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Top List of Cities Attracting Talent in India

Which cities are the most attractive to emerging talent across the country? According to the LinkedIn India Workforce Report, millennials and GenZ  job seekers are looking to migrate to these five cities in search of better job opportunities:

  1. Delhi
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Hyderabad
  4. Mumbai
  5. Chennai

To round out the top 10, the next-best cities for job seekers are:

  1. Kolkata
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Chandigarh
  4. Vadodara
  5. Jaipur

According to this economic graph of India published by LinkedIn, The NCR Region alone accounts for about 17.20% of the talent migration, followed by Bengaluru at 14.84% and Hyderabad at 8.44%.

The most in-demand jobs in these areas are:

  • Software engineers
  • System engineers
  • Business analysts

The most popular industries are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Finance
  • Corporate services

Surprisingly, job profiles in the education sector—namely professors, BD associates, and research assistants—have also emerged as high-demand, quick-to-fill the positions.

Across several sectors, software engineers have always been in high demand, a sentiment that is also observed in the LinkedIn Workforce Report. Software specialists are needed in the following industries:

  • Traditional IT
  • Retail and e-commerce
  • Fitness and wellness
  • Web and mobile applications
  • Data analytics
  • Pharma and healthcare

Besides software experts, business management specialists have also been in great demand. Such job profiles have ranged from business analyst to BD manager. In this sector, job seekers will find success at companies that specialise in:

  • Consumer goods
  • Media
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Travel

Finally, data analysts are in high demand at healthcare facilities and legal firms.