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Sky-high market growth driving demand for cloud infrastructure specialists
The demand for cloud computing solutions is sky high. Projections from IT research firm Gartner show that the cloud market will be worth $411 billion by 2020, as businesses large and small turn to cloud solutions.
While the growth rates of Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) services make up a large chunk of the growth, the fastest growing area within the cloud computing market is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The IaaS market is currently growing at more than 23%, compared to the overall cloud market growth of 13.8%, as businesses look to utilise the increased flexibility and scalability cloud infrastructure offers over traditional on-premises solutions.
A study by the International Data Corporation (IDC) predicts that spending on cloud infrastructure products will reach $52.3 billion this year. Data from Synergy Research Group backs gives strength to this forecast, with released figures showing cloud infrastructure growth of 51% in Q1 of 2018, compared to Q1 of 2017, the largest growth rate in over a year.
Demand for cloud infrastructure specialists
With the spending trend on cloud infrastructure looking set to continue, the demand for IT professionals with cloud skills also seems likely to increase. Andy Slater, Cloud Recruitment Specialist at Networkers comments:
“As the cloud infrastructure market looks set to eventually replace traditional data centres, businesses need to be prepared for a cloud infrastructure world. There’s a huge demand out there, as businesses’ needs for cloud infrastructure professionals such as Cloud Architects, Cloud Consultants and DevOps Engineers grow.
“Companies are willing to pay top salaries to find the professionals with the right skills and expertise. Outstanding communication skills are highly sought-after, as well as technical experience of working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and an understanding of automation and tools like Puppet and Jenkins.”
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