2017 Hiring trends :Wisdomjobs report

IT/TELECOM

Junior level job share grew by 5 per cent over the share in Jul-Dec 2016. Demand for IT/telecom professionals was highest in 2017. HR, marketing and customer care were the other roles with significant job share.
Demand was high for support functions at the middle level in the IT/telecom sector during 2017. Banking, insurance and financial services profiles also saw increased talent demand at middle level in the IT/telecom sector.Logistics and marketing professionals saw increased job share and talent demand at the middle level in the 2017 period. Metros were the IT job hub for mid-level professionals in 2017.

System analyst professionals saw maximum demand in 2017. Application programming, Electronic Data Processing and Management Information Services were the other skills in demand during this period. International locations continued to have significant job share at the senior level and also saw considerable rise in talent demand. Delhi-NCR witnessed maximum job share.

2017 Hiring trends

MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING

Core engineering roles witnessed maximum job share in 2017 at the junior level in the manufacturing sector. However, the talent demand dropped. The demand for engineers peaked in 2017. Production, manufacturing and maintenance engineers were most sought at entry level, followed by civil engineers.Logistics professionals were also in demand during 2017. Hiring was also up for HR, IT, accounting, finance and export/import roles.

Middle level professionals saw nearly 40 per cent of total jobs in the manufacturing sector.Civil engineers reported drop in hiring in 2017. Production, manufacturing, maintenance engineers saw heightened demand during the stated period at the middle level. Sales/business development profiles had maximum job share and posted significant rise in demand.

Business management, consultants and HR professionals saw significant increase in talent demand at senior level during this period. Engineers saw nearly 20 per cent drop in demand. Senior level sales professionals witnessed drop in demand. Specialisation in production management, quality management and purchasing/sourcing were sought after at top level.

BPO/ITeS

Professionals in technical process, voice and blended (voice and other communication channels) processes continued to see increased demand.Quality control, sales, business development and business management professionals, consultants also saw substantial rise in demand in 2017.

Middle level in the BPO/ITeS sector has maximum job postings in 2017.Talent demand continues to rise in the BFSI, IT and telecom verticals. IT, Sales, BD, logistics and quality process/control saw high demand for talent at middle level, during 2017 period.

Logistics profile, which reported drop in demand in 2016 also saw significant rise during 2017. Core banking and finance-linked senior roles which posted rise in 2016, continued to post increased talent demand in 2017. Demand also went up for IT profiles. Most jobs were posted for sales/business development profiles.

BFSI

General banking and sales specializations saw increased talent demand at junior level in the 2017 period.Financial analysts and credit analysts witnessed significant increase in demand, though their job share was not that much considerable. Retail banking, tech roles and HR professionals and administrative profiles posted stable hiring trends during the period 2017.

Middle level accounted for nearly 42 per cent job share in the BFSI sector during 2017.Demand grew across core and support roles and demand was highest for technology-related roles, during the period. Insurance analysts and software engineers also saw considerable demand rise at middle level in the BFSI sector.
Digital marketing, tech support and R&D roles continued to witness increased demand. Financial and system analysts also saw significant rise in demand at senior level, mostly in the beginning of 2017. Accounting professionals too posted increased talent demand during 2017.

CONSUMER DURABLES/FMCG

Sales specializations such as channel, corporate and retail sales posted significant rise in demand at entry level during 2017. Production, manufacturing and maintenance specialists also saw rise in demand during this period. Among key functions, demand was up for accounting & finance, marketing, banking, insurance, financial services, business management and purchasing/sourcing roles.

Talent demand onhigh across sales, engineering, logistics, marketing, logistics and IT.Quality control, accounting, hospitality and business management roles also reported significant rise in demand at middle level in the consumer durables/ FMCG sector.Metros posted increased hiring activity.

Senior level jobs claimed 30 per cent share, demand was down for most key functions and specialisations.Engineers saw considerable rise in demand at senior level in 2017. Export/import and legal/law professionals also reported rise in demand. Demand for production/ manufacturing/ maintenance reported significant growth, followed by channel sales specialists.

