LinkedIn’s second India Workforce Report reveals NCR, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are Top 3 cities attracting talent

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New Delhi: LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 55 million members in India, today released the second edition of the India Workforce Report (Professional Edition) H2 2018 that examines key talent and workforce trends in India between July 2018 to December 2018. The first edition, which captured trends from January 2018 to June 2018, was launched in October 2018.

The LinkedIn India Workforce Report reveals insights on top jobs across the largest and fastest-growing industries, top in-demand skills, and top destinations in India and internationally, where talent was moving to. It analyzes a vast set of anonymized and aggregated data on the platform primarily from the member profiles, including hiring data. The report also comprises National and Regional sections, and the Regional section provides insights into the top jobs, top skills, and top destinations that talent migration trends in the Top 10 cities where talent is moving to: New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Vadodara and Jaipur.

“India has one of the youngest and most rapidly growing workforces in the world, and the changing trends of this dynamic economy are reflected in this bi-annual workforce report. We have seen that software engineering and business management are the most sought-after jobs in 2018 in India across industries, as well as for talent moving outside India. Another interesting finding is Hyderabad making it amongst the top three cities attracting talent, preceding Mumbai at number four. The broader goal is to use these insights to inform policy-making in the skills, education, and employment sectors,” said Mahesh Narayanan, Country Manager – India, LinkedIn.

Key workforce trends for July-December 2018:

Top Jobs:

Software & IT services, Manufacturing, and Finance, followed by Corporate Services, and Education were seen as the largest industries on the platform
Finance, Wellness & Fitness, Real Estate, Legal, and Entertainment were seen as the Top 5 fastest-growing industries in H2 2018
Healthcare emerged amongst the Top 5 industries in five cities including Mumbai and Hyderabad
Across India’s principal industries and fastest-growing industries, software engineer is a leading position being hired for. The trend was observed in both H1 and H2 of 2018. Even in the rapidly growing wellness and fitness industry, there was a high demand for software engineers, particularly amongst related web and mobile applications, data analytics companies and online pharmaceutical players.
Business Management roles such as business analyst and business development manager also saw a high-share in jobs hired for in H2 2018
This report reveals a rising share of data-related jobs; the role of a data analyst is gaining prominence in Legal and Healthcare industries.

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Top Skills in-demand:

Across, sectors, management and technical skills were seen as equally in-demand skills
SQL, Java, and programming language C were the Top tech skills observed across Software & IT, and Finance industries. AutoCAD was seen as a top in-demand skill for Manufacturing, Construction, Energy & Mining, and Design industries
The top in-demand soft skills observed across diverse industries were Management, Team Management, and Leadership, followed by Customer Service, and Project Management. These soft skills also featured as the top soft skills during the first half of 2018.
Management was also observed as an in-demand skill in the Finance, Corporate Services, Real Estate, and Education industries
At city level, commercial and national capitals Mumbai and New Delhi respectively saw a heavy focus on management skills, whereas India’s IT capital – Bengaluru saw a greater focus on technical and programming skills
India remains a leading exporter of SQL, C, Java, C++, HTML, and JavaScript skills in Software & IT services, and of soft skills such as Management, Team Management, Leadership

Top destinations attracting talent:

In India, about half of the professionals who switched cities for jobs, moved to:
NCR (Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida)
Bengaluru
Hyderabad
Mumbai
Chennai
The next five cities attracting talent are Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Vadodara, and Jaipur

With 1 in 3 emigrants from India moving to the US, the US continues to be the number one destination outside India for work. The UAE, Canada, the UK, and Australia were seen as the next four top destinations attracting talent from India. Together, 70% of emigrants moved from India to these five destinations. The Top 5 international destinations attracting talent from India:
US
UAE
Canada
UK
Australia
Countries that observed the highest in-demand migration – percentage share of emigrants from India taking up jobs that have the highest volume of hiring in destination countries:
Germany
US
UK
Australia
Canada
With 1 in 5 Indians immigrating to Germany are taking up an in-demand job, Germany sees the largest in-demand corridor — combined in-demand migration into and out from India and Germany. In H1 2018, Australia witnessed the largest in-demand corridor.
Software Engineer is seen amongst the Top 3 in-demand jobs in Germany, US, and Canada; followed by Salesperson, a top in-demand job in the US and Canada, and Project Manager, which is a top in-demand job in the UK and Australia.

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