San Francisco, Seattle Are Top Cities for Cloud Computing Jobs

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-11-08 Print this article Print
San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area

Many of the Bay Area-based companies have been the leaders in adopting the cloud as a best practice for their testing, business continuity and even production environments.
Photo credit: Mai-Linh Doan


With many organizations across multiple industries looking to cloud computing to cut infrastructure costs, the demand for cloud jobs has increased. IT professionals with cloud experience have a number of metropolitan areas where their skills are in demand, on the West Coast, the East Coast and everywhere in between. Cities like Houston, with large energy markets, are relying on cloud specialists to reduce operating costs, while the federal government in the Washington, D.C., metro area is tapping into cloud-based administrative savings. In Seattle, where tech unemployment is near zero percent, cloud specialists are needed for the sector’s major players, as well as a growing crop of startup organizations. With all these opportunities, Modis, a global provider of IT staffing and recruiting services, took a look at the market. The company based its rankings on internal data from regional Modis branches across North America and Canada, and the cities are based on the volume of cloud-related openings over the past six months, as well as expected cloud job opportunities based on an assessment of the overall economic environment in each market. So if you’ve ever been looking to start your cloud career in Seattle, Minneapolis or the sunny shores of San Diego, here’s an idea of eight cities where you might find yourself landing.


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