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Cloud Tech skills in demand
As technology continues to creep into all aspects of business, companies in cities across the UK and Europe compete for top tech and cloud talent, in order to build their capability to innovate and cater to demand.
In a recent report published by IT recruitment specialist Experis on the IT jobs market in the UK they showed a near 10% increase in overall demand for IT staff with IT security and cloud disciplines outgrowing all others.
Also the 2015 Harvey Nash CIO Survey, showed the IT skills shortage is getting worse with 59% of CIOs fearing the tech talent gap will prevent their organisation from keeping up with the pace of change.
Unfortunately, not only is there a lack of skilled IT people in the jobs market, existing IT teams just don’t seem to have the skills or experience required to adapt to changing demand for cloud enabled environments and services. In our own recent 30-page market research report; CIF UK Cloud Adoption and Future Trends 2016, 44% of organisations cited ‘lack of in-house skills’ as a reason for adopting cloud services.
The skills shortage is one of the main reasons that the Cloud Industry Forum is building its Individual membership programme. The new CIF membership programme enables IT professionals, (as well as others like procurement and legal / commercial professionals), to access relevant, current and independent advice, best practice guidance to help them make informed decisions and be more effective in their jobs.
As part of the new membership programme the CIF team are also building a comprehensive suite of e-learning modules, and a recognised and respected certification and accreditation programme to help benchmark individuals knowledge in key areas of cloud.
Demand for early access to existing services is high and many individuals and corporate teams have already joined. If you feel you could benefit from being part of the CIF cloud community we’d love to have you on board. Find out more – CIF Membership info