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Weekly Poll: What’s in Store for Cloud-Related IT Jobs?

There’s a lot of talk about the ways in which cloud computing will impact the IT job market – changing demands for the numbers and the skills of employees.

As James Urquhart notes in an article in CNET today, there have been a number of interesting signs lately pointing to the health of the cloud-related job market: 181 jobs advertised at Amazon Web Services last week, for example, and 175 at Rackspace.

But it may be the recent release of Elance’s quarterly employment report that has raised the most eyebrows. The report looks at IT job listings overall, examining the demand for certain skills. And notably, it’s Google App Engine that has shown the largest growth over the last quarter, increasing demand tenfold and surpassing Amazon Web Service as the the most sought after cloud skill.

Cloud Ave’s Krishnan Subramanian has an excellent analysis on why this might be, noting that the recent partnership between Google and VMWare might explain the jump in demand.

Does the increase in employment opportunities for those with Google App Engine experience mark a shift in the sorts of IT jobs we’ll see in the future?

Photo credits: Flickr user Brenda Gottsabend

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