As the rollout of the high-speed service unleashes a “compounding impact” on recruiting for both non-niche skills and technical skills, NLB Services predicts that the 5G rollout will increase hiring in the telecom sector in 2023.
The need for specialised telecom technology skills increased by approximately 20% in 2022 when compared to 2021, according to a statement from the global staffing and recruiting firm. It predicted that future recruiting demands will not be limited to the telecom industry alone.
In order to expand up their service capabilities for 5G, NLB Services predicted that industries like healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and automotive would also look to hire tech talent.
Among the most important job profiles in non-telecom sectors are data scientists and cybersecurity specialists. According to NLB Services, “In the last year, there has been a 15-20 per cent rise in demand for technology talent in the telecom and allied sectors, and the trend is expected to create a new record 25-30 per cent in the coming year.”
Some of the most sought-after job roles at the moment earning roughly 10% to 12% better pay packages, according to the report, include cybersecurity, cloud computing, data science, and data analytics. It referred to 2022 as a “momentous year” for the Indian telecom industry as the 5G concept started to take shape and “green shoots in the job market.”
“Leading telecom players have already rolled out 5G services in over 50 towns across India and are expected to cover most parts of the country in the next two years. This clearly indicates a compounding impact on hiring as well both for non-niche skills and technical skills,” it pointed out. NLB Services is a provider of transformative workforce solutions that was established in 2007.