Demand for “cloud-ready” IT workers will grow by 26% annually through 2015, with as many as 7 million new cloud-related jobs to be available worldwide by that time, says a new IDC report sponsored by Microsoft. However, IT hiring managers report that there were 1.7 million open cloud-related positions that opened up over the past year that went unfilled. The problem was a lack the training and certification among jobseekers, they say.
While there has been modest growth of IT jobs, cloud-sector jobs are increasing far more swiftly, the report states. With the workforce unprepared to take on these jobs, “there is an urgent need to retrain existing IT professionals and encourage students to pursue cloud-related IT training and certifications, ” says the report.
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