We Want You! Cloud Computing Skills? Hired Today!
Percentages are climbing. In fact recent reports from a talent research firm indicated companies are hungry for cloud computing hires. In fact the need for cloud computing expertise has been reported to be increasing "61 percent year over year."
The report notes that in the past 3 months, more than 2,400 companies, some represented by search firms, advertised over 10,000 jobs requiring cloud computing skills and experience. Computer specialists and programmers are most commonly required to have cloud computing experience.
In order to remain competitive in an economically tenuous environment, companies are ratcheting up their attempt to be more cost effective and they have found that working in the cloud offers this opportunity. They also intend to out pace the market trends. To do that staff that is cloud prepared can hit the ground running. Companies are not looking to train employees twice; once to acclimate to the company's dynamics, twice to become familiar with cloud technology.
Anticipating this need, IT companies like HP and others, have generated certifications related to cloud skills, so that the anticipated gap may be filled more readily. Bluewolf, a provider of solutions to help companies become more innovative even offers training programs, in some cases free, to improve the unemployed's cloud skill sets.
While the market is leaping upward in demand to fill cloud specific jobs, those with proper training are woefully lacking. Corinne Sklar, who is the vice-president of marketing for Bluewolf noted, "There are not enough skilled resources out there."
The Wanted Analytics report details that cloud computing isn't only the domain of IT departments; “as cloud-based software increasingly impacts additional areas of business, other fields are more commonly required to understand and work with cloud-based applications,” To date, jobs such as sales and marketing managers, customer service and freight agents mandate expertise in the cloud.Continued on the next page