Demand For This IT Job Increased By 350% In Lockdown! Bengaluru Beats Entire India In IT Job Growth

Demand For This IT Job Increased By 350% In Lockdown! Bengaluru Beats Entire India In IT Job Growth
Demand For This IT Job Increased By 350% In Lockdown! Bengaluru Beats Entire India In IT Job Growth

With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, industry sectors all around the globe massively indulged into salary cuts and lay-offs. The economy has bled.

However, while all major industry segments like auto, business and hospitality underperformed massively due to almost negligible demand, the Information Technology (IT ) and software sector showed a comparatively better performance graph, amidst the Covid-induced pandemic period.

The long almost 9-month period was largely indicated by unprecedented job layoffs, salary cuts, furloughs and shut downs. 

Offices in a very small time-frame were shifted wholly to remote areas, enabling the novel ‘Work from Home’ culture. All of these provisions contributed towards a daunting reliance on the IT and software sector, which not only withheld the quick transitions firmly but also provided a sturdy sense of data security.

Now, as markets reopen and the economy revives, businesses have started to gain momentum, thus rolling out new job entries and many sectors like IT providing salary hikes.

In a recent article, we had informed you of the highly in-demand new age skills, which are being looked into for future IT applicants and candidates.

Today, we will provide a detailed outlook of the most demanded job roles companies are looking forward to hiring.

M-O-M Recovery for Hardware and Software Sectors

The Indian employment website Naukri.com in its recent report, has illustrated the present and pre-Covid scenarios of the IT Hardware industry as well as the IT software industry.

The report slates that in terms of growth perspective, the IT sector has shown an increasing month over month (M-o-M) recovery in September 2020.

For IT Hardware and Networking (M-O-M Growth vs Pre-Covid Levels)

MonthMOM Growth PercentageVs Pre-Covid Levels
April-47%-55%
May0%-55%
June37%-38%
July9%-32%
August-1%-33%
September63%10%
October-22%-14%

For IT Software (M-O-M Growth vs Pre-Covid Levels)

MonthMOM Growth PercentageVs Pre-Covid Levels
April-42%-49%
May-18%-58%
June19%-50%
July0%-50%
August14%-44%
September20%-33%
October7%-28%

Key Roles With Increasing Demands

Through the tables shown above, it can be seen that while the M-O-M growth levels are reviving and increasing, it is not even closely comparable to pre-COVID levels.

While the software industry lags at 28% in October 2020, the IT hardware segment too saw a growth decline from 10% in September to -14% in October, compared to pre-Covid levels.

The employment portal has mentioned a list of key job roles that are continuing to experience an increasing demand. These job roles include:

  • Software Developer 
  • Tech Lead 
  • Tech Architect
  • Testing Engineer
  • Technical Content Developer
  • Database Architect and Solution Architect

It must be noted that roles like Technical Content Developer, Solution Architect and Database Architect have already witnessed a 350%, 150% and 100% growth in demand year on year.

In fact, the Tech Architect job roles have seen a growing demand of over 50% year on year.

Most Searched Job Roles on Naukri.com

The employment portal has mentioned in its latest report that the most searched keywords entered by job seekers on the website consists of:

  • Java Developer, 
  • Manual Testing and 
  • Business Analyst.

This indicates a rising demand for such job roles by companies.

Additionally, IT giants like Accenture, Tech Mahindra, TCS, IBM, Cognizant, Dell, MindTree, Xerox and Adobe are also hiring new employees with these skill sets.

Check out the new age digital skills demanded by companies today and in future.

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