Hello simha, firstly i think your decision to defer you masters program is a wise one, keeping the current state, everything is in a state of flux.
Coming to your question, python is quite widely used in development these given its ease of coding and flexibility it affords. From simple desktop or web development applications to Data analytics applications, Python can be used.
A lot of companies big and small and also start ups use python for its versatility, so there is always demand for python developers.
- Become the best python developer! pick up projects online @ topcoder codechef hackerearth, etc practice practice practice.
- Depending on whether your interest in webdevelopment or datascience pick up skills in LAMP stack for former, atleast html css and if latter then ML libraries or visualization libraries.
- Start anywhere that they are willing to hire you paid or unpaid.
- When it comes to a career in IT, if technology career path skill is everything.
Hopefully when your masters does happen you will be better poised to make appropriate career choices with this expereince