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Software Engineer Leading Hiring Position In India On LinkedIn

Besides software engineers, business management roles also have a high share of jobs hired for

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Software & IT services, manufacturing and finance followed by corporate services and education remain the most sizeable sectors observed in the India Workforce Report by LinkedIn. During the previous year, finance, wellness and fitness, and real estate followed by legal and entertainment experienced the highest growth in terms of net inflows of existing professionals on the platform into these sectors.

Top jobs being hired for

Across India’s principal industries, software engineer is a leading position being hired for. The largest industries on the platform show a high demand for software engineers. This trend has been observed through 2018. Interestingly, even in the rapidly growing wellness and fitness industry, there is a high demand for software engineers, particularly amongst related web and mobile applications, data analytics companies and online pharmaceutical players.

Besides software engineers, business management roles also have a high share of jobs hired for. These range from business analyst to business development manager positions across multiple industries. In addition to the leading industries in India, employers for business managers range from consumer goods, media, healthcare, recreation and travel to logistics and retail industries. 

Another interesting trend is the rising share of data related jobs, for example, the position of data analyst gaining prominence in legal and healthcare industries.

Top skills in-demand

The top three soft skills appearing across all the industries are management, team management, and leadership. Moreover, these are the soft skills in which India is a leading exporter to other countries. Besides, customer service and project management are other frequently observed soft skills amongst Indian professionals.

The top tech skills observed amongst professionals in India are SQL, Java, and programming language C across software & IT and finance, and AutoCAD across manufacturing, construction, energy & mining, and design industries.  

India remains a leading exporter of tech skills in IT & services and computer software industries, most notably SQL, C, Java, C++, HTML, and javascript.

Top destinations attracting talent

The top five cities which are proving to be hubs for talent moving within India are New Delhi (NCR inclusive of Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida), Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai. About half of the professionals who switch cities within India move to these destinations. The next five cities that talent is moving to are Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Vadodara, and Jaipur.

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