A recently concluded survey by Amazon Web services (AWS) has reveled that India would require nine times the available workforce in the digital field by 2025. The report named “Unlocking APAC’s Digital Potential: Changing Digital Skill Needs and Policy Approaches”, was concluded by surveying nearly 500 Indian digital workers, policy makers, business leaders and the industry experts.
The report clearly states that, currently only 12% of the country’s workforce is in the digital sphere while the technological advancements across the sectors would need a minimum of nine times the current workforce to fullfill the skill required.
The study done on the APAC region (Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and South Korea) also stated that, India is having the highest number of individuals applying for the advanced digital skills i.e 7 out of 10 among all the other nations considered. It also suggested that to match up the skill required on an average the youth needs to develop seven new skills by then.
It found that a total of 5.7 billion skill trainings will be required in the surveyed nation out of which 3.9 billion digital skill trainings would be required in India alone. It also projected that in India a massive annual growth of 34% between 2020 and 2025 will be witnessed by the cloud architecture design skills alone.