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Cloud-related roles take up 10% of total jobs, says 

  • Cloud jobs comprise 10% of total jobs in Nov 2021
  • Top skills in demand for cloud include Cloud computing, Azure, Cloud Migration, SAP, Cloud Security, Machine Learning/AI
  • Intermediate level professionals (4-6 years) comprise 44% of cloud workforce while Entry level professionals (0-3 years) take up 29% of the cloud workforce in India
  • Cloud-related roles have grown over 40% since 2020

With ongoing digitization and adoption of emerging technologies across sectors, India is certainly at the forefront of cloud adoption having witnessed a massive uptick with the shift to virtual working and digital tech. The cloud market in India is expanding and expected to grow 26% by the end of 2022. Having said that, there is an emerging talent gap prevailing in the industry due to the lack of adequate skilling. Moreover, data from the online recruiting platform indicates that the demand for cloud professionals has seen an uptrend with cloud-related roles taking up nearly 10% of total jobs with 3 lakh active job seekers in November 2021.

The top skills in demand for cloud professionals include Cloud computing, AWS/Azure, Cloud Migration, SAP, Cloud Security, Machine Learning/AI, which are highly pursued and in demand by recruiters. Further, it was noted that the demand for cloud-related roles has grown exponentially since last year (+40%), with over 608,000 cloud professionals across all verticals in India.

Share of Cloud jobs (month-on-month), as per data from

Month% Cloud jobs
Nov 202110%
Oct 20219%
Sep 202110%
Aug 20216%
July 20215%
June 20215%

Interestingly, data presents that the largest share in cloud jobs was held by Intermediate level professionals with 4-6 years of experience who comprised of 44% of the cloud workforce as on November 2021. Entry level talent with 0-3 years of experience followed close behind with at 29%, indicating an optimistic outlook for freshers in the industry.

Experience-wise share in cloud jobs, as per data from

Experience levelSept 2021Oct 2021Nov 2021
Entry level (0-3 years)32%24%29%
Intermediate level (4-6 years)42%47%44%
Mid-Senior Level (7-10 years)19%22%21%
Senior Level (11-15 years)6%7%6%
Top Management (>15 years)1%1%1%

While the pandemic accelerated the adoption of digital transformation and emerging technologies across industries, there has been a tremendous increase in the demand for certified cloud coders in India. In order to cater to this demand and create a pool of skilled talent in the industry, has collaborated with Microsoft to launch Velocity, a virtual career fair for cloud professionals. Monster’s first diversity career fair TRIUMPH saw 73,000+ registrations, and given the feedback and participation by recruiters and candidates, the job portal has yet again launched an opportunity to bring together aspiring candidates and recruiters in the cloud space.

Speaking on the collaboration, Sekhar Garisa, CEO – Monster APAC & ME, a Quess company, said, “It is no surprise that the demand for cloud professionals in India is continuing to expand to exponential heights, having grown over 40% since last year. It is also interesting to note that freshers and intermediate level professionals hold a higher share in the cloud market. Given this ever-increasing demand in the cloud market, we have collaborated with Microsoft to launch Velocity, in a joint endeavour to bridge the talent gap in India’s cloud market through candidate upskilling and facilitation of top recruiter interactions with Microsoft-certified coders.”

About Velocity by and Microsoft

Velocity Virtual Career Fair was conceptualised to cater to this burgeoning demand in the industry, providing skilling opportunities for candidates to undertake Microsoft Cloud Certifications while offering recruiters a unique access to Microsoft certified talent. The career fair intends to cater to over 25,000 participants with over 50 hiring partners and 400+ job opportunities. Partnering with Microsoft and its learning partners, Velocity offers candidate certifications in the solution areas of Infra, Applications, Data, AI, Security, Compliance and Identity, among others, through exam preparation bundles, discounted vouchers, etc.  The platform offers guides for the path the candidates might want to take from Fundamental to Expert level courses. Velocity is an exclusive career fair aimed at Microsoft certified professionals with 1 – 8 years of experience.


About Monster APAC & Middle East

Monster (a Quess Company), the leading online career and recruitment resource, with its cutting-edge technology provides relevant profiles to employers and jobs to jobseekers across industry verticals, experience levels, and geographies. More than 75 million people have registered on the Monster network. Today, with operations in Southeast Asia, India and Gulf, Monster provides the widest and most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment, and talent management capabilities globally. Monster continues its pioneering work of transforming the recruiting industry with advanced technology using intelligent digital, social and mobile solutions, and a vast array of products and services.

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