For the IT channel, skills in cloud computing is one of the highest demand areas in recent years. However, the demand is highly outpacing the supply and it is becoming increasingly difficult for organizations to find the right individuals to manage the technology.
A recent article from Computerworld examined the current landscape to identify the problems that companies face and the skills that are in high demand.
According to Matthew Ripaldi, the senior vice president at Massachusetts IT staffing and recruiting firm Modis, the average annual salary for cloud jobs has surpassed $100,000 and that number is going to rise along with bonuses and incentive packages. This price tag will force some companies to delay their cloud adoption. But he points out that even companies that have the financial backing to afford a cloud specialist, they may not be able to actually find a professional that has the right skill set.
"Companies might have to delay projects, or it might cost them more to get their cloud work done," Ripaldi said. "I think we'll see this for the foreseeable future. We're still a ways off until this equalizes. For now, demand will continue to grow faster than the supply."
The specific skills that businesses are looking for include:
- Understanding of API
- Programming language
- Database skills
- Mobile app development
The use of cloud based technologies is growing across the business landscape and organizations need to find the best way to acquire the talent that will let them use it the most effectively. Many organizations turn to the VAR/MSP market for the necessary skill sets. VAR Staffing helps IT solution providers identify and recruit the impactful talent to deliver these cloud solutions.