Research shows that cloud computing will transform every aspect of business, from logistics to customer relationships to the way teams work together, and today’s organizations are preparing for this seismic shift. This Irish government has developed a comprehensive strategic approach to develop the sector in recognition of Ireland’s potential to become a world leader in Cloud Computing. This focus has already attracted world leaders, such as EMC, Citrix and Dropbox. (IDA, 2019). The skills in demand today are: Java, Linux, Amazon Web Services(AWS), Software Development, DevOps, Docker and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), included in roles such as: Cloud Architect, Cloud Software Engineer, Cloud Sales, Cloud Engineer, Cloud Systems Administrator, Cloud Consultant, Cloud Network Engineer, Cloud Product Manager.
Through the Cloud Competency Centre at NCI, this programme has been actively engaged with major cloud multinationals (AWS, IBM, and Microsoft). Additionally, we have received support from indigenous cloud-intensive companies. Recent graduates from this course have gone on to fill roles in Susquehanna International Group (Citrix Engineer), Paddy Power Betfair (Associate Java Developer), 888spectate.com (Frontend Developer), Hertz (Data Engineer), Tickets.ie (.NET Developer), Citi (Technology Analyst), SAP (Support Engineer), HP Enterprise (Network Engineer), Asavie (Site& Reliability Engineer), IBM (Operations Engineer), Workday (Operations Engineer).