Jobsdb HK lists 1,014 jobs that include IoT in the job spec, starting from technician to project engineer to product management. In Singapore, JobStreet lists 1,469 IoT-related positions. So it’s not like there aren’t companies looking for qualified and/or experienced professionals in the IoT space.
Analysts have one thing in common when it comes to IoT – the number of devices connected in the future will be big. Just how big, as big as 29.4 billion by 2030 according to Statistic, is where analysts and prognosticators disagree.
One thing is certain, there is a growing list of IoT technologies and solutions being applied ranging from smart homes to smart cities, and everything in between. What is likely going to happen is we will skills shortage will become one of the barriers to the deployment of IoT in the workplace, in the factory, in healthcare facilities, on transportation systems, and the list goes on.
If you are anywhere curious about the job prospects around IoT, click on the YouTube video. Just a word of warning, the video is not all-inclusive and may be limited to specific geography (India) or discipline (skewed to software) – not a surprise there.