3rd, May 2019: In a bid to study the current dynamics of the jobs landscape, Shine.com, the second-largest online job portal in India, recently mapped the key growth areas in terms of hiring in April 2019 vis-à-vis last year. Leveraging its vast pool of data, the job search platform released its April Jobs Report that studies the sectors, functional areas and cities that are creating maximum jobs this year, in comparison with 2018.
Industry-wise growth in jobs:
An industry-wide demand analysis highlighted that the booming IT/Software sector reigns supreme by continuing to create the maximum jobs in the country. In a surprising development, however, the BPO/ Call Center industry has dropped down several places, forfeiting its 2nd position on the list to the Manufacturing industry, which has shown promising growth. Further, the BFSI and Education/Training industry has witnessed increased jobs creation, allowing them to retain their top spots in the list.
Functional areas displaying high caliber:
In terms of functional areas, the Production, Maintenance and Service sector has shown the most exceptional growth, shifting to the number one position on the top 10 list. As the manufacturing industry gains significant scale in the country, the sector’s shift to the top spot is not surprising. As the Hospitality industry in India continues to boom, the Restaurant/Hotel sector has earned a place on the list of top job creators. Additionally, with more and more professionals focusing on upskilling/reskilling themselves for new-age job roles, the Education, Training, and Language sector has also registered a significant the uptick, appearing high on the top 10 list.
In a significant movement, Sales/BD, a domain that created the most jobs in 2018, has dropped down to the 5th position on the list, as several areas such as Production, IT, Quality Testing and Customer Service take precedence over it. Furthermore, the survey registered a slowdown in job creation across numerous domains including Marketing/Advertising/MR/PR/Events, Administration/Front Office/Secretary and HR/Recruitment. These domains, which were a part of the 2018 top 10 list, were dropped out of the list in 2019 due to this slowdown.
Speaking on the changing trends, Zairus Master, CEO, Shine.com, said, “The increased focus on technological deployment across industries has truly accelerated the growth of job opportunities. We are witnessing a substantial increase in jobs in domains such as IT, education, training and language, and restaurant/hotels. While metro cities such as Bangalore and Delhi continue to flourish as top job creators, it is interesting to note the increase in job opportunities for professionals in tier 2 cities like Jaipur and Chandigarh, a trend that will continue in the years to come.”
Top performing cities:
In a city-wise analysis, Shine.com found that Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi have retained their position as the top job creators in the country. While metro cities are absorbing maximum professionals, substantial growth in jobs is also being witnessed in tier 2 cities such as Chandigarh and Jaipur, proving that Tier 2 cities are also beginning to stake their claim in the jobs landscape. The high talent demand from emerging cities is expected to continue as these regional hubs accelerate technological deployment only to create a plethora of new, high-value jobs for skilled professionals.