Increased Cloud Computing = Increased Talent Demand

By Timothy Sherbak | December 10, 2018

The global cloud computing market is growing at an astounding rate, expecting to reach $411B by 2020. Due to their proven scale, speed and security to support evolving business models, cloud computing platforms and applications are being adopted across organizations of all shapes and sizes, serving as the IT infrastructure driving new digital businesses.

With C-Suite and IT decision makers relying on cloud platforms like never before, we are seeing a tremendous increase in demand for cloud computing talent in today’s job market. This demand was recently highlighted by Gartner’s TalentNeuron, an online talent market intelligence portal with real-time labor market insights, including custom role analytics and executive-ready dashboards and presentations. Let’s take a look at key trends and figures to determine the current state of the cloud computing job market and recent growth:

The median salary for cloud computing professionals in 2018 is $146,350, a significant increase from only two years ago where the 2016 median salary stood at $124,300.

50,248 cloud computing positions are available in the U.S. today with openings from 3,701 employers. Worldwide, 101,913 positions are available.

The Hiring Scale is 78 for jobs that require cloud computing skill sets (The higher the Hiring Scale score, the more difficult it is for employers to find the right applicants for open positions), with the average job post staying open 46 days.

Java, Linux, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Software Development, DevOps, Docker and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) are the most in-demand skills.

What these figures show us is that rampant cloud adoption across the enterprise is driving salaries and demand for those with technical expertise in the space to new heights. In order to flourish in today’s cloud-driven business landscape, not only do organizations require the best in-house talent, but they also need state-of-the-art infrastructure and support from their cloud service providers, and that is exactly what we deliver here at Markley.

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