Research firm Wanted Analytics reports that more than 2,400 companies posted ads seeking candidates with cloud computing skills during a 90-day period. Hiring demand grew 61 percent year-over-year for cloud IT professionals.
recent study of technology job want ads shows a 61 percent increase in demand
nationwide for IT professionals with cloud computing experience.
study, which is based on ads posted by about 2,400 businesses, was performed by
Wanted Analytics, a firm that provides business intelligence for the talent
growth spurt shows that businesses are truly seeking to invest in cloud
technologies" said Raj Mehta, president and CEO of Infosys International, an IT
services firm. "It is pretty safe to say that the cloud has gone past the
consideration phase and is rapidly becoming an entrenched IT service for most
companies," Mehta added.
study showed that the metropolitan area with the highest volume of job ads for
cloud computing skills during the past 90 days was San Francisco, where
recruiters in this area placed more than 1,000 unique job listings,
representing a 95 percent year-over-year growth.
nearby San Jose in the heart of Northern California's Silicon Valley was
bucking the trend with a decrease of 12 percent, when compared with the same 90-day
period in the previous year.
cities with high demand included Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and New York, all
of which showed double-digit increases in the volume of online job postings. Recruiting
conditions for cloud computing skills are likely to be moderately difficult
based upon the current talent supply and hiring demand in each area, according
to Wanted Analytics
example, the company claims that recruiters seeking candidates for openings in
Washington, D.C., are likely to experience one of the most difficult recruiting
conditions in the United States and it will take longer to fill these opening
than the national average of 44 days.
who are looking to get on the cloud hiring bandwagon may need to acquire new
cloud technology skills and certifications. To help fill the demand for
qualified IT professionals, some leading IT vendors are now offering education
and certification programs. Case in point is Hewlett-Packard, which launched a
suite of new cloud computing certifications this past November. The
certifications offered by HP are designed to give IT professionals the skills
required to design and deploy a cloud environment.
said, "Finding qualified individuals is still a challenge, and I expect
that to only grow in the future as more cloud deployments become the norm."