Cloud comfortably maintains top spot for MOST in-demand  tech jobs


Cloud comfortably maintains top spot for MOST in-demand tech jobs

Posted 23 February 2021

​As companies scramble to adapt to a tight IT job market, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some, that means getting a head start in filling this year’s most in-demand roles. Coming in at number one are Security Professionals (Cloud), followed closely by Cloud Architects. See the full list below.

1️⃣ - Security Professional (data, cloud)

2️⃣ - Cloud Architect

3️⃣ - Database Administrator

4️⃣ - Programmer Analyst

5️⃣ - Systems Analyst

6️⃣ - Mobile Applications Developer

7️⃣ - Network Administrator

8️⃣ - Software Developer

9️⃣ - DevOps Engineer

Why is there an increased demand for cloud engineers?

Named one of the most in-demand tech jobs of 2019, 2020, and now 2021, cloud engineers are in great demand due to the large number of organizations moving business functions to the cloud. More than 70% of enterprise IT departments are now using public cloud infrastructure, according to a NetEnrich report. More than half of tech pros say that the cloud and hybrid IT is their organisation's No. 1 most important IT strategy today, as nearly all organizations move some workloads to the cloud, a SolarWinds report found. ⚙️🌳

​As companies move away from an on-premise infrastructure model to a cloud-first approach when upgrading or designing new environments, the need to hire technologists with cloud experience has increased dramatically. 🏠🌏

​As such, between 2015 and 2018, job searches for roles related to cloud computing--including cloud infrastructure, cloud security, cloud architect, and cloud engineer--rose nearly 108%, according to an Indeed report. Employer interest for candidates with cloud computing skills rose 33%. 📈🔒

​A confluence of existing factors driving cloud transition has been further accelerated by the COVID-19 crisis: Cloud spending rose 37% to $29 billion during the first quarter of 2020. This trend is likely to persist, as the exodus to virtual work underscores the urgency for scalable, secure, reliable, cost-effective off-premises technology services. In fact, despite the inevitable economic downturn in the wake of the pandemic, cloud spending is estimated to rise 19% for the full year, even as IT spending as a whole is forecast to fall 8%, according to industry analyst Gartner. 💸📉

Why do businesses need Cloud Engineers?

Cloud engineers--i.e., professionals responsible for assessing a business's infrastructure and migrating different functions to a cloud-based system--are in high demand, as more companies move critical business processes and applications to public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructures. These professionals build, maintain, and link to cloud services, with a mix of technical skills, business knowledge, and experience with at least one of the major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). ☀️

If your business is struggling to attract and secure top cloud engineers then get in touch to discuss your hiring needs with UMATR and how we are able to help. 🍕​


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