Will cloud computing skills protect against recession?

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Could investing in cloud skills be the path to recession immunity? Perhaps so, according to recruitment specialist Resource on Demand (ROD), which claims IT staff with cloud skills are very much in demand with cloud-specific jobs increasing by 53 per cent.

The company said that while unemployment is increasing across the country, cloud computing skills are proving popular.

Most of the new jobs are for techies with Salesforce skills but a spokesman added that there have been many roles for cloud-specific developers, consultants and admins.

"These figures are proof that cloud firms are continuing to grow and invest in their work forces We have seen a renewed confidence in the hiring of cloud professionals and the number of clients opening their doors to us," said ROD operations director Theresa Durrant.

"The buoyancy of the cloud ecosystem shows no sign of letting up and is an encouraging sign for the UK economy."

The news came in the same week that Google announced that it was setting up a London base for high tech entrepreneurs in the so-called Silicon Roundabout area and Amazon announced a series of training courses for cloud skills in London and Manchester.

Max Cooter

Max Cooter is a freelance journalist who has been writing about the tech sector for almost forty years.

At ITPro, Max’s work has primarily focused on cloud computing, storage, and migration. He has also contributed software reviews and interviews with CIOs from a range of companies.

He edited IDG’s Techworld for several years and was the founder-editor of CloudPro, which launched in 2011 to become the UK’s leading publication focused entirely on cloud computing news.

Max attained a BA in philosophy and mathematics at the University of Bradford, combining humanities with a firm understanding of the STEM world in a manner that has served him well throughout his career.