Strategically located in the south-central India, Hyderabad, now the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and the newly formed Telangana, has always been a global trading centre for a variety of items, including pearl and diamond – hence the nickname “City of Pearls.” During the early years of industrialization, Hyderabad attracted many leading manufacturing companies and research institutions of the country, and later in the 1990s, the city established itself as India’s leading IT and biotechnology hub, popularly known as “Genome Valley of India.”
Hyderabad is also the best city to live in India, according to the latest Quality of Living Report by the human resources consulting firm Mercer. The city beats even the top Indian metropolitan cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi in terms of political stability, quality of public services, healthcare facilities, recreation facilities and social and natural environment. With the presence of acclaimed technical, academic and research institutions, Hyderabad is a major education centre of the country. It is no wonder then that the city is one of the most popular job destinations in India.
Job OpportunitiesPast two decades have seen massive expansion of the city’s service sector, with the development of insurance, finance, IT and IT enabled services (ITeS). The service sector has emerged as the largest contributor of jobs in Hyderabad, while the traditional manufacturing sector continues to create employment opportunities at a steady pace. Starting 1990s, the economic pattern of the city has become more diversified, which helped boost growth in several ancillary sectors, including transport, communication, commerce, real estate, trade, storage, and retail. As such, there is a steady demand of both skilled and unskilled workers in Hyderabad. While offering many high-paying jobs in some of India’s top IT, pharmaceutical and biotech companies, the city also creates several entry-level or average-paying jobs in tourism, healthcare, media, and manufacturing sectors. Hyderabad provides suitable job opportunities to almost every professional, including engineers, chartered accountants, teachers, software development managers, business developers, project managers, and construction workers.
Hyderabad is home to some of India’s leading companies from information technology (IT) and biotechnology and other industries. In fact, 16 companies from the city made it to the list of “India’s Top 500 Companies” - a report recently released by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B). Here’s a look at the top job generating industries of the city.
Information TechnologyAlso known as Cyberabad or cyber city, Hyderabad, one of the major IT hubs in India, provides several top-paying job options for various IT professionals, including system administrators, IT managers, IT security executives, IT business analysts, operation managers, and web application developers. With more than 1,300 firms, the IT sector of the city exports more than Rs 60,000 crore or roughly around $10 billion and employs a workforce of more than 3.2 lakh people. The sector includes top software development companies, business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, software consulting firms, and financial services companies from around the world. The Hyderabad Information Technology and Engineering Consultancy (HITEC) City, a technology township built on an area of 200 acres, helped to attract many acclaimed multinational companies to establish offices in the city. Top IT companies in Hyderabad include IBM, Microsoft, Google, Oracle Corporation, Facebook, Samsung, Amazon, Yahoo, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard. The list also includes some Indian companies, such as, Tata Consultancy Services, Wipro, Infosys and Cognizant and some international financial services firms, such as, Ernst & Young, GE Capital, Deloitte, Accenture, Franklin Templeton Investments, ABN Amro and HSBC.
Pharmaceuticals and BiotechnologyHyderabad accounts for around 20 percent of pharmaceutical exports from India. Quite evidently, the city is an obvious job destination for students and professionals looking for pharmaceutical jobs in the bio-pharmaceutical industry as business researchers, pharmacists, product executives, medical representatives, or office assistants. The city is home to Indian’s top biotech research centers, including National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, National Institute of Nutrition, and The Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology. There are nearly 400 pharmaceutical companies in and around the city. Some leading bio-pharmaceutical companies that have offices in the city are as follows; Matrix Laboratories, Gene-Tech, USP, Novartis, AstraZeneca, GVK BIO, Biological E limited, Sanofipasteur, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Aurobindo Pharma Limited, Hetero Drugs Limited, Vimta Labs, and Quintiles Ocimum Biosolutions.
Hyderabad also offers employment opportunities in the education, tourism, retail, real estate, and media & entertainment sectors. The city is home to several CBSE/ ICSE affiliated schools, A-list colleges and universities, including The University of Hyderabad, Osmania University, Indian School of Business, International Institute of Information Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, just to name a few. Whether you are a student, fresher or experienced professional, Hyderabad provides you the opportunity to build a rewarding career!