Cloud Opportunities May Be Buried Beneath Mundane Job Titles

Cloud-computing job listings are sometimes hard to find — even though a lot of them are out there.

Noting that there were more than 12,000 “cloud computing” jobs listed online in April, a 50 percent increase over last year and a whopping 275 percent increase in the past two years, researcher Wanted Analytics found that sometimes the need for cloud expertise is buried.

Some of the most commonly advertised cloud computing job titles:

  • Software Engineer
  • Java Developer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Websphere Cloud Computing Engineer

But among the jobs in high demand are some with rather mundane titles, even though they require a firm grounding in cloud technology.

  • Marketing Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Market Research Analyst

The skills most often mentioned for these cloud computing jobs include:

  • Oracle Java
  • Linux
  • Structured query language (SQL)
  • UNIX
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • VMware Software
  • Salesforce CRM
  • Python extensible programming language
  • Practical Extraction and Reporting Language (Perl)

As it turns out, competition for cloud talent is most intense in Seattle, whereas some unusual locales seem to have an overabundance of cloud experts. On the other hand: Who would have thought that Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Harrisburg, Pa., and Sarasot, Fla., were hotbeds of cloud talent? Apparently, they are.

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