Tech hiring rebounds in Might; general job market nonetheless weak, says report

Hiring across sectors declined in May, though the tech industry job market rebounded from the pandemic-induced downturn as many technology have been on full expansion mode, according to a report.

There was a 2 per cent decline in the overall number of new job posts in May on the SCIKEY Market Network, a job site, including in sectors like banking with a dip of 12 per cent, retail 16 per cent and FMCG 12 per cent, while there was a growth of 5 per cent in the insurance sector.

However, the data revealed that there was robust demand for jobs like software developer, DevOps, cloud and data engineer, which witnessed 12-16 per cent growth in May.

Other profiles like sales, marketing, site engineering, human resources, finance and project manager witnessed flat demand, the report added.

The data has been collected using SCIKEY’s job portal and the market research conducted by SCIKEY Market Network based on over 10,000 job postings across India.

The data also indicated that hiring for mid-level executives with 8-12 years of experience and leadership roles (more than 16 years of experience) grew by 5 per cent and 2 per cent, respectively.

However, hiring for entry-level professionals (0-3 years experience) declined by 4 per cent.

“It’s been a rough patch for most sectors since the lockdowns took place. Although, tech have gained good momentum on hiring. Due to the shift to remote work and the surge in demand for certain online services, tech has been immune to the lockdowns to some extent,” SCIKEY co- founder Karunjit Kumar Dhir said.

The increase in tech hiring indicates that such roles remain the most in demand due to increased competition and demand for new digital technology-led projects during the pandemic, he noted.

“This is a positive indicator that businesses are moving towards getting their growth plans into action and not just survival or business continuity strategies.

“Since, the economy is gradually boosting with the unlock measures and increased mobility, we are hopeful that the hiring activities will further improve in the rest of the sectors as well, Dhir added.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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