Bengaluru has emerged as the leading city for job opportunities in the technology sector in India, with 22% of all postings originating from the city, according to a study by worldâ€™s leading job site Indeed.
Delhi-NCR (comprising New Delhi, Noida and Gurugram) at 11% comes in second, followed by Pune, Hyderabad and Mumbai, making up the top five destinations for technology careers in India.
Smaller cities such as Mohali and Ahmedabad also see a fair share of job postings in the sector; with Chennai also featuring in the list.
According to a previous study by Indeed, Bengaluru is also the leading city in India for jobs related to blockchain, an upcoming segment in the technology space.
While the actively job seeking age group of 20-29 continue to show a relatively high level of interest in the technology sector, it is also the age group which is the most actively hired. Interestingly, senior job-seekers above the age of 55 are also showing significant interest in the sector. Meanwhile, the 40-49 age group shows the least interest in the sector, the data shows.
There has been consistent demand for professionals in the technology sector, with jobs outnumbering talent, due to a persistent skill gap or talent mismatch. While India produces a significant share of the worldâ€™s graduates, there is an urgent need to ensure parity between skilling programmes and industry requirements.
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed, said, â€śToday, organisations must keep constantly evolving in order to keep pace with the advent of new technologies, be it artificial intelligence, machine learning, or big data analytics. New technologies bring with them opportunities for employment, as new job roles emerge in their wake. However, while there are ample jobs available in India, the need of the hour is talent that is adequately skilled to fulfil the responsibilities the job entails. Employers all over the world are in search of employees with the ability to continuously upskill themselves, and thus continue to stay relevant to the organisation.â€ť
Indeed allows job seekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 200 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. (sources: SilkRoad & iCIMS).