December 12, 2014

How to Easily Get Very In-Demand OpenStack Cloud Skills

How in demand are cloud computing skills in the job market? Consider these notes from Forbes, based on a report from WANTED Analytics: There are 3.9 million jobs in the U.S. affiliated with cloud computing today with 384,478 in IT alone. The median salary for IT professionals with cloud computing experience is $90,950 and the median salary for positions that pay over $100,000 a year is $116,950.

The report also notes that IBM, Oracle and Amazon have the greatest number of cloud computing positions open. We've noted before that people with OpenStack skills, in particular, are doing well in the job market. Here are some details on training and certification programs for OpenStack that can make a difference for job seekers.

 "OpenStack talent is a rarified discipline," Josh McKenty, who helped develop the platform, has told CRN, adding, "to be good with OpenStack, you need to be a systems engineer, a great programmer but also really comfortable working with hardware."  The good news is that there are more ways to sharpen OpenStack skills, and gain valuable certification.

The OpenStack Foundation launched a Training Marketplace designed to make it easier to discover training courses offered by providers in the OpenStack community.  âThe goal of the Foundation is to eliminate barriers to OpenStack adoption, create more OpenStack experts and ensure that OpenStack has a positive impact on the careers of our community members,â said Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation, in a statement. âWe want to grow the community, accelerate the availability of training programs worldwide and help close the OpenStack job gap."  

 

 

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