Companies are facing talent crunch in cloud space

 Cloud computing space is heating up and recruiters around the world are feeling the pressure.Along with cloud computing,demand for talent in the areas of data science, security engineering is rising rapidly.With enterpises around the world moving towards a cloud first policy, the demand for talent in these spheres is only going to rise

Cloud architects , data scientists,storage systems and management specialists and software architects are the hardest to find technology talent in india. Over the past year, the shortage of data scientists has increased dramatically because of a surge in demand.

A talent supply index developed by recruitment company Belong puts the TSI for those roles at 0.2 – in other words, if there are 10, say, cloud architect opportunities, there are only 2 relevant cloud architects available.A cloud architect is an IT professional respinsible for overseeing a company’s cloud computing strategy.

The TSI for data scientists has dropped dramatically form 0.7 in 2017 to 0.2 this year. Belong said the demand has shot up by over 400% while the supply has seen only a 19% increase. Data scientists are responsible for using computing systems to collect, analyse and interpret large amounts of data to identify ways to help a business improve operations and gain a competitive edge over rivals.Among all the roles analysed in 2017, data science has seen the highest increase in demand. Digital transformation along with setting up of global innovation centres (GICs) by telecom,retail,banking and manufacturing enterprises are contributing to this exponential growth. There has never been a time when so much data has been captured,processed, stored and analysed.

The demand for security engineers increased by 120% in the last one year,while supply has risen by only 14%.Security hiring is heating up,with banking and financial services accounting for nearly 35% if the demand.

The TSI data showed that for every 100 neural network specialist,there are only 40 available. Be it for self-driving cars, stock market prediction or fraud detection ,neural networks can ingest large volumes of images, videos and words to offer desired outcomes. As a subset of machine learning,neural network is a set of algorithms that mimic the brain. India has to up the game of neural networks. Chinese trio of Alibaba,Baidu and Tencent are at the cutting edge of AI work.

Blockchain,the technology at the root of cryptocurrency,had a TSI of 0.5. Popularity of blockchain has moved from cryptocurrency to business applications acorss many industries such as insurance,finance, and supply chain logistics,which in turn has increased the demand for skilled developers.

Shortage of cloud architects,large enterprise grade cloud deployments or migration of data centre to the cloud requires a repository of skills including development skills,multi cloud platform specialisation, devops,and ability to execute processes on the cloud.




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