Delhi beats Bangalore in start-up hiring 

Neha Singh Verma, Bureau 
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While travel start-ups lead hiring in the Delhi NCR, data indicates that Amazon is hiring big

Delhi NCR beat Bangalore in start-up hiring in the month of August. Delhi NCR bagged the highest share of e-commerce start-up jobs, more than the ‘Silicion Valley of India’. Mumbai bagged the third position. In Delhi NCR, after internet/e-commerce and IT start-ups, Travel/Tourism/Airlines/Hotel start-ups are ruling the roost.

According to Sunil Goel, managing director, Global Hunt, an executive search firm, Delhi NCR has become the hottest location for travel start-ups as it is already a hub for major players such as MakeMyTrip, Expedia and Yatra. “Travel start-ups are setting shop in the region owing to easy availability of resources trained in a similar industry.”

Talking about the e-commerce and technology/IT start-ups, Goel mentioned that in the NCR Gurgaon is emerging as a technology and IT hub and attracting entrepreneurs, especially techies from the three IITs situated in the northern region – Delhi, Roorkee and Kanpur, to set up shop here. “The proximity to venture capitalists companies is another added advantage.”

Of late, the success story of Indian start-ups such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, Zomato and the likes have revolutionised the job market. International giants such as Amazon have also set up shop in India owing to availability of talent and the start-up friendly Indian environment. E-commerce start-ups have made customers as well as employees, kings. According to RecruiteX (August 2014), the recruitment index, internet start-ups have posted a 25 per cent rise in jobs. data shows Amazon is the top hiring company among Indian start-ups currently. did a dipstick survey to decode the kind of job opportunities available in the Indian e-commerce start-ups space:

Hot Jobs – IT/Telecom-Software, HR/Training and Sales/Business Development

As per the data, IT/Telecom-Software is the most in-demand function in the Indian start-up industry. In this function, application programming, software engineers, graphic designers/animators/web designers and database administrators are the hottest profiles.

HR/PM/IR/Training function bagged the second highest share of jobs among start-ups. Recruiters and training/development professionals are on hiring radar for Indian start-ups. This clearly indicates start-ups are in an expansion mode and need more people to manage their manpower requirements.

The third most popular job function in start-ups is Sales/business development. Demand is high for telesales and relationship/account servicing professionals.

Start-ups hiring mid level talent

The good news for professionals with 2-5 years of experience is that Indian start-ups are actively looking from them. As per data, the share of jobs for 2-5 years experience is highest followed by candidates with 0-2 years of experience.

In fact, there are ample job opportunities available for professionals with 5-7 and 7-10 years experience as well. The trend clearly points that the Indian start-ups are not taking baby steps anymore and have the required money to sustain and hire experienced professionals.

Demand is also upbeat for IT/telecom-software, sales/business development professionals and marketing/MR/media planning professionals in the 2-5 years experience range.

The data shows the top management level (10-15 years experience), data and web analytics is the hottest skill-set.