Riding on the positive sentiment from the latter half of 2015, hiring in 2016 is expected to continue in an upbeat manner. Various Government initiatives such as Make in India, Digital India, Smart Cities and Skill India have helped generate the momentum that will result in strong hiring activity this year.
The increased focus on digital initiatives has in turn boosted the growth of the BFSI, Retail and ITes sectors while the Government’s thrust on making in India has seen the Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals and Automobile sectors receive a boost.
These improved hiring sentiments are expected to cause a domino effect across sectors and result in a focus on leveraging the passive talent pool to meet immediate hiring.
The Wisdomjobs.com 2016 Hiring Outlook Report takes an in-depth look at the in-demand roles and skills, salary trends and top hiring locations across key sectors such as IT, ITes, BFSI, Retail, Manufacturing, Infrastructure, Automobile, FMCG and Pharmaceuticals.
The focus on Digital India, Make in India and Internet of Things will see a rise in demand for entry level candidates. Content writing, digital marketing, quality control, logistics and business development will see high levels of hiring at the junior levels
Middle and senior level demand will be driven by technology and engineering, EDP and MIS roles
E-commerce will drive the demand for product development, supply chain management and retail management roles
Skills in demand will be application programming, cloud computing and big data analytics
Jobs in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi are expected to see an increase in this sector
Average salary hikes for the sector are expected to be in the range of 7-10%
This sector will see a demand for buyers, merchandisers, product designers and logistics professionals. E-Retailers will also hire in numbers for content writing and editing, web designing, programming, lead management and technical profiles
Middle level roles will see an increase in hiring for logistics, finance and marketing professionals
Skills in demand will be store management, merchandising, channel sales and operations
This sector is expected to see an increase in jobs in Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata
Salary hikes in this sector are expected to vary widely starting from 8% and going up to 20% for top performers