Cloud Skills are Valuable, and Mirantis and Others Are Ramping Up Training

by Ostatic Staff - Feb. 04, 2016

In case you've missed the trend, LinkedIn has become very central to how many people get hired these days, and it can be a conduit for upgrading your current job. LinkedIn also organically gathers a lot of job- and industry-related data, and that's why it's notable that according to the company's newly published analysis of the 25 Skills That Could Get You Hired in 2016, cloud and distributed computing ranked as the most in-demand skill globally last year.

Here are some of the related findings, and some tips on how you can pick up OpenStack skills to better your job-seeking fortune.

LinkedIn has a 19-page report available on Slideshare that breaks down the most in-demand job market skills by country. As Forbes notes:

Cloud computing was the hottest skill in demand in France, India, and the United States in 2015 and will continue in 2016. LinkedIn found that cloud computing skills have progressed from being niche to mainstream as the world’s most in-demand skill set.

Statistical Analysis and Data Mining is the only skill set that ranks in the top 4 across all countries analyzed. LinkedIn found that businesses are hiring expertise in data storage, retrieval and analysis as fast as they can be on-boarded. LinkedIn also found that there weren’t enough members with big data skills including Hadoop, HBase, and Hive listed on their profiles to rank the category on the global list in 2014. In 2015, LinkedIn saw a rapid increase in members worldwide listing these types of skills on their profiles.

 In our regular roundups of OpenStack certification and training programs, it's become clear that there are a lot of good opportunities emerging for picking up cloud and OpenStack skills. 

You can learn more about what Mirantis offers at:

 Meanwhile, as part of its efforts to grow the OpenStack talent pool and global community, the OpenStack Foundation has announced a new professional certification program that is meant to provide a baseline assessment of knowledge and be accessible to OpenStack professionals around the world.

The Certified OpenStack Administrator is a professional typically with at least six months OpenStack experience and has the skills required to provide day-to-day operation and management of an OpenStack cloud, according to the Foundation. There is more at the website: