Data from job site Indeed indicates that tech job postings in India were up 13% in January 2021 from a year ago, in January 2020. A study of tech job postings on the platform, a real-time indicator of labor market activity in India, shows that hiring in tech roles between April 2020 and January 2021 was consistently above pre-pandemic levels, peaking 17% in November 2020.
Indeed also assessed the fastest growing tech roles in India and companies actively hiring for these roles from 2020 - 2021.
The top 10 fastest-rising tech jobs in India include:
- Application Developer
- IT Security Specialist
- Salesforce Developer
- Site Reliability Engineer
- Cloud Engineer
- Business Intelligence Developer
- Sap Consultant
- Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
- Technical Consultant
- Automation Engineer
Hiring for tech roles was primarily driven by IT, ITeS, financial services, e-commerce, and consulting sectors. The top 10 companies hiring for these roles in January 2021 included names such as Accenture, JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, Oracle, Genpact, Wells Fargo, Cognizant Technology Solutions, IBM, Wipro, and Capgemini.
As far as the top-paying tech roles in India in 2020 - 2021 are concerned, these were Software Architect, Technical Lead, Cloud Engineer, Senior Software Engineer, and Full Stack Developer.
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed.com stated, “With the pandemic necessitating ‘remote working’ and more technology-based business operations, organizations have had to ramp up their tech hiring to support this transition. This is reflected in our data, which shows a steady upward shift. We believe that digitization and ‘virtual’ operations will continue to increase in the near future, creating a strong demand for tech-related jobs across sectors.”
While many sectors are still yet to get back to the pre-pandemic levels, digitization will continue to have a positive effect on the tech industry going forward this year, a sis evidenced by the rise in tech hiring.