It only make sense; if you’re going to adopt something, you’re going to need the necessary skill set to support it. For example, if you’ve decided to take up running, then you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the proper posture and gear to strengthen your endurance. Similarly, as more businesses decide to rise to adopt cloud technology, they will need to acquire stronger cloud computing skills in business staffs and among IT employees. After all, the cloud is not just a “deploy it and forget about it” kind of situation.
In fact, because of this staggering growth in cloud computing, 446,000 or more jobs will be added annually up until 2015, the Center for Economics and Business Research and EMC (News - Alert) has reported. Their report analyzes Europe’s five largest economies: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
It was also predicted that cloud computing can lead to over €763 billion (over $1,023,411,900,000) of cumulative economic benefits between 2010 and 2015 just between these five nations. The amount was developed by estimating cost savings by companies adopting cloud computing versus macro and business variables, the report noted.
Additionally, it was predicted that the public sector (government, education and health) will require about 801,000 cloud computing pros during the next five years. For business, financial and banking services, around 207,000 cloud computing positions will be added, too.
And we’re far from stopping; manufacturing will see over an additional half a million cloud-related jobs by 2015, while agriculture, forestry and fishing, construction, transport, storage and communications and energy and utilities could all see a heavy impact in job growth from cloud computing – especially in energy and utilities in Germany. There will also be many economic benefits from cloud growth in the hotel, retail and distribution sectors.
Specifically, Cloud Times recently reported that cloud strategy consultants, architects and service planners are among the occupations in demand. Cloud product managers, network engineers, systems engineers, systems administrators, developers, engineers, sales executives and software engineers are among the other cloud-specific roles in demand.
After hearing all of this, it only makes sense that cloud computing skills would become a mandate in Europe-based IT jobs.
Furthermore, the cloud will require more employees with managerial skills. “Skills required for these jobs will include vision and innovation skills; project management, leadership, and business communication skills; negotiating and supplier relationship skills; planning, analysis, and business architectural skills; and technical proficiency,” Cloud Times divulges.
“Cloud computing is key to helping organizations remain agile and competitive, especially in today’s economic climate,” the report concluded. “With cloud models, technology is made available to businesses in a scalable manner and as a service, when they need it – speeding up time-to-market, removing traditional barriers to entry and allowing companies to exploit new market opportunities.”
Edited by Allison Boccamazzo