India is at the forefront of cloud adoption, having witnessed a massive uptick with the shift to virtual working and digital tech. That is according to data from the online recruiting platform Monster.com, which suggests that the cloud market in India is expanding and expected to grow 26% by the end of 2022. The report also indicates that there is an emerging talent gap prevailing in the industry due to the lack of adequate skills and the demand for cloud professionals will see an uptrend with cloud-related roles taking up nearly 10% of total jobs with 3 lakh active job seekers upto November 2021.
The top skills in demand for cloud professionals include Cloud computing, AWS/Azure, Cloud Migration, SAP, Cloud Security, Machine Learning/AI, which are highly pursued and in demand by recruiters. Further, it was noted that the demand for cloud-related roles has grown exponentially since last year (+40%), with over 608,000 cloud professionals across all verticals in India.
Share of Cloud jobs (month-on-month), as per data from Monster.com :
Interestingly, Monster.com data presents that the largest share in cloud jobs was held by Intermediate level professionals with 4-6 years of experience who comprised 44% of the cloud workforce as on November 2021. Entry level talent with 0-3 years of experience followed close behind with at 29%, indicating an optimistic outlook for freshers in the industry.
Experience-wise share in cloud jobs, as per data from Monster.com
In order to cater to the demand of cloud professionals and create a pool of skilled talent in the industry, Monster.com has collaborated with Microsoft to launch Velocity, a virtual career fair for cloud professionals.
Speaking on the collaboration, Sekhar Garisa, CEO – Monster APAC & ME, a Quess company, said, “It is no surprise that the demand for cloud professionals in India is continuing to expand to exponential heights, having grown over 40% since last year. It is also interesting to note that freshers and intermediate level professionals hold a higher share in the cloud market.”