According to a Dice report,, the parent company of cloud computing giant Amazon Web Services (AWS), kept the tech hiring process rolling in the second quarter despite a difficult hiring environment. Amazon was the only cloud computing provider among the top 10. Oracle ranked No. 11 and Google at No. 32. Microsoft, whose Azure cloud platform is AWS’ closest competitor in terms of market share (50%) did not make the list. Dice stressed that AWS only makes up a small portion of Amazon’s total revenue, but that cloud computing is the main focus of Amazon’s tech hiring. According to the report, “Amazon is seeking top-ranking occupations such as software developer, network engineer and program manager, as well as systems engineer.” The top 20 skills in Amazon job listings start with Java and end at NoSQL. [Click here for a larger view] Amazon is looking for top tech skills. (Source: Dice). This roughly corresponds to the top tech occupations, as measured by job postings during the quarter. A list headed by “software engineer” is No. 1, with “java programmer” at No. 5. The demand for certain tech occupations increased between May and June, in particular:

  • Software developer — 25 percent
  • Systems engineer — 24 percent
  • Application developer — 31 percent

Dice stated that while the first quarter left employers in a tense environment, June’s increase in job postings for key occupations indicates that, although the pandemic may not be over, it appears that employer confidence is returning. Numerous reports, such as this, this, and this, have shown that cloud computing providers were among those industries that fared well during the pandemic. The Dice report suggests that this trend may continue. According to the report, “In the coming years, more firms will use cloud platforms like AWS and Microsoft Azure for their storage needs and computing needs, and abandon in-house data centers completely.” Register here to access the full Dice report, “Tech Job Report — Hiring Trends at the Time of COVID-19.”

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