With close to half a million cloud jobs on offer there’s never been a better time to consider a career in cloud, but have you got the right certifications to get the job? Firebrands’ Ed Jones looks at the options.
We're all using the cloud more and more, but there's still a significant problem when it comes to adopting the cloud further and that's the skills shortage and our new Government whoever they might be needs to act fast
The current shortfall in cloud skills is a real problem, however previous investments in IT management structures and best practices such as ITIL can be capitalised on and provide a solid foundation for managing cloud based services and hybrid IT environments.
The average starting salary for new IT hires in the US is expected to climb 5.7% in 2015, with many IT staff expecting to see rises of over 10%, and those in cloud, big data and Internet of Things are some of the ones seeing the highest growth.
Pulsant, leading UK provider of hybrid cloud services, has announced that it is now a Cyber Essentials Certifying Body, licensed to certify for both the Cyber Essentials Scheme and the IASME governance standard.
Acknowledging research reports about the lack of skills in the cloud computing market, the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF) has launched its Professional Member certification scheme based on its independent eLearning programme for IT professionals.