Sand Hill Group and SAP American Inc have performed a study which reveals that 80,000 jobs were added by 11 companies operating cloud in their business between January 2010 and January 2011. The report predicts that in the next five years the number of jobs related to cloud would reach 472,000.
The main reason for the surge in demand is deemed to be the social networking sites which will not be able to operate without Cloud. The report says that nearly half a billion people will connect to cloud from their smartphones and other mobile devices this year.
The demand needs to be matched with the professionals with necessary cloud computing skills.