Hiring in the IT sector picks up between Jan-Jun 2018: HY Hiring trends report

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Hiring in the IT sector picks up between Jan-Jun 2018: HY Hiring trends report

According to the half yearly hiring trends report by wisdom jobs finds that Retail (18%), Healthcare/Pharmaceuticals (11%), BFSI (8%), FMCG (8%) and BPO/ITeS (6%) were the sectors that created the maximum demand for talent. The year-on-year report says that BFSI, BPO/ITeS, Consumer Durables, Automobiles and Infrastructure saw maximum growth in hiring across sectors during January-June in 2017 v/s January-June 2018.

Hiring in the IT sector picks up between Jan-Jun 2018


● IT sector saw 5% uptick in talent demand, software related profiles were hired most

● More jobs created for junior level, but demand was high for middle and senior level candidates

● IT/Telecom, Sales/Business Development and HR professionals saw huge talent demand

● Delhi-NCR recorded highest job creation across all three levels

● West Bengal had biggest job share in junior and top level; Uttar Pradesh held highest job share for middle level


● Manufacturing industry saw maximum growth of 5% in hiring activities during Jan-Jun 2018

● Entry level, HR professionals saw huge demand, Engineering profile had maximum job creation

● Maintenance Engineers witnessed maximum job growth while highest rise in talent demand at middle level

● Production and Maintenance had constant job creation for senior level jobs as compared to previous period

● Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru had most talent demand for various experience levels


● Demand for IT/Telecom profiles witnessed maximum growth , along with Sales profiles at senior level

● Metro cities were in top demand across all locations and all experience levels.

● Job opportunities in Customer Services, Tele-Marketing, and Accounting & Finance on the rise

● Rise in job creation in international markets for middle and senior levels of management

● Non metro cities saw rise in demand for jobs creation at the entry level


● Mumbai and Delhi-NCR witnessed growth in jobs creation during Jan-Jun 2018 for freshers Talent demand was up in Delhi-NCR by 7% with 9% job share at middle level

● Among top locations, Pune witnessed huge talent demand during Jan-Jun 2018 for middle level jobs

● Quality & Process Control saw considerable growth of 29% in the talent demand at the senior level


● Professionals in Engineering, Operation, Sales/BD saw huge demand for various experience levels

● Jobs for FMCG Sales grew in terms of demand for talent, but there was dip in job share

● Functional Area-wise, Legal/Law profiles saw rise in demand over 30% at junior level

● Skill sets like Purchasing/Sourcing, Direct Marketing, Retail Sales and Institutional Sales ruled the market

● Job creation for international market grew by 8%, with rise in demand by 18% at senior level

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