How to Become a Data Scientist in India in 2020? Let’s find out! In this article we’ll look at the latest research to help you assess your chances of landing a data scientist job in India.
We’ll focus on the education and qualifications you need to become a data scientist eligible for the job at any company. To learn all that and some extra tips that will help you get a data science job in India, watch this video!
A recent report by The Hindu states that there are an estimated 97,000 data analytics job openings in India. Bengaluru accounts for 24% of these job openings, while Delhi/NCR for 22%.
Since the data science field is progressing at an extremely fast rate, the huge demand for data science talent, especially in the Technology/IT and Industrial domain, can hardly catch up with the supply of skilled data scientists. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise that a significant part of the data scientists in India (more than 40%) have received a ‘data scientist’ job title within the last 24 months.
So, becoming a data scientist in India seems like a truly golden opportunity. Let’s see what that means in terms of salaries!
According to upgrad.com, “data scientist” is the highest paying job in India. To be more precise, the average data scientist salary listed on Glassdoor is above 1,000,000 rupees per year and it could go up to 2,000,000 rupees for more experienced candidates.
Of course, corporations based in large cities like Mumbai and Bangalore offer higher salaries. But keep in mind that this may soon change. Many international companies prefer to open an office in Hyderabad, as it’s much more affordable. No wonder giants like Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Amazon, and P&G already call Hyderabad their home. And that translates into even more career opportunities for data scientists in India…