Cloud Computing Specialists in High Demand: Report
Cloud computing skills are most frequently advertised for jobs located in the San Jose metropolitan area.More than 5,000 cloud computing job ads were posted online in the United States in February, according to Wanted Analytics, a specialist in real-time business intelligence for the talent marketplace. Hiring demand for cloud skills has grown drastically, up 92 percent, versus February 2011 and 400 percent compared with the same time in 2010. With the demand for cloud skills growing so quickly, the gap between hiring demand and talent supply across the United States is getting larger and causing more difficulties in sourcing candidates, the report indicated. Software engineers, systems engineers and network administrators are the technology occupations most commonly required to have cloud computing skills. More than 3,400 of the ads during February were for tech talent, growing 99 percent year-over-year. Although cloud knowledge is most commonly required of computer specialists, technology jobs only account for two-thirds of cloud computing hiring demand during February. Other fields that increasingly require this experience include marketing managers, sales managers, management analysts and financial analysts.
Cloud computing skills are most frequently advertised for jobs located in the San Jose, Calif., metropolitan area. During February, more than 900 job ads in San Jose included requirements for cloud computing, growing 144 percent over the past year. Other metro areas with high demand for cloud skills were Seattle; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco and New York. While employers in San Jose placed the highest number of job ads for this talent pool, the highest year-over-year growth was seen nearby in San Francisco at more than 150 percent.