Overview
    According to Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey Results 2020, Python is in the top three fastest-growing programming languages globally. From cleaning, querying, and analyzing data, to developing models and visualizing results, Python is leveraged for a variety of tasks across industries. Python has an assortment of libraries to cater to specific needs, such as NumPy, Scikit-Learn, SciPy, Pandas, StatsModels, Matplotlib, etc.
    Besides being highly versatile, one of the most significant benefits of Python is that it is open-source and easy to understand. You do not need to put in long hours to read, write, and learn the language. Instead, its efficient syntax enables programmers to pack logic into compact scripts in a straightforward way. Moreover, you can perform cross-language operations or run it on almost any operating system, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
    In India, Python’s growth in the last five years has been fueled by an expanding professional community that is using it for Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Data Science applications. The future scope is also vast and diverse. Coders are hired not just by the IT sector but also by other businesses where websites and mobile applications have to run without glitches. Due to this boom in demand, an elaborate selection of courses is now available in the market.
    To master Python and pursue a career in programming, you first need to refine your foundational knowledge and relevant skills. If you are a complete newcomer, it is best to couple the training with regular coding practice. Additionally, it is crucial to keep up with industry trends and interact with established software developers and practitioners who can help you understand the current working environment.
    Advanced certifications in Python and specialized degrees can demonstrate your competencies to employers, giving you an edge over competitors. The minimum eligibility for such higher education programmes is a valid bachelor’s degree with at least 50% passing marks.
    As a Python expert, you can pursue job opportunities like data analyst, data engineer, data scientist, machine learning engineer, web developer, and decision scientist. Nowadays, there is also an increased focus on providing flexible choices that allow participants to learn and grow in alignment with their needs. Working professionals also find online courses more convenient to manage alongside other engagements. For example, the Executive PG Programme in Data Science is best suited for freshers, engineers, software developers, and IT professionals who want to build their Python programming skills and qualify for high-paying data science roles.

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    According to the compensation platform Payscale, Python developers in India earn an average base salary of Rs. 573,233 annually. The total pay for experienced professionals goes up to Rs. 20,00,000 per annum.
    • While entry-level web developers currently find employment at mean pay of Rs. 408,514, the remuneration increases with higher qualifications and experience.
    • When it comes to Business Intelligence (BI) developers, the standard annual salary pay is again around Rs. 500,000.
    • The annual salary of data scientists with Python skills is estimated at Rs. 833,533.
    • Data engineers also enjoy a comparable compensation at Rs. 802,380 per annum.
    • As for AI and ML engineers with Python expertise, the salary range hovers between Rs. 310,000 and Rs. 20,00,000 per annum depending on seniority.
    • Python programmers with specialisation in Natural Language Processing (NLP) can enjoy a typical salary of Rs. 10,25,940 per year in India.
    Therefore, proficiency in Python along with specialised domain mastery can set you up for several high-paying jobs in India. The pay grades also vary as per the candidate’s profile, job role, company, and city.
    Python is the perfect introductory language for coders and developers as organisations across industry sectors rely heavily on it to this day. And career prospects for IT professionals having advanced Python skills show no signs of slowing down. The modern-day job market offers roles that go beyond web and software development.
    Python experts can find employment as data science generalists, NLP programmers, Deep Learning engineers, BI analysts, product analysts, and Big Data engineers. Leading companies like Amazon, Accenture, Tech Mahindra, Myntra, American Express, and Microsoft hire Python developers for related positions in India. A closer look at the job search sites reveals growing opportunities in major cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata.
    Besides the above-mentioned placements, Python experts are in high demand for some specific career paths. According to LinkedIn listings, there are more than 15,000 Python developer jobs in India, which only goes to show the enormous possibilities in this area. Following are some of the most prominent designations:
    • Backend Python Developer
    • Python Automation Lead
    • Language Application Support Engineer
    • Senior Python Developer
    • Module Lead - Python
    • Technical Specialist/Project Manager - Python
    • Lead Consultant - AI Developer with Python
    • Lead Consultant - Database & Python

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