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Information Technology

Information Technology jobs in India

Sector overview

The Indian IT sector is growing rapidly and it has already made its presence felt in all parts of the world. IT has a major role in strengthening the economic and technical foundations of India.

Indian professionals are setting up examples of their proficiency in IT, in India as well as abroad.

The Indian IT sector can be classified into four broad categories:

  • IT services
  • Engineering services
  • ITES-BPO services
  • E-business
Key links

You can find out in-depth information on the above sectors on NASSCOM, an industry association for the IT-BPO sector in India. A not-for-profit organisation funded by the industry, its objective is to build a growth led and sustainable technology and business services sector in the country.

Top employers
Sources of vacancies

There is a vast range of job sites relating to IT in India. Along with the key vacancy sources mentioned in the general advice section, you may also consider:

  • ITPlacementsIndia.com - job board for IT positions allowing search by particular computer expertise, location and keywords.
  • Jobs-Bank.com - country-wide job listings for IT professionals
  • ABC Consultants - recruitment consultant covering range of job areas, including IT
  • Sampoorna Computer People - IT recruitment agency
  • Software Jobs India - a key IT vacancy website
  • BPOJobsite.com - includes software and technology and website design vacancies.
  • Indian Jobsite.com - range of IT placements
  • Online Jobs and Careers - vacancies in IT and technology.
  • DevSeeker - IT and engineering roles throughout India.
Key Advice from an experienced UWE postgraduate:

"The Indian IT sector is mostly a support industry working with or run by western companies. You should construct your CV in such a way that there is more emphasis on key skills, such as any certifications achieved. You are more likely to get a job response through a consultant than by directly applying to top companies such as Infosys, HCL Technologies, Fiserv, and Cisco. Also make sure that you put your CV on job portals such as monster.com and naukri.com."
Vikas Keer, former ITIL consultant with Steria India and current MBA student.