Hiring Activities in IT Industry: Naukri Report

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*Pre-COVID period = February’20 

The IT-sector remains one of the least impacted sectors in terms of hiring from the global pandemic. With all businesses going virtual, the demand for professionals in the software & hardware segments has been steady. Overall, the sector saw upward M-O-M recovery, peaking in Sept’20 for Hardware (63%) and Software roles (20%)

IT-Software
MonthM-O-M Growth %Vs Pre-COVID
April-42%-49%
May-18%-58%
June19%-50%
July 0%-50%
August 14%-44%
September20%-33%
October7%-28%

IT-Hardware sector has seen growth of 10% in Sept’20 when compared to the pre-COVID period of Feb’20. On the other hand, IT-Software still has to catch up to pre-COVID levels, down by 28% in Oct’20. 

Top roles that recruiters are hiring for include Software Developer, Tech Lead, Tech Architect, Testing Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Database Architect and Solution Architect. Roles such as Technical Content Developer, Solution Architect and Database Architect have seen a 350%, 150% and 100% growth in demand Y-O-Y. Even Tech Architect roles have seen a growth of over 50% Y-O-Y. 

IT-Hardware & Networking
MonthM-O-M Growth %Vs Pre-COVID
April-47%-55%
May0%-55%
June37%-38%
July 9%-32%
August -1%-33%
September63%10%
October-22%-14%

Java Developer, Manual Testing and Business Analyst keywords are amongst the top searched keywords by jobseekers on the Naukri platform, thereby showing high intent for such roles in the sector.

Bengaluru (22%), Delhi (13%), Hyderabad (9%), Pune (9%) and Chennai (7%) contribute to 60% of the jobs in the sector.

Companies like IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TCS, Dell, Tech Mahindra, MindTree, Xerox and Adobe are looking for candidates.