PROJECTS/INFRASTRUCTURE

Business management and consultant profiles were also in demand at the entry level.Quality control and marketing professionals posted considerable rise in demand at junior level. Demand grew for sales, business development, HR and IT professionals by a small margin.

Middle level accounted for 45 per cent of total demand in the infrastructure sector in 2017.Demand was high for engineers, accounting & finance, sales, business development IT and quality process/control roles.Project management, electrical, civil, mechanical and design specialisations were in demand at middle level.

Business management, accounting & finance and logistics professionals also reported rise in demand at senior level in the infrastructure sector. Sales, quality and marketing roles were in considerable demand in 2017. Profiles with specialisation in project management, manufacturing, industrial, electrical and civil engineering were in demand.

RETAIL

Entry level jobs had maximum share in retail sector but talent demand was dropped during 2017. Retail sales, merchandising, purchasing/sourcing, logistics and facilities management roles were sought after. Business management, customer support, HR, IT and quality control professionals were also in demand entry level talent. Demand for software specialisation and hospitality roles dropped.

Nearly 45 per cent of total jobs in the retail sector across domains and locations belonged to middle level professionals in 2017.Channel sales specialists continued to be in demand in 2017. Sales/ business development function witnessed the highest rise in demand at middle level.Engineers, accounting & finance, business management and administration functions also reported considerable rise in demand of middle level talent in retail sector.

Demand for sales professionals continue to post significant rise in demand at the senior level in Jan-Jun 2017. Talent demand across key functions, including, supply chain, warehousing, material management and plant maintenance also increased in this period. Financial analysts saw a 4 per cent raise in demand during the first half of 2017.

AUTOMOBILES

Software engineers reported highest rise in demand during the review period, Design engineers saw more demand during the period. Sales, accounting and human resource function also saw significant rise in demand at the junior level in the automobile sector. Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai accounted for nearly 88 per cent of entry level jobs in the industry.

Middle level professionals witnessed maximum rise in demand in logistics and sales related roles and specialisations, including – channel, retail and corporate sales.Demand for middle-level talent rose across major metros.Delhi-NCR seized maximum jobs share and posted substantial rise in demand for middle level candidates.
Demand for business management profiles grew considerably at senior level in the automobiles sector. Other key functions such as marketing, accounting & finance continued to grow but at a slow pace.Demand for engineers at senior level recovered in 2017.

HEALTHCARE/PHARMA

Sales, business development, doctors, nurses, medical professional and biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, R&D profiles saw 60% of the total job share at junior level. Customer support, business management and consultants were in demand during the first half of 2017. Tier II and III locations reported increased talent demand at junior level in 2017.

Doctors, nurses and medical professionals saw maximum job share, along with a significant rise in demand. There was demand in logistics, business management, IT and HR. Demand grew for surgeons, research scientists, medical writers, physiotherapists, direct and technical sales.

Doctors, nurses and medical professionals claimed maximum job share with paediatrics, physiotherapists and surgeons being the sought-after specializations. Cardiologists, Biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, R&D were the other key in demand functions in the healthcare sector.Delhi-NCR was the biggest employment generators and Tier II and III locations, too, witnessed upbeat hiring.

LOGISTICS

Supply chain management roles including Production, logistics and maintenance engineers were most sought at entry level.Other roles such as sales professionals, Business management professionals saw increased demand for candidates with less than 2 years of experience.Logistics professionals were also in demand.

Middle level accounted for nearly 35 per cent of total jobs in the logistics sector.Production, logistics, maintenance engineers saw heightened demand during the stated period at the middle level. HR, sales, business development, accounting and finance, business management, consultants, customer service were the other sought-after profiles at the middle level.

Supply chain, channel sales, business management, consultants and HR professionals saw significant increase in talent demand at senior level during this period. Specialisation in production management, quality management and purchasing/sourcing were also sought at the top level.

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