New Udemy Report: Demand for cloud, data and other IT courses rank high in India


New Delhi, March 2023.

Udemy, a leading destination for learning and teaching online, has the world’s largest catalogue of more than 200,000 online courses and has recently released Udemy’s 2023 Workplace Learning Trends report highlighting the most in-demand business, technical and personal skills leveraged by learners on Udemy’s enterprise learning solution, Udemy Business.

Data focused on the top skills in India highlighted that cloud computing skills remain a primary area of focus, with 27% growth of public cloud spending expected in India in 2023. And with companies ready to invest a good chunk of investment, public cloud spending is expected to exceed 45 percent of all enterprise IT spending by 2026 which will overtake spending on traditional IT in 2025.

The Learning Trends report reveals a 49% annual increase in 2022 in organizations' time spent learning technical skills. The job market in India is growing at a rapid pace where40% of Indian employees need reskilling in the next five years and60% need to upskill to be market ready. As of December 2022, Udemy serves 11.7 million learners in India and a total of 59 million learners worldwide.

Vinay Pradhan, Country Manager, India and South Asia, Udemy says, “Leaders play an essential role in helping their employees build the skills they need while maintaining a competitive edge in the job market. To improve overall security, reliability and maintain business agility, companies must invest their time, money and effort in self-learning platforms and research labs for employees to experiment, and boost business performance through training in technical skills. Blending business, personal and technology skills are the key to success in today’s digital enterprises. Business leaders are also recognising the importance of the cloud and related technologies and prioritising training in cloud platforms and a handful of other programming languages. These trends explain why the demand for cloud computing skills is catching up which will help foster collaboration and teamwork, reduce conflict, and enable productivity.”

Skills and solutions for data analysis and security also ranked high among the surging technical skills with enrollments for databricks increasing by 2161%, system design interview by 1012%, and 5G by 643%. The most consumed business skills fell within the categories of communication and leadership. Whereas there is significant consumption growth among customer experience management by 449%, non-verbal communication by 268% and business communication by 211 %.

The recent 2023 Workplace Learning Trends report from Udemy highlights the skills which will be in high demand this year.

Top 5 surging skills in India

Ranked by increase in consumption

     Databricks 2,298%

     SAP BW 1,434%

     5G 1,404%

     Behavior Driven 1,260%

     Development (BDD)915%

Learning at the workplace helps people build the skills and knowledge they need to do their jobs efficiently which could be picking up something in the flow of work, or developing to advance their careers. With the rise of technology such as artificial intelligence and automation, many organizations feel an urgent need to upskill or re-skill their workforces.

Top 5 consumed skills, India in 2023

Ranked by total consumption

     Amazon Web Services (AWS) certification


     Microsoft certification


     Selenium WebDriver

The 2023 Workplace Learning Trends Report reveals how companies that prioritise learning strategy get ahead in today’s world and prepare for rapid future change. It is important to understand what skills today’s employees are engaging with most and how these skills are helping them drive business impact, to be more resilient and better prepared for whatever comes next. To learn more about global learning trends and data-driven insights, visit


Udemy analyzed data from thousands of Udemy customers around the world. It calculated total consumption by Udemy Business learners across all course topics for the year from July 1, 2021, to July 1, 2022. It calculated the percentage growth in consumption compared to the year from July 1, 2020, to July 1, 2021.