When assessing the cloud engineers' situation in labor market Lina Žalpytė, head of the selection group at the Alliance for Recruitment job agency, notes that their demand is growing rapidly. And with the development of cloud technologies and them becoming more popular in the market, it is expected that the demand of its specialists will only increase. Considering the fact that demand is far above the supply, the employee search alternatives are often considered. A more flexible approach to requirements for the position is suggested, for example, it is urged to hire less experienced, junior-level candidates with the possibility to train them, and so on.
The search for candidates goes beyond Lithuania. One of the latest success stories mentioned by L. Žalpytė, is a Lithuanian returning from Germany to work as a cloud architect in Centric IT Solutions Lithuania.
According to the recruitment specialist, the demand for experienced cloud engineers is much higher, and the young specialists who are just starting to pave their way in the field of IT show more initiative to be noticed.
"Meanwhile, experienced professionals need to be looked for and lured in because they are already working in other companies and are often satisfied with their position and valued by their employers, therefore, they don't have huge incentives to actively follow the job opportunities in the market," L. Žalpytė claims.
Current trends show that at present most IT engineers are already expected to have experience with any cloud solution (AWS, Azure, Google) or their separate tools. So, according to the labor market experts, IT professionals working with cloud technologies appear at the top ten of the most marketable employees in Lithuania.