JOBLIFT ANALYSES THE CLOUD COMPUTING JOB MARKET IN THE UK

Berlin/Hamburg, 12th September 2017 – Cloud computing is a buzz term that has recently gained momentum. According to a study by the International Data Corporation (IDC), investment in cloud computing is expected to grow at over six times the rate of IT spending by 2020. With this in mind, job meta-search engine Joblift decided to analyse the state of the UK’s cloud computing job market and found that, in line with the rise in investment, cloud computing vacancies have risen by over 7% on average monthly.

THE CLOUD COMPUTING JOB MARKET HAS SEEN AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF 7% WITH VACANCIES BEING FILLED 1.5 TIMES FASTER THAN UK AVERAGE

According to Joblift, 40,038 cloud computing vacancies have been posted in the UK since September 2016, with these jobs increasing at a monthly average of 7% – over twice the rate of the UK job market as a whole which has seen an average monthly increase of around 3%. Furthermore, to indicate the rapid increase in cloud computing positions, Joblift analysed the time that these positions stayed active online for. In the last 12 months, cloud computing jobs spent an average of 10 days online before being filled. Considering the average duration a job in the entire UK job market stays active for is 15 days, cloud computing positions are filled in a third of the time.

LONDON DOMINATES WITH ALMOST HALF OF ALL VACANCIES, WITH BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS BEING THE MOST IN-DEMAND PROFESSION

In terms of cloud computing professions, Business Development Managers are the most advertised positions, accounting for 7% of all vacancies with around 2,703 postings. Following this Software Engineers are the second most popular requests, with the 2,152 vacancies making up 5% of all advertisements in the last 12 months. In third position, Web Developers make up 3% of all vacancies with 1,158 postings. Unsurprisingly, London dominates in terms of the location of cloud computing vacancies. The capital city has housed 41% of all postings in the last 12 months, with 16,232 jobs being located there. Manchester follows with 1,119 postings, making up 3% of all jobs, followed fairly closely by Birmingham with 2% (821 postings).

OVER 50% OF ALL VACANCIES ACKNOWLEDGE DATA PROTECTION AND SECURITY BUT ONLY 2% OF THE ROLES ARE SPECIALISED

Given the major risk of data leaks and inadequate cyber security that is associated with cloud computing, it is encouraging to find that over half of all cloud computing vacancies mentioned data/IT security in some capacity in their job advertisements. In fact, Joblift found that 22,590 jobs or 56% of all vacancies acknowledged the need for proficiency in data/IT security and protection. However, despite this high level of awareness, only 920 cloud computing vacancies mentioned security or protection in the job title, suggesting that just 2% of the positions are solely focused on this.

About Joblift

Joblift is meta search engine for currently more than 1,000,000 jobs from over 100 partner job boards. Joblift’s customised search filters and email notifications allow users to personalise their search criteria. The company was founded in 2015 by Lukas Erlebach and Malte Widenka. At the two locations in Hamburg and Berlin, Joblift currently employs a team of around 50 employees.

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