Most Indian technologists prefer to upskill in cloud technologies believing that its proficiency promises better career prospects. Enhanced job prospects were voted as the top reason for Cloud preference by most (55%) technologists. Other prominent aspects like the rapid adoption of Cloud (voted second by 28% respondents) in different sectors and hefty salary earned by Cloud professionals ranked lower, found a new TechGig survey.
India’s largest technology community of 3.8 million developers – TechGig – surveyed over 1,750+ tech professionals to understand their views on Cloud computing. About 78% of the surveyed respondents belonged to the 25-30 years age bracket. More than 82% of respondents were working with IT firms and the rest were the tech undergraduates.
The pandemic year has seen many companies – big and small – from all sectors switching to Cloud for business ease and continuity. Here are the other key findings of this survey-
Cloud preferred for the ease of availability: Cloud is undoubtedly the best solution for accessing information from anywhere, anytime. Around 68% of the respondents said the biggest advantage of using Cloud services was its ease of availability. While 14% of respondents said Cloud was preferred for offering reduced costs, 13% of the survey takers found that easy data recovery was its best usability.
Data Security biggest reason to choose Cloud service providers: There are several factors that impact tech professionals’ decision to choose a Cloud service provider. In the TechGig survey more than 50% professionals said that they would choose Cloud service basis strong data security. The second and third priorities were better customer support and manageability, respectively. Surprisingly, the cost (of a Cloud provider) is the least important factor among technologists while choosing a service. Here is the breakdown:
Google Cloud tops the preference list of techies: The jobs of the future would require expertise in new-age skills, and upskilling is the only resolve for a long term career. Hence upskilling in Cloud technology is of utmost importance for forward-looking IT professionals. When asked about their favourite Cloud technology to learn, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) was named as the top choice followed by Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Online mode named as top medium for learning Cloud : With the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak, our world was forced to move to remote working culture faster than ever before. When techies were asked about their preferred method of upskilling in the Cloud, more than 47% respondents chose online live training from qualified personnel as the best way to upskill. Physical books, whitepapers, and offline resources have lost their charm in recent years and were named as the least-preferred way of upskilling by the developers.
Technology domain is transforming faster than ever with the emergence of new-age technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Robotics, and AR/VR etc. Cloud computing is relatively older than these technologies but still has its relevance as a most-in-demand skill among developers. When asked about their budget for Cloud learning, over 73% said that they would spend INR 10,000 – 20,000 annually. The complete breakdown is available here:
Commenting on the findings of this survey, Sanjay Goyal, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “Cloud is a dominant technology and refining processes in many domains. Owing to this, technologists are keenly learning Cloud computing, and willing to upskill as well. This is a healthy trend because upskilling ensures career longevity, which is particularly required in tech careers”.