Bangalore remains the top recruiter for cloud computing jobs in India

By : |December 27, 2016 0
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Soma Tah

As cloud computing continued to see an increased business acceptance and subsequent adoptions over the years, the demands for skilled resources also rose by leaps and bounds to make the transition smooth.

The worldwide cloud market will grow at six times the rate of overall IT spending, doubling in size by 2019 to an estimated $141 billion says a study forecast by Oracle and it goes without saying that a significant amount of it will be spent in cloud computing talent acquisition process also.

did the hiring trends reflect the same in 2016?

In 2015, there were around 18 million cloud computing roles across the world, as per the WANTED Analytics estimates. Cloud and distributed computing also emerged as the number one hottest skill of 2015, as per LinkedIn, which means the demand has grown even further this year.

Simplilearn, which offers short-term online training courses to help professionals get certified in its recent ‘India Cloud Computing Skills Report’ has stated how the demand for cloud computing skills has grown in India vis-a-vis the US, the companies that hired aggressively in this space with a city-wise hiring trend in detail.

City-wise split:

Bangalore scores comparatively high(32pc) than the other cities in terms the cloud computing recruitment activities, followed by Hyderabad(19pc) and Chennai(14pc).


Source: Simplilearn

Companies on the lookout:

Here are some of the companies that will be scouting for skilled manpower in cloud computing:

Hyderabad – Microsoft, Amazon, Dell

Bangalore – IBM, Honeywell, Amazon, Citrix, HP, Intuit, Cisco

Pune – BMC Software, Red Hat

Mumbai – Capgemini, TCS, Microsoft

Chennai – Cognizant, TCS, HCL, Infosys, Freshdesk

Delhi – HCL, Adobe, TCS, Snapdeal

Job market- US vis-a-vis India:

As per Zinnov reports, by 2020, India will have spent over $10 billion on cloud computing because of the ever expanding ecosystem of developers, and the demand to setup data centres within the country. While India has remained one of the most promising markets for cloud computing outside US, but it is not much behind in terms of the growth. Both the geographies have recorded a growth of roughly 40 percent YoY in cloud computing jobs demand.

Simplilearn has drawn a comparative analysis also on the two important job markets for cloud computing highlighting the salary increase for different job roles in the US and India.

Job market size in the US 2016 – 700k jobs

Here’s the salary by roles:


Source: Simplilearn

Job market size in India 2016 – 200k jobs

Here’s the salary by roles:


Source: Simplilearn

To meet the demand of professionals seeking to upgrade their skill set, cloud computing course market in India has also grown 35 percent as compared to the last year, according to Simplilearn estimates.

Kashyap Dalal, Chief Business Officer at Simplilearn said, “Cloud skills have grown from being niche to becoming the most sought after IT skills that technology professionals need today. Certified professionals in AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are most sought after by organizations and the jobs in the domain are set to increase by 40 percent YoY in the US, India and across the world.”

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