WTIA Cloud Computing Skills Demand Analysis
The Washington Technology Industry Association (opens in a new window) (WTIA) has commissioned a report to provide a detailed, data-rich assessment of the key skills, expertise, and experience in the highest demand for cloud computing occupations in Washington state with a particular focus on entry-level career opportunities. Existing data sources on occupational demand do not adequately represent or illustrate the kinds of specific attributes cloud computing employers are looking for. Moreover, federal and state data sources on employment and occupations do not sufficiently map to cloud computing activities.
This report identifies, primarily through primary data gathering from cloud computing providers and cloud services clients, the specific types of skills and experiences most important to employers for new entry level hires. This information will help both educational institutions refine curricula and training programs to further align graduate training with industry and specific cloud computing activity requirements. Moreover, workers will gain a clearer understanding of the kinds of hard and soft skills and attributes they will need to compete in the labor market for cloud computing positions.
Findings highlight the essential skills to support cloud computing and provide critical information for hiring managers and labor market participants.