Mumbai: As India completed an year of pandemic-induced pan-India lockdown, Indeed, website for job listings, analysed the impact of COVID-19 on India’s job market between January 2020 and February 2021.
Trough its findings, it has uncovered several underlying trends, top jobs that witnessed high demand and the roles that lost their relevance among recruiters, owing to job disruption caused by budget cuts and the implementation of the new working order. However, the data from Indeed, which is a real time indicator of labor market activity in India, has shown shoots of recovery in the hiring activity - towards the end of March 2021, hiring in India was down by 9 per cent still an improvement from June 2020 where it was down by 51 per cent.
The data suggests the demand (postings) for skilled technical job roles like Application Developer, Lead Consultant, Salesforce Developer and Site Reliability Engineer grew between 150 per cent to 300 per centwith these roles being top sought after roles as of January 2020 to February 2021.
The data also found out that the employers’ demand for job roles like Field Engineer, Sales Lead and Editor that de-grew between 55 per cent to 85 per cent during January 2020 and February 2021.
Sashi Kumar, Managing Director, Indeed India, said “Our data shows India Inc’s inclination towards moving to a digital future in the post-pandemic world. The relevance of tech jobs continue to remain consistent both pre and post pandemic. The continued reliance on technological solutions to meet the needs for shopping, remote working and learning has amplified the importance of tech developers across industries and cities. Moreover, shifting focus towards scaling up businesses online and developing solutions to connect customers, employees, students and various other entities in the ecosystem has led to an escalated demand for tech jobs post-pandemic as well.”
Among the jobs that were least sought after, Caller, Customer Service Representative, Sales Executive and Sales Representatives saw a sharp decline.