Bengaluru: Technology-related jobs grew 31% in 2018, while job searches for these roles increased by 8% in the same period, according to a new report by job site Indeed.

The report claims that technology-related job roles in India are among the most promising for job seekers, as these job openings have grown consistently in the past five years (between February 2014 and February 2019).

Indeed’s data also reveals that 30% of jobs requiring tech skills in India are currently ‘hard to fill’. For example, roles like database specialist and web administrator are some of the tech jobs that are hard to fill.

A recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) also states that 53% of Indian businesses find it hard to recruit because they are unable to find the right talent with the required skill sets.

Talent mismatch, a phenomenon wherein the availability of skilled talent does not meet the requirements of the industry, is prevalent in the technology sector globally. The challenge of filling available vacancies with skilled talent is prevalent across leading cities in India. Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad, which contribute 25%, 9% and 8%, respectively, to tech jobs in the country witness difficulty in finding the right talent. It is interesting to note that over 50% of jobs in the sector require applicants to be skilled in Java programming.

Sashi Kumar, managing director, Indeed India, said, “Job profiles are evolving and changing at a pace that can be matched by talent, provided they acquire the requisite skills. Job seekers, therefore, must continuously upskill themselves in order to enhance their career prospects for the long run. Furthermore, companies can look at taking the initiative towards providing their employees the requisite skills to ensure their relevance in the evolving technology landscape."

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