In a recent survey, IT managers said that they were willing to pay more for employees with these hard-to-find cloud skills.
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1. Database Management
In the survey, 44% of respondents listed database management as a cloud skill they paid the most for, and 24% said it was among the hardest to find.
It might seem counterintuitive that something as new and innovative as the cloud requires database management expertise — after all, databases are hardly cutting-edge technology. However, demand for cloud professionals with database skills likely relates to the trend toward big data. According to Forrester analyst Brian Hopkins, "Public cloud adoption is the No. 1 priority for technology decision makers investing in big data." As enterprises turn to the cloud for their data storage and analytics needs, they need database administrators and managers who understand cloud-based data warehouses, data lakes, relational databases, and NoSQL databases.
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio
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