Job Seekers and Employers Aim for Azure and AWS
Indeed.com, a careers site that claims more than 200 million unique visitors each month, this week published its findings that entailed two years' worth of Web search data. The result? Jobs requiring Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure expertise experienced some of the fastest-growing demand across all tech skills.
As for employers, AWS skills were also increasingly sought, according to the Indeed.com data. Among hiring companies, the data showed searched growth at 40 percent year over year.
In third place behind AWS is Azure, which also happens to be the closest cloud rival for AWS in terms of market share. Indeed.com found that searches for Azure among job seekers grew by 51 percent year over year.
Among employers, however, Azure actually outpaces AWS; according to Indeed.com, hiring companies increased their searches for Azure at a year-over-year rate of 62 percent.
"In our list, two cloud operations -- Amazon Web Services and Microsoft's Azure -- round out the top three on the job seeker search side and also posted double-digit gains on the employer side," Indeed.com said in its report. "Cloud is gaining because businesses of all stripes are boosting their use of off-site computing and storage -- and that's making experienced cloud developers a must-have for many employers."
Gladys Rama (@GladysRama3) is the editor of Redmondmag.com, RCPmag.com and AWSInsider.net, and the editorial director of Converge360.