There is a huge gap between supply and demand of skilled developers, especially when it comes to cloud-based technologies. There is an explosion in the cloud space, from Uber to Apple — everyone is using the cloud. There are currently not enough skilled people to meet this growing demand.
In 2016 Cloud Foundry published a survey that found “an escalating gap in cloud skills which threatens enterprises’ ability to embrace digital transformation.” One of the key findings of the survey, that supposedly triggered this course, was that companies were increasing their efforts to train their existing engineering teams, instead of outsourcing engineering overseas or hiring new talent. This meant that there was an increasing demand for material to help these companies in training their employees.