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2016 has been a good year for fresher’s as they have witnessed a significant increase in their pay packages. Not only this but the number of jobs offered has also increased manifold and salary packages over INR 6 lakhs per annum has grown by 85 percent, says a survey. According to a study conducted by job assessment firm Aspiring Minds, it was revealed that the range of salaries offered to candidates (graduates with 0-2 years of experience) varied between INR 1-30 lakh per annum, while the most number of salary offers were in the range of INR 2-3 lakh per annum.

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The survey, which included nearly 40 lakh job applications for over 6,000 jobs posted by recruiters across India, said, “The number of jobs offered with a salary package of INR 6 lakh grew by 85 percent from 2015”.

The most in-demand job role based on the number of applications received was that of software developers. Around 38 percent of the pie of job applications were in the field of software developers or web architects.

Marketing and sales were the second most preferred job for fresh graduates and young professionals.

Within marketing too, digital marketing emerged as one of the most desired job profile, with nearly 21 percent jobs being available in that sector.

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On the other hand, with a substantial rise in big data and data scientists, the number of job postings for data analysts, data scientist and data engineer saw a rise year-on-year by over 30 percent.

Himanghshu Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Aspiring Minds said that job roles like data scientists, data analysts and data engineers would be prominent emerging roles this year. Also, in line with the current trends, technical roles such as software developers and non-technical roles such as digital marketing was extremely in demand last year.

Apart from technical jobs, non-technical fresher job roles that found favour with a large number of companies comprised profiles like content writing and corporate communications.


Source: Economic Times

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