IT Sector Remains Least Impacted By Pandemic: Survey

IT Sector Remains Least Impacted By Pandemic: Survey

The IT-sector remains one of the least impacted sectors in terms of hiring from the global pandemic as per a survey conducted by With all businesses going virtual, the demand for professionals in the software and hardware segments has been steady. Overall, the sector saw upward M-O-M recovery, peaking in Sept’20 for Hardware (63 per cent) and Software roles (20 per cent)




Month        M-O-M Growth % Vs Pre-COVID


April             -42%                          -49%

May               -18%                          -58%

June              19%                            -50%

July               0%                              -50%

August          14%                            -44%

September  20%                           -33%

October        7%                              -28%


IT-Hardware sector has seen growth of 10 per cent in Sept’20 when compared to the pre-COVID period of Feb’20. On the other hand, IT-Software still has to catch up to pre-COVID levels, down by 28 per cent in Oct’20.


Top roles that recruiters are hiring for include Software Developer, Tech Lead, Tech Architect, Testing Engineer, Technical Content Developer, Database Architect and Solution Architect. Roles such as Technical Content Developer, Solution Architect and Database Architect have seen a 350 per cent, 150 per cent and 100 per cent  growth in demand Y-O-Y. Even Tech Architect roles have seen a growth of over 50 per cent Y-O-Y.


IT-Hardware & Networking


Month         M-O-M Growth % Vs Pre-COVID

April             -47%                          -55%

May               0%                              -55%

June              37%                            -38%

July               9%                              -32%

August          -1%                             -33%

September  63%                            10%

October        -22%                          -14%


Java Developer, Manual Testing and Business Analyst keywords are amongst the top searched keywords by jobseekers on the Naukri platform, thereby showing high intent for such roles in the sector. Bengaluru (22 per cent), Delhi (13 per cent), Hyderabad (9 per cent), Pune (9 per cent) and Chennai (7 per cent) contribute to 60 per cent of the jobs in the sector. Companies like IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TCS, Dell, Tech Mahindra, MindTree, Xerox and Adobe are looking for candidates.


*Pre-COVID period = February’20


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