Take a look at the second column of the table in the above image. Where do you see the largest numbers? Yes, go ahead. Say it. Fullstack Engineers and React/Native.
But this time it's not me who is saying this, but a Specialist Staffing firm for IT Staffing and Engineering Services named Xpheno doing it for me. A company that sources talent to different organizations is the one saying this. It's published on Moneycontrol, so their claims would definitely be backed by a good amount of research and field knowledge, right?
If we dig into the numbers, you can notice that the two fields that get the lowest hikes are SRE/DevOps and Machine Learning, the two major next "shiny" things that students usually run behind. And this is not just the post-COVID era. If you observe the % hikes in the last column of the table, which refers to pre-pandemic hiring, even then React/Native scores the highest, a 35% hike, followed by full-stack engineers. So it is not that the demand for Fullstack Engineers and React developers have increased in 2021 or all of a sudden, it has always been there.
Let's be real here for a minute. ML/AI has always been hype. The entry-level job market does not hold a lot of opportunities. If you are genuinely interested in data, go for data analytics. And it's also the same for backend development. Most parts of backend roles are getting automated, thereby reducing the demand. Seasoned backend engineers will move to DevOps in the next 5 years.
I have predicted this for quite some time now. Have a look at the tweets below. The dates have also been highlighted for you.
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