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Kubernetes and React Native are the fastest emerging IT Skills: Naukri Pulse Report

 8 December 2020: The pandemic has unequivocally pushed the adoption of a digital way of life from ordering groceries online to working remotely for a large section of users in the country. Given the appetite for digital transformation across industries – the demand for IT professionals seems very robust in the mid to long term. To empower jobseekers in making informed decisions around job search, upskilling and building a robust career trajectory,, India’s No. 1 job-site, unveiled the Naukri Pulse IT skills report that captures the top 100 skills that recruiters are looking for. The report also contains ‘Fast-Emerging’ skills along with granular insights across top cities and experience bands. The IT industry insights are available on the Naukri portal under a dedicated microsite named Naukri Pulse.

The insights are based on the hiring behavior of more than one lac recruiters on the platform. Apart from this, the Naukri Pulse IT skills report also covers insights around ‘Skills with higher than average salary’, again broken down into key cities and experience clusters for more relevant insights for jobseekers across a wide spectrum.

Commenting on the Naukri Pulse report, Pawan Goyal, Chief Business Officer at said, “With the launch of the Naukri Pulse initiative, we aim to empower jobseekers with credible hiring trends that will help them in their career advancement according to market requirements. Naukri’s strong database has helped us mine trends based on recruiter actions and predict which skills will give candidates an edge over their peers. While Naukri Pulse insights have been initiated for the IT domain, we plan to take it further to different sectors and functional areas in the coming months.”

According to the Naukri Pulse IT skills report, Kubernetes, React Native and Redux have come up as the fast emerging skills of choice for recruiters. Kubernetes has jumped 53 ranks up to reach 32 in a year. React Native has jumped 59 ranks and Redux 40 ranks to stand at 42 and 66 respectively. Proficiency in skills like Kafka, Magento, and Docker can also help job seekers gain a competitive edge. Other hot skills include Typescript, GCP, Ansible, Spark, Servicenow, Architecture, Scala, Laravel, and PostgreSQL.

Java continues to be the most popular choice for recruiters in the IT sector followed by AngularJS, JavaScript, .Net, and ReactJS. Skills like Azure, Hadoop, Kafka, AWS, Node.js, Magento and GCP are also listed amongst the top 100 IT skills in demand.

The demand from recruiters for jobseekers armed with IT skills such as Java, AngularJS, and ReactJS is high in Delhi/NCR. AWS and Node.js are among the most in-demand IT skills in Bangalore. Python is a popular IT skill after Java and JavaScript in Mumbai.

The Naukri Pulse microsite makes job discovery simpler; each skill comes with a clickable link that helps job seekers discover current openings for that particular skill on the Naukri platform. Apart from marquee companies like IBM, Cognizant, Accenture, TCS, Dell, Tech Mahindra, MindTree, Xerox, and Adobe, top startups such as Dunzo, PhonePe, UpGrad, Zoomcar, and Groupon too are hiring for IT roles on Naukri.

For detailed IT insights, visit the Naukri Pulse microsites below:

  1. Trending IT skills
  2. Salary Insights


Naukri Pulse IT insights report is being published with the intent to empower IT jobbers with relevant hiring insights, thus, helping them in their career progression. The Business Intelligence team at has mined lakhs of data points around recruiter actions on the platform to come out with meaningful insights for IT professionals. The top 100 IT skills are based on recruiter searches on the Naukri platform in July-Sept’20. The data on rank movement has been culled out from recruiter searches in July-Sept’20 as compared to July-Sept’19. The salary data is based on the 75th percentile CTC (in lacs) pulled from jobs posted in July-Sept’20.