International Business Machines (IBM) is on a hiring spree. The US-headquartered tech company created around 23,000 jobs between January and March 2022 with 59 percent of such jobs posted in India. The increase in new job roles is also apparent in countries such as China, Japan, and the Philippines, says GlobalData.
IBM has slowed hiring in Q4 2021 with new job listings slowing down. Job listings increased globally but in India around 13,500 new jobs were posted between January and March 2022. Most of such jobs were for software engineers, developers, and testers with skills in SAP, Java, Big Data, automation, and .NET, among others.
Ajay Kumar Thalluri, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData, said the increase in hiring comes at a time when the company opened IBM Security Command Center in India to manage cyberattack threats across the Asia-Pacific region and expanded Security Operations Center in the country in February 2022.
IBM’s job postings in the Philippines increased by 51 percent in 2021 compared to 2020. A significant number of postings are to provide consulting services for recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and implementation of SAP in the Philippines.
New job postings in China and Japan increased over four times between December 2021 and January 2022. For its China office, IBM listed Transformation Consultant roles to implement transformation technologies. These include hybrid cloud, supply chain logistics and fulfilment, digital, finance, among others.
IBM hired aggressively in 2021 with about 60 percent of new recruits in consulting services, according to Q4 2021 earnings call transcript.