Aspiring Minds AMCAT Survey: 'Software developer' the most in-demand job role for freshers

In a survey by job assessment leader Aspiring Minds, conducted by fresher jobs portal, the following are the hottest job trends for freshers in 2016. surveyed nearly 40 lac job applications for over 6,000 jobs posted by recruiters across India, covering largely tier 1 and 2 cities. The data has been mapped from the number of jobs posted by companies & the applications received for those jobs in 2016.

  • The most in-demand job role, based on the number of applications received, was software developers. 38% of the pie of job applications were in the field of software developers/web architects.
  • The second top job for freshers was Marketing & Sales. Within Marketing, Digital Marketing emerged as the most popular job role with 21% marketing jobs available in that sector. 
  • With the rise in big data and data science, the number of job postings for Data Analyst, Data Scientist and Data Engineer saw a rise Year-on-Year by over 30%.
  • Apart from technical jobs, non-technical fresher job roles that found favour with a large number of companies included Marketing & Sales, Content writing, Communications & research.
  • There was a drop in the number of job roles offered in the Finance profession by over 20%.
  • While the range of salaries offered to the candidates (graduates with 0-2 years of experience) varied between 1 -30 lac PA, most number of salary offers were in the range of 2-3 lac PA.
  • Interestingly, the number of jobs offered with a salary package of 6L + grew by 85% from 2015.

Himanshu Aggarwal Co-Founder and CEO, Aspiring Minds said, "This year as AMCAT survey reveals, we saw a good mix of technical and non-technical job roles for freshers looking to find a footing in the industry. We see data science and data engineering emerging as job roles this year. In line with the current trend, technical roles such as software developer and non-technical role such as digital marketing took top two spots as the most popular job categories.”

About Aspiring Minds

Aspiring Minds is a global job skills credentialing leader set up with a vision to create a merit driven talent ecosystem and enable efficient job skills matching by crafting credible and intelligent assessments. The flagship product AMCAT, is the world’s most widely-taken employability test helping over two million candidates find the ‘right’ jobs every year. Backed by state–of–the-art, adaptive assessment technology and machine learning algorithms – it allows adaptive, standardized and reliable measurement of generic employability skills (language, cognitive, behavior) and a wide range of functional skills using simulated assessments. Aspiring Minds enables job seekers to evaluate their job skills, earn industry recognized credentials and find appropriate career opportunities. We also help companies dramatically improve their quality and efficiency of hiring and are today associated with more than 3500 corporations. Founded in 2008 by Himanshu and Varun Aggarwal, Aspiring Minds is a 500+ people strong organization with operations in US, China, India, Middle East, Philippines and Sub-Saharan Africa.

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