I recently had the opportunity to speak with Jennifer Bewley and Rachel Ceccarelli of Dice.com regarding the trends they are seeing in cloud computing recruiters’ searched-for terms on their sites. They’re seeing exponential growth in cloud computing-related job listings today and provided an analysis of the top ten cloud computing skills recruiters are searching for.
From just 13 cloud computing-related jobs listed in May, 2008, their site has over 5,000 today. The following graphic shows the growth in cloud computing job listings on their site over time.
The following are the top ten cloud computing skills searched for on Dice.com as of today:
- Linux operating system
- Chef – The open-source systems management and cloud infrastructure automation framework
- Puppet - IT automation software that helps system administrators manage infrastructure throughout its lifecycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and reporting
- Cloud, Legacy System and IT Consulting
- SaaS Programming – Java is the number one search term on the Dice.com site and is a common programming language cited in these searches.
- Shell scripting
- Ruby on Rails
Getting A 360-Degree View Of Potential Candidates
They also demonstrated Open Web, a unique new web application in beta right now that has the ability to aggregate all social networks, keywords, and published experience of technical professionals. The accuracy and speed of Open Web is impressive; it’s been in beta since January and responds like a production-ready app. Jennifer and Rachel mentioned that recruiters using Open Web today are seeing 30% response rates to their queries to in-demand technical professionals.
What’s unique about Open Web is that it provides a 360-degree view of potential candidates, including all social media they participate in, in addition to discussion boards and favorited or liked sites on Facebook. The following is what Open Web looks like today:
Bottom line: Recruiting analytics and tools online are accelerating quickly, making it possible for companies searching for cloud computing talent to find it quicker than ever before. For those searching for a job in the field, making every aspect of your online presence reflect cloud computing expertise can make you stand out in recruiter’s searches.
Note: Dice.com isn’t now and has never been a client. I chose to write this post to serve readers who frequently ask me to research hiring trends in cloud computing.