Jobs in Online Startups are on a Rise; 25% Increase in Startup Job Openings MoM

Acccording to a recent release by TimesJobs RecruitX, the number of job opportunities are increasing in the country. And out of all, Internet start-ups have posted a 25 per cent rise in jobs in just a month.

There has been an over 100 per cent rise in jobs at senior level positions in start-ups. E-commerce majors such as Snapdeal, Flipkart and Amazon have stepped up hiring in the last one month. Engineers, quality and process specialists too are now in demand; and reported over 50 per cent growth in demand in this period.

This does not mean that traditional job roles have fallen by the wayside. The top hiring industries in India by volume, outside of the ubiquitous IT sector, are Healthcare, Petrochemicals/Oil and Gas, Consumer Durables/FMCG and Automobiles/Auto Ancillaries.


From core to support functions, all major professions reported a surge in demand in July 2014. According to the report, retail services and hospitality professionals reported the demand with an increase of 30 per cent in month-over-month analysis. Content Editors/journalists and entertainment/media/journalism professionals were also in demand.

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While Bangalore became the top hiring location for start-ups and emerging businesses, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Pune emerged as top hiring locations for traditional industries in July 2014.

Mid-level professionals with 5-20 years experience led the hiring trend during this period.

Start-up Hiring Trends

  • Bangalore is the job location with over 30 per cent increase in demand, followed by Delhi NCR (22%)
  • IT software and Internet/online start-ups are doing the maximum hiring
  • Tech, product and media/content roles are top in the start-up space

 Hot Industries

  • Healthcare/Pharmaceutical (24%) and Petrochemicals/Oil and Gas (21%) reported maximum growth
  • Automobile/Auto ancillaries and Consumer Durables/FMCG (19%) bagged the third position in the top ten list
  • Projects/Infrastructure reported an 18 per cent increase in hiring

 Hot Jobs

  • Retail services and hospitality professionals (30%) were most in demand
  • Content editors/journalists and entertainment/media professionals are leading the recruitment charts with a 27 per cent growth in demand
  • Quality/process control professionals reported double-digit growth in demand

Hot Locations

  • Among top metros, Chennai topped the recruitment charts with a 30 per cent increase
  • Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Pune reported a 12 per cent growth in hiring
  • Among tier II locations, Vadodara  registered the maximum growth of 15 per cent

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