Cloud Infrastructure: Market predictions for 2021

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03 February 2021 by Experis
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At Experis, our expert Cloud Infrastructure recruiters understand the market landscape, they know what employers are looking for in recruits, and they can identify opportunities for candidates seeking a competitive edge. In this post, we’ve curated their market insights and predictions for what’s to come in 2021, so that you can stay ahead of the competition.

Responding to the demand for remote working

The huge surge in remote working has driven many companies to move to cloud-based operations. This is likely to continue as more employers scale back office space or introduce greater flexibility, to make remote working an ingrained part of the company culture. We’ve seen demand for Infrastructure Engineers, particularly those with a focus on Azure and AWS, go through the roof.

Increased awareness for security

While companies shift to a cloud-first approach, there’s increased demand for securing these systems, as well as the need to transition to newer versions of technology, such as from Cisco ASA firewall to Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall. Security plays a role here too, as firms want to ensure that systems are secure by design and remote working is in line with security policies. Information Security has also seen a boost, prompted by issues that employers didn’t foresee with this transition, which they now need dedicated support for.

A need for quality delivery and support professionals

Since the pandemic begun, there has been a spike in demand for quality IT support/service desk people and Helpdesk Engineers, as organisations have increasingly called on MSPs for support. Good Project/Implementation Engineers and 3rdLine Infrastructure Engineers are highly sought after by employers, to cover both delivery and issue resolution.

Upskill, reskill and retrain

Although training opportunities have historically been very expensive, many portals have been offering discounts as COVID-19 continues, so it’s worth researching options to see how you can affordably plug any knowledge or skills gaps, to help you stand out from the competition.

Experis is the global leader in professional IT resourcing and solutions, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Thanks to our expert industry knowledge, history of success and strong relationships with organisations large and small, we’re well-equipped to share market insights like these and match specialist IT professionals into permanent and contract assignments. To find out more and view all our job opportunities, visit our website: experis.co.uk