Cloud Computing Leads LinkedIn's 25 Skills That Can Get You Hired in 2016

Grazed from Forbes. Author: Louis Columbus.

Last month LinkedIn published an analysis of the 25 Skills That Could Get You Hired in 2016. There’s a 19 page report available on Slideshare that provides a breakout of the hottest skills of 2015 on LinkedIn by country. Countries included in the analysis include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, India, Netherlands, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. Key takeaways from the study include the following:

1) Cloud computing was the hottest skill in demand in France, India, and the United States in 2015 and will continue in 2016. LinkedIn found that cloud computing skills have progressed from being niche to mainstream as the world’s most in-demand skill set.

2) Statistical Analysis and Data Mining is the only skill set that ranks in the top 4 across all countries analyzed. LinkedIn found that businesses are hiring expertise in data storage, retrieval and analysis as fast as they can be on-boarded. LinkedIn also found that there weren’t enough members with big data skills including Hadoop, HBase, and Hive listed on their profiles to rank the category on the global list in 2014. In 2015, LinkedIn saw a rapid increase in members worldwide listing these types of skills on their profiles...

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Tackling the Cloud Skills Shortage

Grazed from CMSWire.  Author: David Linthicum.

"Cloud-related skills represent virtually all the growth opportunities in IT employment worldwide and demand for cloud-related positions will grow by 26 percent annually through 2015."  Jennifer Warnick, news and feature writer for Microsoft, wrote these words in 2013. Two years later, the demand persists, but a skill shortage looms.

Skills Shortage and the Associated Cost

The report observed the skill shortages as one of the main issues impeding cloud adoption among enterprises. The dearth of qualified cloud-related skills to fill the expected vacancies continues...

Cloud Computing: How To Make A CEO Understand Networks

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Adrian Bridgwater.

The “market” for system- and network-level technologies has become (or at least needs to become) more comprehensible to many business managers in a world where we understand that cloud and managed and/or virtualized computing services are increasingly driving our IT functions. CEOs who might have never heard the term Application Delivery Controller, load balancer or log file now have a chance to grasp the new back-end jive-talk and develop an appreciation for the provenance and health of the technology inside their firms’ operational guts.

Piggy in the middleware

Network engineers at Cisco know that the holiday season is approaching, but haven’t let the forthcoming revelry stop them from releasing the “alpha” of Snort 3.0 this late into December. Snort (yes, they do use a piggy for the logo) is an open source Intrusion Prevention/Detection System (IPS or IDS, depending on which way you swing) capable of real-time traffic analysis and packet logging...

Where Cloud Computing Jobs Will Be In 2015

Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Louis Columbus.

There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone.  The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950.  Globally there are 18,239,258 cloud computing jobs, with the majority being in China (40.8%).

These and other key insights are from WANTED Analytics, the leading provider of data analytics on the workplace. The company currently maintains a database of more than one billion unique job listings and is collecting hiring trend data from more than 150 countries...

Cloud benefits understood, but lack of skills hinder migration

Grazed from CBROnline.  Author: Eleanor Burns.

According to a NaviSite survey most UK businesses recognise the benefits of cloud computing, but many are still running a significant amount of systems either in-house, or externally on traditional platforms.  Three-quarters of those surveyed had migrated less than 50% of their infrastructure to the cloud.

A major cause of this was found to be the lack of the correct tools and skills needed to execute migration.  A finding which will come as no surprise is the 59% of respondents who cited security as their main concern when choosing a cloud service provider...

Cloud Computing Adoption to Outpace Employee Skillsets in 2014

Grazed from MarketWire. Author: PR Announcement.

Fifty percent of organizations will spend more on IT in 2014, investing heavily in public and private cloud-enabling technologies like infrastructure and virtualization, according to a survey of 1,000 IT professionals. However, half of all respondents participating in cloud initiatives within their organizations need more education on the technology and note their current skillsets do not adequately prepare them to do their jobs well in the coming year.

The survey, conducted by next generation IT monitoring software provider ScienceLogic, found that lack of education is not the only headache employees will face in the coming year. While IT spend is increasing in 2014, survey results reveal a lack of industry investment in employees, with 40 percent of respondents confirming they would make the same or less money year-over-year in 2014...

Outdated IT Skills Slowing Enterprise Shift to Cloud Computing

Grazed from Xconomy.  Author: Benjamin Romano.

What’s the biggest thing stopping big companies from using cloud computing for their business? People with outdated skills.  So says Simon Crosby, co-founder and CTO of Bromium, a cloud security company, and a panelist at this week’s Washington Technology Industry Association TechNW: North to Innovation event on cloud computing and big data.

Crosby, who previously co-founded XenSource, maker of the Xen open-source hypervisor used by services including the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, says public clouds are ready for enterprise IT use. But the people working in enterprise IT organizations came up in the world racking and stacking on-premises servers, and installing and managing Windows—”skills we don’t need anymore,” he says...