Demand for Cloud Professionals in India is on the Rise in 2018

Cloud computing has been on the rise for quite sometime now and it shall continue to do so in 2018. According to a report by market research firm,Gartner,the revenue from public cloud services in India is projected to grow at 37.5 percent in 2018 to $2.5 billion, up from $1.8 billion in 2017. One of the driving force behind this growth is the adoption of cloud among SMB’s (Small and Medium Businesses) which contributes around 30 percent to the GDP and employs over 117 million people in the country.

With such a stellar growth ahead, the demand for cloud computing professionals is on the rise too. In a recently conducted interview,Sunil Jose, senior area vice-president and country leader, Salesforce India mentioned that it will create 1.1 million direct and indirect jobs, contributing $17.2 billion in new business revenues to the Indian GDP by 2022. Public Cloud giants like AWS,Microsoft, Google,Oracle etc will follow suit.The prospects for a cloud professional is quite rosy ahead but what is a worrying sign is the existential skill gap among the current IT workforce in India.

 

Cloud Computing is driving growth in India among SMB’s

 

SKILL GAP

According to the India Skill Report 2018, 48 per cent engineers in India are unemployable while the overall unemployability level due to a dearth of skill sets stands at 54 per cent. has found almost 80 per cent of graduates unemployable. With a rapid movement towards cloud services across sectors and digital skill demand within the IT industry itself, India stands poised to have a surplus of graduates but without the right skills in near future.This skill gap is a major concern for the IT professionals around the country as cloud is disrupting the traditional jobs and moving towards a more automated environment.

IT job roles such as Software Test Engineer (in Manual Testing), System Engineer (in Infrastructure Management), Customer Service Executive (in BPOs) and Server Maintenance (in System Maintenance), are expected to massively decline over the next five years.New IT jobs such as Machine Learning Engineer, AI Architect, IOT Architect and Data Scientist will be in demand in the field of Artificial Intelligence and IOT. While Cloud Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Azure/AWS Consultant and Cloud/Azure Architect are new positions that will be in demand in the field of Cloud Computing. In the field of Cyber Security, jobs like Security Auditor, Information Security Manager, and Cyber Security Architect are likely to gain prominence.

 

Skills essential for a career in cloud computing in 2018

 

RESKILLING

Reskilling & Upskilling is the need of the hour for majority of the IT workforce in India.Amazon Web Services, a major public cloud vendor wants to train graduates in using its technologies so that they are ready to be absorbed by the industry and moreover drive the usage of AWS at their future workplaces.AWS through its EDUCATE program offers almost 28 modules across upcoming popular professional areas like cloud architecture, software development, data analytics and web development. Many educational institutions in India have already adopted AWS Educate across a spread of tier 1 to tier 3 cities.

IBM has announced Advanced Technical Diploma Program, co-created and designed by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) covering hardware maintenance, web development, cloud-based development and deployment, analytics and soft skills training. Microsoft is involved with the Ministry of Human resources Development’s pet online learning portal initiative SWAYAM

AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate,70-533: Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions,AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate,Google Cloud Architect Certification,Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge are some of the popular cloud certifications.Except these,there are a variety of certifications available which can be hepful in launching a stellar career in cloud.

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Title: Demand for Cloud Professionals in India is on the Rise in 2018
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Summary: Demand for Cloud Professionals is on the RIse in 2018
Description: With the increasing adoption of Cloud in 2018,the demand of cloud professional is rising too. Major cloud vendors like AWS,Microsoft,Google etc are focussing on reskilling their current & upcoming IT workforce.

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