Demand for technology talent gained further momentum with
the IT and ITeS sector hiring an estimated 3,80,000 people
during the current financial year, official sources said.
average salary growth in the industry during the year
at 12-15 per cent was same as in the previous year, overall
demand for engineers from other industries in the country
was higher, T V Mohandas Pai, director and HR chief of
the NASDAQ-listed Infosys, said.
said the growth in employment was about 35 per cent compared
to the previous financial year 2005-06.
IT industry is finding it tougher to hire quality talent
because of growth. There is need for more training,"
information technology (IT) sector employed a total of
180,000 while the information technology-enabled services
(ITeS) employed 2,00,000 in the 2006-07 financial year.
Among the country's top four software exporters, TCS employed
35,000, Infosys 30,000, Wipro 28,000 and Satyam 20,000,
adding up to a total of 1,13,000 during the year, industry
shortcomings that the industry sees in fresh engineering
graduates, Mr Pai said their education was not based on
what was needed by the industry. "Soft skills are
poor and communication skills is way behind needs".
said the industry had put in place systems to catch unscrupulous
elements who seek to gain entry into the IT sector using
fake certificates, adding, the trend was getting curbed.