Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai hired the most number of IT digital skill experts

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Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai hired the most number of IT digital skill experts
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  • The demand for professionals trained in digital technologies was mostly seen in metro cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai, according to a report by Quess IT Staffing.
  • As companies are now expanding their footprint in tier 2 and 3 cities, these cities have also seen a spurt in demand for people with digital skills.
  • Products, automotive and engineering, BFSI, telecom, and consulting are the top five industries which saw the most demand for these digital skills.
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As the world is rapidly evolving around digital technologies, the demand for skilled talent continues to rise across industries in India. This demand is mostly seen in the metro cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai between April and June 2022, according to a report by Quess IT Staffing.

India’s tech industry added 4,50,000 jobs in FY22 and recorded a revenue growth of $30 billion. Hyderabad, among all metro cities in India, was the top recruiter of these IT professionals, the report said.

After Hyderabad, other metros like Bengaluru (33%), Mumbai (12%), Pune (9%) and Chennai (5%) hired the most number of IT digital talent.

Digital skills like data analytics, Java technologies, cloud infra technologies, full-stack technologies, and UI and UX were the top digital skills that were in demand during the period, the report added.

“India’s massive digital infrastructure played a key role in driving the country’s tech adoption, with public digital platforms becoming the bedrock of India’s digital advantage. This led to a spike in digital talent hiring and activities undertaken by companies around skilling soared,” said the report.

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With companies expanding their footprint in tier 2 and 3 cities, hiring for IT professionals also saw a concurrent spurt in cities like Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar and Jaipur, besides NCR.

“While there are seeming headwinds in the tech hiring market, certain skills continue to be high in demand such as full-stack roles and data analytics roles,” said Vijay Sivaram, CEO at Quess IT Staffing.

Growing adoption of digital applications has resulted in a huge surge in the need for digital talent across sectors. The report reveals that products, automotive and engineering, BFSI, telecom, and consulting are the top five industries which saw the most demand for these digital skills.

“As organizations continue in their digital and cloud transformation journeys, we are witnessing a hiring uptick in the same. Startup hiring is in moderation. However, on the other hand, India continues to see growth in captives, particularly in tech and R&D,” Sivaram added.

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