India tech hiring above pre-pandemic levels, says report

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Kochi: According to data from job site Indeed, tech job postings in India were up 13 per cent in January 2021 from a year ago, in January 2020.  A study of tech job postings on the platform, a real-time indicator of labour market activity in India, shows that hiring in tech roles between April 2020 and January 2021 was consistently above pre-pandemic levels, peaking at 17 per cent in November 2020.

Indeed also assessed the fastest growing tech roles in India and companies actively hiring for these roles from 2020 – 2021. Hiring for tech roles was primarily driven by IT, ITeS, financial services, e-commerce, and consulting sectors.

Top 10 fastest-rising tech jobs in India:

Sl no Job Title
1 Application Developer
2 IT Security Specialist
3 Salesforce Developer
4 Site Reliability Engineer
5 Cloud Engineer
6 Business Intelligence Developer
7 Sap Consultant
8 Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
9 Technical Consultant
10 Automation Engineer

Top 10 companies hiring for these roles in January 2021:

Sl no Companies
1 Accenture
2 JP Morgan Chase
3 Ernst & Young
4 Oracle
5 Genpact
6 Wells Fargo
7 Cognizant Technology Solutions
9 Wipro
10 Capgemini

Top paying tech roles in India in 2020 – 2021

S No. Job Title
1 Software Architect
2 Technical Lead
3 Cloud Engineer
4 Senior Software Engineer
5 Full Stack Developer

“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,” said Sashi Kumar, Managing Director,

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