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5G and telecommunications job postings have seen a significant increase over the past 12 months as companies eye 5G adoption at an accelerated pace, according to a report. According to the global job site Indeed, job openings for telecommunications and 5G increased by 33.7% between September 2021 and September 2022.

“The rollout of 5G is eagerly awaited in India, and companies have already started hiring to develop 5G-specific technologies and services. With companies considering 5G adoption at an accelerated rate, we will likely see increased hiring for these positions over the next few years. a few quarters,” said Saumitra Chand, career specialist in India.

It also means there will be an increased need for skilled talent who can design security systems and harden network architectures to adapt to new technology, he noted.

Job seekers and the industry as a whole need to ensure that they are building a strong cybersecurity talent pool to meet the needs of the newly invigorated telecommunications sector,” he added.

The report further notes that clicks for customer service representatives and operations associates increased by 13.91% and 8.22%, respectively, over the past month.

The data also revealed that the average salary for high-level positions such as technical support, BPO manager and customer service representative was Rs 3,53,298, Rs 3,29,520 and Rs 3,06,680, respectively, a he added.

Hiring intent in the sector also remains positive for the coming quarters, according to the index based on real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities selected from a broad representative selection of online outlets.

The report is based on analysis of job posting data from September 2021 to September 2022 on the Indeed platform.

Additionally, the report found that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the requirement for robust cybersecurity practices as businesses move away, more devices come online, digital payments increase and security concerns were at an all-time high.

Indeed, data showed that job postings for “cybersecurity” increased by 81% between August 2019 and August 2022.

There is already a 25.5% talent mismatch in security between August 2019 and August 2022, the launch of 5G services will trigger a significant increase in security-related jobs, the report adds.

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