Top 7 Computer Science Jobs in India

Ever be puzzled and intrigued by the workings of a computer? Well, for computer scientists, they are not so complex. 

To become a computer scientist, one needs to be able to think analytically and must be able to keep up with the latest tech trends. 

The industry is competitive as the pay can be quite handsome. There are also many job vacancies in this sector. 

Here are top 7 computer science career paths you could follow: 

1. Software Developer/Engineer

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Roles and Responsibilities: 

  • Identifying issues and common patterns, and creating standard operating procedures to improve system quality. 
  • Identifying rooms for improvement, suggesting recommendations and designing and administering systems to upgrade software applications. 
  • Keeping and refining existing codebases and peer review code changes.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to execute technical designs.
  • Analyzing and utilizing new technologies where applicable.
  • Presenting written knowledge transfer material.

Skills required: 

  • Coding skills
  • Analytical thinking and reasoning skills 
  • Testing skills
  • Communication skills
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting software issues
  • Knowledge of algorithms.

Qualifications:

  • B.Tech/B.E. in software engineering or diploma courses in the same.
  • M.Tech in Software Engineering.

Average base salary

₹540,000 LPA

2. Web Developer

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Roles and responsibilities:

  • Fixing bugs identified by testing or through user feedback.
  • Designing and building websites.
  • Developing and testing web applications.
  • Adding graphics, audio and video to the website.
  • Monitoring website traffic.

Skills required 

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Strong grasp of UX design
  • Problem solving skills
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Back-end basics
  • Search engine optimization.

Qualifications:

  • A degree or diploma in Computer application (web designing).

Average base salary 

₹310,000 LPA. 

3. Database Administrator

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Roles and responsibilities: 

  • Creating and administering databases that meet user needs.
  • Maintaining database.
  • Finding and fixing bugs in the system for operational efficiency and preventing data loss.
  • Developing and testing modifications to the structure of the database. 

Skills required 

  • Proficiency in SQL
  • Knowledge of database security, backup and recovery
  • Mathematical skills
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Statistical knowledge 
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • PowerShell and Unix shell scripting skills
  • Knowledge of SSAS, SSIS, SSRS.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field.

Average base salary 

₹500,000 LPA.

4. Quality Assurance

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Roles and responsibilities 

  • Using a bug tracking system for documenting software issues and reporting problems to software developers.
  • Identifying, interrogating and reporting on issues on how a programs works and the information it outputs.
  • Making test plans and procedures.
  • Providing input on potential problems by participating in product reviews.
  • Developing programs to test a range of areas including regression testing and database impacts.

Skills required 

  • Technical skills
  • Communication skills 
  • Analytical thinking 
  • Numerical and statistical skills
  • Organizational skills 
  • Leadership quality 
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making skills.

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree.

Average base salary 

₹650,000 LPA.

5. Computer Network Architect

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Roles and responsibilities 

  • Designing plans and layouts for data communication networks.
  • Presenting and explaining designs to management.
  • Ensuring security is maintained by designs.
  • Upgrading hardware and software to support the network.
  • Researching and understanding new networking trends to keep the network up to date. 
  • Having detailed knowledge of the business plan of the company to design a network according to its requirements. 

Skills required 

  • Communication skills 
  • Knowledge of various types of computer operating, security and wireless systems
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills.

Average base salary 

₹1,800,000 LPA.

6. Information Security Analyst

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Roles and responsibilities 

  • Monitoring company’s networks for security breaches
  • Investigating violations when they occur.
  • Installing and configuring firewalls and data encryption programs to protect information.
  • Conducting penetration testing to look for weaknesses in the systems before using them.
  • Keeping abreast with the latest IT security trends.
  • Recommending security measures to management.
  • Helping users install or learn about new security products and procedures.

Skills required 

  • Analytical skills
  • Tech knowledge 
  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Risk Management Frameworks
  • Team player 
  • Proficiency C, C++, C#, Java or PHP
  • Strong grasp of networking, operating systems, IDS, IPS, cloud computing and malware

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer- or technology-related field.

Average base salary 

₹560,000 LPA.

7. Computer and Information Research Scientist

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Roles and responsibilities 

  • Exploring issues in computing and creating theories and models to solve those issues.
  • Helping scientists and engineers with research challenges.
  • Inventing new computing languages, tools, and methods to improve computing technology.
  • Developing and enhancing the software systems that are integral to modern computing.
  • Designing experiments to test the operation of software systems.

Skills required 

  • Communication skills 
  • Critical thinking
  • Logical thinking
  • Mathematical skills
  • Ingenuity.

Qualifications 

  • A master’s degree in computer science or a related field.

Average base salary 

₹1,750,000 LPA.

Disclaimer: Please note that the average base salary is taken from Pay Scale.