New Delhi: Hiring activity picked up in July across India with sales and marketing, and IT sector recording good growth and banking sector witnessing a sizeable dip, a fresh survey has found.

As per the survey, hiring for professional sales and business development grew by 11%. Other functional areas which observed a rise in demand were Accounts (11%), HR (10%), Marketing (10%) and IT Hardware (7%), as per Naukri.com survey.

However, hiring in production and maintenance, and banking saw a dip of 10% and 21% respectively.

While for the entry and mid-executive level (0-7 years of experience), the hiring trend saw 16% growth, it was 10% for mid-management roles with 8-12 years of experience. Hiring for senior management roles with 13-16 years of experience were up by 6% and Leadership roles grew by 4% in the hiring activity.

Among cities, in the national capital region of Delhi, the hiring activity grew by 10%, in Mumbai it saw a 6% growth and Chennai it was 10%. Bangalore and Hyderabad recorded 20% and 24% growth in July 2019 as against July 2018.

In Delhi and Mumbai, IT sector hiring trend grew by 27%. However, FMCG sector recoded a 7% dip in the national capital. There was an increase in demand for entry-level professionals with experience of 0-3 years by 14% and 9% in Delhi and Mumbai respectively.

In Pune, the rise in hiring for IT-Software and BPO were 29% and 7% respectively, while hiring in the auto sector witnessed 2% dip, the survey said.

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