In a bid to study the current dynamics of the jobs landscape, Shine.com, the 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 the maximum jobs this year, in comparison with 2018.
Industry-wise growth in jobs
An industry-wise 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 centre industry has dropped down several places, forfeiting its second position on the list to the manufacturing industry, which has shown promising growth. Further, the BFSI and education/training industry have witnessed increased job 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. With the manufacturing industry gaining 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 focussing on upskilling/reskilling themselves for new-age job roles, the education, training, and language sector is 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 fifth position on the list. This is because, 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.
Top performing cities
In a city-wise analysis, Shine.com found that Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi continue to remain the top job creators in the country. While metro cities are absorbing maximum professionals, a 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.