Indeed Spotlight: Trends in IT jobs

Hard to fill roles. Top cities. Top postings and Top paying jobs

Indeed’s recent analyses of IT jobs indicate a steady increase in job postings over the last year. In fact, job posting for IT jobs on Indeed doubled between September 2019 and September 2021. While job postings recorded a 13% increase in September 2021 as compared to September 2021, comparison to pre-pandemic time indicates that job postings saw a 26% jump between September 2019 and September 2021.

Data on Indeed indicated that job postings for ‘software engineer’ saw a 9% jump followed by ‘developer’ (7%), ‘senior software engineer’ (5%), ‘application developer’ (5%), and ‘full-stack developer’ (4%) in September 2020 as compared to September 2021.

While there seems to be a war for talent in the sector, it is still not easy to fill in several roles. To identify the hardest-to-fill IT roles, we compiled a list based on the percentage of jobs unfilled after two months (Job postings can be open for longer than 60 days for different reasons; in this case Indeed uses this measure as a proxy for hiring difficulty.) The table below shows the hardest-to-fill roles in the sector. For all the jobs listed here, over half of the posted positions are open after 60 days. And the top four hardest-to-fill jobs had a whopping two-thirds of roles still open after 60 days.

Hard to fill jobs

Title % Open after 60 days
Support escalation engineer 69.6%
Business objects developer 63.4%
Microsoft server engineer 60.8%
Application security engineer 60.0%
Technology solutions professional 53.7%
Deep learning engineer 51.9%
Software development intern 50.9%
Programmer analyst 50.7%
Technical program manager 49.9%
Principal product manager 49.6%

Indeed also looked at the top high paying jobs and the cities that drove hiring for IT jobs:

Top high paying roles:

Title Median yearly salary (INR)
Software architect 1300000
Technical lead 1150000
Data engineer 1050000
Sap consultant 1000000
Salesforce developer 970000

Cities that drove hiring in the sector:

City % of tech postings nationally
Bengaluru 32 %
Pune 11%
Hyderabad 10%
Chennai 6%
Mumbai 6%

Sashi Kumar, Head of Sales, Indeed says “ The relevance of tech jobs continues to remain consistent both pre and post-pandemic. The resilience of the IT sector in the challenging job environment shows India Inc’s inclination towards moving to a digital future in the post-pandemic world. The continued reliance on technological solutions to meet the needs for shopping, remote working and learning has amplified the importance of tech jobs across industries and cities.”