According to IDC InfoBrief, commissioned by tech major Cisco, new-age jobs will add more than 5 million positions worldwide by 2027.
"Of the 9.1 million IT positions in India in 2017, 5.9 million job postings from employers were for new-age roles," it added.
The report said roles like social media administrator, machine learning designer, and IoT designer would be most sought after in the coming years.
It pointed out that about 22 per cent IT professional respondents said they self-funded their certification courses, while about 50 per cent of them underwent some training in 2017 - a reflection of the growing importance of upskilling in a rapidly changing technological landscape.
About 15 per cent IT professional respondents said took training leading to certification in 2017.
Interestingly, the report stated that seven out of 10 organisations look for IT certifications when hiring or promoting and getting certified put an applicant ahead of 85 per cent of his/her peers.
The top 10 technology trends impacting Indian job scenario include cybersecurity/data security, Big Data, Data analysis visualisation, IoT, Business Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Virtualisation/Software-defined infrastructure, Converged Infrastructure and cloud solutions/technologies.