 26.62 per cent among tech candidates and draws the highest average salary for all experience levels. Comparing the most popular backend skills, C++ is the highest-paying skill with an average salary of INR 27.55 LPA, while Python is the second highest with INR 27.01 LPA. 

In the Frontend job function, React.js is the highest-paying skill followed by JavaScript, CSS, HTML, jQuery, and Angular.js. React.js commands an average salary of INR 5.62 LPA for freshers; INR 13.71 LPA for mid-level; INR 28.77 LPA for seniors; and INR 39.35 LPA for leadership positions.

Commenting on the evolving industry scenario, Sarbojit Mallick, Co-founder of Instahyre said, “Recruiters are always embroiled in the war for talent, continuously searching for onboarding expert individuals who possess excelling tech acumen and specialisations for industry-specific roles. Considering the redefined industry standards, our AI-powered tech talent report delivers critical insights of the most popular tech skills, helping Talent Acquisition specialists hire the best tech talent in the market.”

With constant exposure and voluminous piles of data being collected every day, data analytics has seen an unprecedented rise. According to the report, Big Data skills have gained immense popularity as NoSQL takes the limelight with 30.16 per cent of candidates preferring the skill for specialisation. For freshers and mid-level candidates, Redshift leads with the highest average salary of INR 7.84 LPA and INR 14.03 LPA respectively. On the contrary, for those in senior roles and leadership positions, NoSQL commands the highest average salary of INR 28.70 LPA and INR 39.27 LPA, respectively. 

Only continuing to grow further, the world of Data Science has opened new avenues for growth opportunities and development. As per Instahyre’s report, Machine Learning and NLP are huge growth areas for specialisations for DS freshers. On the contrary, 27.99 per cent of tech talent specialising in DS considers Python as the skill worth perfecting. For freshers, NLP starts them off at the highest average salary of INR 7.22 LPA, while Java is the highest average salary netter for mid-level, seniors and leaders, recording the highest package of INR 44.62 LPA. 

“In the era of hyper agility and speed, organisations are always on the hunt for unique ways to deliver enhanced customer experience and compete more effectively in the market. Considering the need for swift speed and rapid delivery, DevOps uses a set of practices and tools to integrate and automate the work of software development and IT operations, increasing an organisation's ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity. As a result, DevOps has emerged as one of the top tech skills in today’s talent market,” he added.

The report unveils that there is no competition for Linux and AWS when it comes to DevOps popularity, as it is preferred by 12.78 per cent and 12.77 per cent of tech candidates. The Google Cloud Platform has surpassed Azure in popularity. Freshers who start off their careers with a specialisation in OpenStack get INR 6.42 LPA as the highest average salary amongst Maven, Windows, Google Cloud, and others. However, for mid-level, senior and leadership positions, Google Cloud draws the highest average salary of INR 13.67 LPA, INR 28.84 LPA, and INR 41.95 LPA respectively. 

With critical insights into the latest skill trends and the surging demand for building a robust tech workforce, companies can curate a precise picture of industry needs and standards, hiring talent who possess the most popular technological skill sets from the locations in India that host most of them.n 

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