Employees would most recommend Zerto, FusionOps, Google, OutSystems, AppDirect, Sumo Logic, Cloudera, HyTrust, Tableau Software and Domo to their friends looking for a cloud computing company to work for in 2016. These and other insights are from an analysis completed today to determine the best cloud computing firms and CEOs to work for this year.
To keep the rankings and analysis completely impartial and fair, the latest Computer Reseller News list, The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2016 is the basis of the rankings. Cloud computing companies are among the most competitive there are about salaries, performance and sign-on bonuses and a myriad of perks and benefits. They are also attracting senior management teams that have strong leadership skills, many of whom are striving to create distinctive company cultures. The most popular request from Forbes readers are for recommendations of the best cloud computing companies to work for, and that’s what led to this analysis.
Using the 2016 CRN list as a baseline to compare the Glassdoor.com scores of the (%) of employees who would recommend this company to a friend and (%) of employees who approve of the CEO, the table below is provided. You can find the original data set here. There are many companies listed on the CRN list that doesn’t have than many or any entries on Glassdoor, and they are excluded from the rankings shown below but are in the original data set. If the image below is not visible in your browser, you can view the rankings here.
The highest rated CEOs on Glassdoor as of February 3rd, 2016 include the following:
- Ziv Kedem, Zerto, 100%
- Gary Meyers, FusionOps, 100%
- Christian Chabot, Tableau Software, 100%
- John Burton, Nintex, 100%
- Rob Mee, Pivotal, 100%
- Rajiv Gupta, Skyhigh Networks, 100%
- Ken Shaw Jr., Infrascale, 100%
- Beau Vrolyk, Engine Yard, 100%
- Ramin Sayar, Sumo Logic, 99%
- Sundar Pichai, Google, 98%
- Lew Cirne, New Relic, 97%
- Daniel Saks, AppDirect, 96%
- James M. Whitehurst, Red Hat, 96%
- Marc Benioff, Salesforce, 96%
- Tom Kemp, Centrify, 95%
- Jeremy Roche, FinancialForce, 95%
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.
Gaining insights into cloud computing hiring trends is invaluable to understanding the competitive landscape and direction of new application and platform development.
It’s also invaluable for any company looking to recruit cloud computing professionals. For qualified job seekers, staying on top of these trends can and does lead to well-timed career moves, higher salaries and greater chances for professional growth.
Real-time business intelligence of the talent marketplace is a fascinating area to track. Wanted Analytics is a leader in this field, and their analytics applications and advanced data sets are used for competitive analysis, sourcing new hires, analyzing employment and economic trends, and lead generation. I’ve never worked for Wanted Analytics and they’re not a client. They were kind enough to provide a test-drive account for this analysis. The Wanted Analytics platform is based on 25,000 employment sources that together account for 950 million job posts.
Here are the key take-aways from an analysis of cloud computing job opportunities:
- For all positions that mention the term cloud computing as part of the description, requirements or prerequisites, the Hiring Scale is 72. The higher the score on the scale, the greater difficulty employers are having in finding the right applicants for their open positions. Wanted Analytics has published a white paper explaining the methodology of the Hiring Scale and you can download it here.
- Average salary range for cloud computing jobs is $90,650 to $110,800 according to the Wanted Analytics.
- There are 10,077 positions open at 1,447 employers, with the average posting period being 47 days. This analysis is based on all positions where cloud computing is mentioned as part of the job description, requirements or prerequisites.
- The following map shows the distribution of job counts by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and a table comparing the top 20 MSAs nationally.
- EMC (17%), Amazon.com (16%) and Salesforce.com (12%) and their partners are the leading cloud computing employers currently looking to fill positions. Software, services and system integration partners that work with these three companies will often mention them in their own job ads as well. This distribution of jobs reflects the partner network these companies have each built in addition to jobs available with each of them.
- Top ten certifications include the following:
- Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS SCI) (863 ads);
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) (385 ads);
- Project Management Professional (PMP) (209 ads);
- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (193 ads);
- Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) (180 ads);
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) expertise (156 ads);
- Business Process Management Programming Languages (BPM) expertise (137 ads);
- EMC System Administrator (EMCSyA) (130 ads);
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP) (109 ads);
- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (108 ads).
Using analytics to better understand the cloud computing job market is fascinating.
One of the most advanced companies in this area is Wanted Analytics, who aggregates job postings from over 500 job boards and maintains a database of over 600 million unique job listings. They specialize in business intelligence for the talent marketplace, providing insights into how one company’s salary range compares to competitors for the same position, also calculating the difficulty to hire a given type of candidate. They’ve developed a unique Hiring Scale to accomplish this.
I recently had a chance to test-drive their analytics applications. Using the parameters to analyze all cloud computing jobs that pay $100,000 a year or more for the analysis, I ran several queries. Key takeaways include the following:
- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA leads the MSAs with a salary range $118K to $144K and one of the highest Hiring Score index values of 81, meaning it is very difficult for employers to find candidates who are qualified for their open positions. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT is next with a salary range of $117K to $143K and a Hiring Index Score of 75. The SMA for San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA shows a salary range of $114K to $140K and a relative high Hiring Scale of 88. Salary range for cloud computing professionals charted by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is shown below:
- Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (31%), Information Technologies (30%) and Manufacturing (12%) lead the top ten industries hiring cloud computing professionals in positions paying $100K or more. Wanted Analytics uses the NAICS taxonomy to organize this area of their database.
- A total of 5,299 positions are open today for Computer Software Engineers, Applications and Architects as is shown in the following graphic. What is surprising is the rapid increase in Marketing Managers (1,076 positions), Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (576 positions) and Sales Engineers (452 positions). Wanted Analytics uses the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) taxonomy too organize this area of their database. The results are shown in the graphic below: