AWS, Python, Java top list of in-demand cloud skills
- The cloud is hiring, and searches for "cloud computing" and "cloud engineer" have rocketed 141% over the last three years as job postings for the two categories have risen 27%, according to an Indeed.com analysis of job searches and postings from March 2015 to March 2018 provided to CIO Dive.
- The positions compensate well, with an average salary of $114,796 for cloud engineers in the U.S.
- Almost 60% of job postings called for skills related to Amazon Web Services, while almost half called for Python. Around one-third advertised for Java, Azure and agile skills.
Technology employment is expanding, bringing with it high salaries and investment into newer technology hubs.
The tech workforce currently sits at around 11.5 million workers in the U.S., with roughly 200,000 jobs added each year, one-third of which are dedicated to software. And with the prevalence of SaaS and the cloud as a fundamental business platform, cloud skills are more important than ever in the sector.
Being on the cloud is no longer enough: companies need to harness the platform and use it to drive transformation. The top 10 skills — which also included Puppet, Chef, Ansible, Docker and VMware — demonstrate a high demand for automation, containerization and cloud management talent in the space.
The growth of cloud companies and workers bodes well for the tech employment market. More players in the game pushes companies to improve workplace culture and benefits to attract new talent and retain current workers.
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