A serial entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in Technology Leadership, Narayan Mahadevan is the Founder of IP driven Incubation Lab, BridgeLabz. An AWS recognised company, BridgeLabz focuses on increasing employability and nurturing ideas as well as talents in the Emerging technologies domain. Narayan oversees the overall operations and functions at the company.
We are familiar with the rapid growth of technology. This growth is so extreme that technology doubles approximately every 18-24 months.Hearing this factoid often makes people wonder- How fast does technology grow? There is no doubt that technology’s disruptive nature has continued to transform our world. Algorithms and software improvements will probably be the innovation leaders to take us to the next level. We are already using AI-enhanced techniques, and ML-powered neural nets to push forward. It is expected that AI will be the reason for the hundredfold growth in technology from where we are today, with the expansion of deep learning, neural network architectures and moves into other areas like self-supervised learning.
In the new normal era of the digital engineering revolution, it’s important to equip yourself with multiple skills to remain valuable in the job market. A report suggests that professionals are looking to upskill in 2022 for better opportunities, almost79%of the professionals are still planning to upskill while 11% are on the fence. Professionals are constantly working towards enhancing their skills and one of the keys to upskilling shall be the knowledge of a programming language, Python. An online event, ‘AI for India’ aimed to upskill Indians in Python, has set the record with 143,000 users who took part in the upskilling program.
Why is python so popular?
Python is a great way to learn to code, and it’s almost like plain English with many features that allow you to write complex tasks very simply. The global Python market is expected to reach USD 100.6 million in 2030. The rising demand for Python in end-use applications such as web development, software development, AI, and rapid adoption of industry 4.0 is projected to drive revenue growth for FY 2022-30. Python is simple, user-friendly, and easy to learn for programming beginners which is the reason for its popularity in the last 5 years. People with little or no coding background can easily learn the basics of writing code by learning this language.
There are many applications for which Python is a great option such as AI and machine learning, web development, and Internet of Things (IoT), etc. The versatility of the language makes it the most preferred choice for web development and this skill helps make professionals more employable. Python is preferred over other programming languages due to the availability of an exhaustive list of automation frameworks as well as integration with CI/CDtools.
You can become a software developer who excels in python or a data scientist who uses this language to make data more valuable for businesses. Whether you are an experienced Python developer or someone who has just completed your education, you will never be out of opportunities. The average salary of a software developer with Python skills is around 5.8 LPA. Python Programming language is backed by Facebook, Amazon Web Services, and especially Google which means you can have a chance of working with one of your dream companies. Apart from this, a lot of institutional effort and money have been devoted by Google to the training and success of this language and there is a dedicated portal only for python which contains a list of support tools and documentation for learning.
List of Few Popular Profiles
There are several areas in which the professional can work after polishing and improving Python skills such as:
Python Developer: The job of the Python developer is to build and test server-side web application logic in Python, write and test scalable code, develop back-end components, and integrate user-facing elements in collaboration with front-end developers.
Data Analyst: Data is ubiquitous throughout the business and political institutions, and advanced technologies such as facial recognition cameras and artificial intelligence (AI), are helping companies to compile more data and get better business insights. For this job profile, around 93000 open positions were reported in 2020
Product Manager: A large number of start-ups are looking forward to grabbing market share by analyzing the market trends and bringing forward products and services that would satisfy consumer needs. The overall role of a product manager in carrying out market assessment and product improvement is very critical.
Machine Learning Engineer: The job of a Machine Learning Engineer has grown to be a highly promising position and it records a growth of 344%. Python is the most preferred skill employers search for while recruiting ML engineers.
In such a fast-growing technology, it’s mandatory to keep up to date with new advancements, tools to experiment, play, and, of course, earn more clients and revenue. Engineering is an industry that has experienced a major tech boom in the last few years and has increased its investments in digital. Python is a necessary skill for IT professionals, and its popularity will continue to increase. So, if you plan to learn python, learning a few of these skills will enhance your resume and would allow you to sit for more diverse roles.