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August 31, 2021updated 03 Feb 2022 4:54pm

Where are power industry operations and technology companies focusing their cloud hiring efforts?

Companies are increasingly hiring for cloud roles in the power sector, but some parts of the world are proving more attractive than others

By Michael Goodier

Cloud is an area which has seen rapid growth across a variety of industries in recent years – not least among power industry operations and technologies companies.

Figures show that the number of new cloud roles being advertised for these companies has increased in recent months – with firms across the industry looking to expand their capabilities.

The number of newly advertised roles stood at 1,219 in Q1 2021. That’s up from 837 in Q4 2020 and up from from 961 in Q3 2020.

The figures are compiled by GlobalData, who track the number of new job postings from key companies in various sectors over time. Using textual analysis, these job advertisements are then classified thematically.

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GlobalData's thematic approach to sector activity seeks to group key company information by topic to see which companies are best placed to weather the disruptions coming to their industries.

These key themes, which include cloud, are chosen to cover "any issue that keeps a CEO awake at night".

By tracking them across job advertisements it allows us to see which companies are leading the way on specific issues and which are dragging their heels - and importantly where the market is expanding and contracting.

Where are companies hiring for cloud careers in power?

Looking across key power industry operations and technologies companies tracked by GlobalData, India is currently seeing the largest number of cloud job advertisements. Last quarter the country saw 493 advertisements - up from 235 in Q4 2020 and 373 in Q3 2020.

On a city level, Pune (India) had the most newly advertised cloud roles in Q1 2021 with 71, followed by Atlanta, (US) with 56, and Hamburg, (Germany) with 36.

Where is seeing the most growth for cloud roles in power?

The biggest growth area has been in India - which saw 160 job adverts for cloud in Q4 2020, increasing to 493 in Q1 2021.

In terms of cities, firms are increasing cloud hires in Hamburg - with 36 roles in the latest quarter - up from zero in the previous one.

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