The “instructional design” skill, a niche job that combines education with technology and communication, has seen a year-on-year 112% growth in July. “Recruiter demand for skills such as instructional design on Naukri indicates that education is moving online and there is a need for professionals who can develop systems to optimise this shift for teachers and students,” said Pawan Goyal, chief business officer at The demand for professionals in the e-learning space was four times that of July 2019. For work-from-home roles, the job listings rose 3.5 times in the same period.

Several of these job openings are a direct result of the funding and acquisition activity happening in India’s ed-tech space. Startups like Byju’s and Unacademy are already unicorns. WhiteHat Jr, an online platform that teaches coding to kids, has been on a hiring spree, onboarding 220 teachers a day. It plans to take its current number of 7,000 women-only teachers to 20,000 by the end of 2020.

As a result, keyword searches for education jobs on Naukri have seen a considerable upswing.

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