The data calculated for this report was based on job postings and searches on the Indeed platform from November 2016 to November 2019.
"As job postings in STEM have seen consistent growth in India over the past three years, it is promising to see job seekers take an increasing interest in these roles as well. With advancements in several areas of science and technology such as robotics, the internet of things (IoT), there is likely to be demand for tech talent across sectors," Venkata Machavarapu, head of engineering, India and Site Director at Indeed India, said.
The Indeed data further showed that Delhi led the way for STEM jobs
with 31 per cent of overall postings among metros, followed by Mumbai (21 per cent), Bengaluru (14 per cent), Pune (12 per cent), Hyderabad (12 per cent) and Chennai (10 per cent).
However, in terms of regions, the western region has beaten the rest of the country to the top spot, with 34 per cent of all postings from this region.
The northern and southern regions came in at a close second with 31 per cent of postings from each of these regions.
The east accounted for only 4 per cent of all STEM job postings, the report added.
It said developers are highly in demand in the STEM sector.
The top five roles in demand in the sector are software engineer, php developer, .net developer, android developer and full stack developer, it added.
The demand for talent in STEM is in line with the interests of Indian job seekers as the roles of software engineer, php developer, .net developer, and android developer are also among the most searched titles for STEM jobs
by people in India, the Indeed report added.