Pluralsight today released its 2022 State of Cloud Report, which found that while 75% of tech leaders are building all new products and features in the cloud moving forward, only 8% of technologists have significant cloud-related skills and experience. Cloud adoption is crucial to an organization's success, yet, cloud skills gaps exist for many technologists today and 39% rank cloud computing as a top personal skills gap.
"As organizations begin making heavier investments into the cloud, they must dedicate resources and time to ensure their technologists are up to the task of cloud transformation," said Drew Firment, VP of Enterprise Strategies at Pluralsight.
"...most technologists only have a basic familiarity with cloud technologies. Tech leaders need a cloud strategy that provides confidence and predictability in their ability to build cloud maturity at scale and that starts with ensuring they can upskill their teams on cloud technologies."
The state of organisational cloud maturity:
- 48% have high levels of cloud maturity
- 7% have made no investments into the cloud
- 45% say security and compliance concerns are the number one cloud maturity challenge
- 64% are new to cloud learning and are looking to build basic cloud fluency
The top personal cloud skills gaps:
- Cloud security (40%)
- Networking (37%)
- Data (31%)
Barriers to upskilling:
- Budget constraints (43%)
- Being too busy/lacking time for upskilling (38%)
- Employers emphasize hiring rather than upskilling (32%)
The report was published by Pluralsight, a technology workforce development company, and compiles survey results from more than 1000 technologists and leaders in the United States, Europe, Australia, and India on the most current trends and challenges in cloud strategy and learning. The full report from Pluralsight is available to download: 2022 State of Cloud Report.
Communications Manager, Pluralsight