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article The Timesof India title India’s most sought after software engineers will be hired at a rate of 15-20% to the existing 1-2% salary range in a year article TheTimesofIndia title India has a ‘big, bold’ future with more than 300,000 software engineers, analysts, analysts and others, says IT department source TheTimes of India article The number of Indian IT professionals has doubled in the past two years to more than 600,000, says a top Indian government official.
The figure has ballooned to about 3.5 million from 300,00 in 2015, the head of the IT department said at a press conference here on Monday.
India is looking to expand its software workforce and recruit more engineers to help it cope with the global cyber attacks and cyber threat.
India has more than 3,000 million people with a total population of more than 6.5 billion, according to a report by the National Statistical Institute of India.
India, which has a population of less than 1.2 billion, has the second-largest software workforce in the world after the United States with about 1.5 to 1.6 billion software professionals.
It also has more experts than any other country, said Dr Anupam Srivastava, the director of the National Technical Research Institute.
Srivastav said that by 2025, there will be more than 7 million people who are highly skilled in software development and have the right skills for a job in the software industry.
“India is going to have a software workforce of over 5 million,” he said.
“By 2025, that number will increase to 6 million.
The country is going through a major transformation,” he added.
India’s software workforce has expanded over the past year, according the report.
The government is looking at a slew of initiatives, including offering a two-year training scheme to help software engineers get their feet wet in the new software ecosystem.
The training programme will include a coding and development course and will start from December 2020, he said, adding that the government is in talks with private companies to offer training to their software developers.
The Government of India has also announced the hiring of an additional 100 software engineers for its Software Development Centre.
More than 400,000 people in the country hold jobs in the IT sector, according TOI, and about 70% of these positions are in software, IT, networking, analytics and communications.
The top-secret government report said the software sector is a key driver of growth and jobs in India and the country is expected to become a software powerhouse in the coming decades.