India’s Cloud Computing Job Growth Offers Relocation Opportunities

Great Learning, an educational technology platform company for executives, reports that up to 1 million new jobs in India may be created by the growth of the cloud computing market. Currently, India has a $2.2 billion market in this field. By 2020, this market will grow to $4 billion due to over 30% annual growth rates.

How is Cloud Computing Defined?

Cloud computing is distinctly different than traditional computing solutions found in many companies. Traditionally, companies manage IT resources, computers, database storage, security, and software applications. These would be housed on physical hardware located at or near their premises. Cloud solutions offer all of these IT resources through a cloud services platform, accessed through the internet.

Types of Cloud Computing

There are three main types of computing that can be done in the cloud:

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)

With cloud computing, companies only pay for the services they need, within a flexible, low cost framework. As a result, companies can utilize their limited valuable resources to pursue corporate objectives. Rather than invest in IT hardware and software, companies are free to invest in value adding activities. They also benefit from the provider’s specialized skills and investments in technology.

What Jobs are in this field?

Cloud computing jobs typically entail specialized training and skills. Often, these jobs require higher education and degrees in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, and information systems. For example, candidates for a Specialist position should have skills in the following areas:

  • Systems Architecture
  • Virtualization Technology
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Collaboration

What does this mean?

Within India, as well as across the world, the growth in cloud solutions will lead to increasing demand for employees with applicable education and skills. The worldwide cloud computing market is projected to reach $411 billion by 2020. Also, over $1.3 trillion in IT spending will be affected by companies shifting their spending to the cloud by 2022. In India, several thousand cloud computing  job postings advertise vacancies. By comparison, US job postings in this market show approximately twenty thousand positions. Several technology companies in China have aggressive plans to dominate this market.

What should employers expect with Cloud Computing?

Employers should expect that demand for employees with cloud computing skills and experience will increase dramatically over the next several years throughout the world. They should also expect that traditional recruiting efforts may not be successful in attracting candidates with the skills and experience they need to success with cloud computing efforts.

What should employers do?

Employers in India should review their company’s growth plans and requirements for jobs within this market. They should also determine how their company’s growth plans will impact the cloud computing jobs required to meet their business plans and goals. Employers should examine their relocation policies to determine if they would benefit from enhancements to attract new hires and transferees looking to take computer industry jobs in India. Also, they should look into helpful educational resources for employees, such as an online tutorial for AWS (Amazon Web Services).

Employers may benefit from reviewing a Technology Industry Case Study that identifies successful tactics for attracting new hires and transferees. They may also benefit by learning how other markets, such as healthcare, have been leveraging relocation benefits to attract and retain talent.


GMS’ team of global relocation experts has helped thousands of our clients develop relocation programs that attract and retain qualified employees across the world. Our team can help your company determine how to plan for India’s cloud computing job growth and the many opportunities it presents.

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