Demand for tech professionals were rose in retail sector. During the period of Jan-Jun 2015 period, the hiring sentiment in the retail sector witnessed a 1 per cent drop. Despite this fall tech and sales professionals saw consecutive demand across job levels and experience levels. Hiring activities during the first half of 2015 saw a drop but demand for technology professionals rose by 4 per cent at the junior level in the retail sector during Jan-Jun 2015 period. Job roles such as project managers, IT services executives, techno-commercial executive, software developers, app developers and data scientists are some of the in-demand profiles across experience categories in retail. Branding and strategists, e-commerce managers will be in demand. Also there will be a great demand for the professionals who ensure best use of Google keywords via search engine optimization. It was also estimated that backend teams for managing sales-related supply and customer service will be sought-after in the coming months. Here are the most demanding IT roles in retail sector:
Data analysts/scientists: Data scientists make effective decisions. Companies lookout for the professionals with specific skills such as big data analytics and advanced data mining techniques, knowledge of data/text mining, adaptive decision algorithms, random forest, search algorithms, diagnostic analytics, simulation and predictive modeling and web analytics.
Mobile developers: The growing penetration for mobiles created huge demand for mobile application developers in IT market. Strong mobile UI design and implementation experience are foremost requirements.
E-mail marketers: E mail marketers needed to test and establish best and effective email marketing practices, manage customer and prospect data and undertake segmentation and targeting. Analytical skills required to analyze the customer buying habits, product usages and customer feedback to prepare meaningful reports.
Software developer/programmer: Developers with certain skills in Java, JEE internals (Classloading, Memory Management and Transaction Management), PHP, MySQL, Linux, Apache, .NET and Ajax web programming are in demand.